University of Auckland
As New Zealand's largest university (and a partner in the U21 network), the University of Auckland was established in 1883, and has grown into an international center of learning and academic excellence. The University's comprehensive range of research-based study programs is internationally recognized and attracts postgraduate and undergraduate students from all over the world.
Graduates of the University of Auckland occupy leading positions in business, law, medicine, politics and the professions within New Zealand and overseas.
The University is situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Auckland and provides an exciting and stimulating environment for 41,000 students. Currently over four thousand international students from 60 different countries study at Auckland. Their different perspectives and cultures enrich the entire University community.
New Zealand itself is well known for its stunning and vividly diverse landscapes, where you can experience multiple varieties of topography from one end of New Zealand to the other.
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Students must have a minimum 73% GPA to attend this partnership. However students with a GPA between 70-73% will be considered if they are able to provide a written recommendation from a Professor. Law: UBC-V Law students must select 'University of Auckland-LAW' on their Go Global application. Commerce: UBC-V Commerce students must select 'University of Auckland-COMM on their Go Global application.
AU semester 1: Late February to Late June
AU semester 2: Early July to Late November
Notes on eligibility and timing
What term to list on your Go Global Application:
Term 1: if planning to take AU's semester 2
Term 2: if planning to take AU's semester 1
Full year: if planning to take AU's semester 2 and then take AU's Semester 1
Split year: if planning to take AU's semester 1 and then take AU's semester 2
Course equivalency formula
Auckland units divided by 4 = UBC Credits
Passing gradeC=Pass=2 OR C-=Marginal Pass=1
A+ High first,C=Pass=2 OR C-=Marginal Pass=1
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
Full-time course load: Auckland Abroad exchange students must take a full-time course of study. The minimum full time study load is 50 points per semester, or 100 points per year. The normal course load is 60 points per semester, or 120 points per year. Most courses are weighted at 15 points, so students will be taking 4 courses per semester.
Course selection: Exchange students can take courses in most faculties and departments provided they meet any prerequisites, and they are able to take courses from multiple faculties in a semester with the exception of students coming under a Law exchange. Law exchange students can only take courses in the Law faculty.
Faculty Websites Students can visit the faculty and department websites for course information.
Postgraduate applicants In general, the exchange is limited to coursework only and does not include thesis writing and supervision.
This information is subject to change. When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying. Ultimately, students are responsible for researching applicable course restrictions.
Full course load information
The standard course load for full-time study is 50-60 points per semester or 100-120 points per year.
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
Auckland is now able to guarantee University housing to students applying for the Exchange programme providing students apply for a room by 15 December for Semester One (February start) and 1 May for Semester Two (July start) and pay the housing deposit (note that in case a student is not accepted into the University of Auckland the deposit will be refunded). More information on how to apply for accommodation can be found here
The previous requirement for study abroad students to obtain a visa prior to receiving an offer of accommodation, has now been waived.
Housing is fully integrated with our International students carefully mixed with local Kiwi students. Auckland endeavours to not have two students from the same country sharing a flat.
Information for off campus accommodation.