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API students at the University of Auckland will be able to enroll in a variety of subject areas with both local “Kiwis” and other international students from over 85 countries.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A. (2.8G.P.A. with academic reference)
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors (supplemental admission requirements for freshmen)
  • Completed API Application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 semester credits

API students at the University of Auckland will be able to enroll in a variety of subject areas with both local “Kiwis” and other international students from over 85 countries.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the University of Auckland upon completion of their program.

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive university offering courses in over 100 subjects. Study abroad and exchange students can select 3-4 courses to study per semester. Most courses include 2 lectures or classes per week and one tutorial or lab. Including assignments and out-of-class study, each course should involve about 10 hours of work per week.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Introductory papers are called 100-level papers; subsequent years or semesters are considered 200- and 300-level papers. 400-level papers are considered at the graduate level. Most papers are single-semester and are worth 15 points (credits). Minimum full-time enrollment at U of A includes 60 points (i.e. 4 papers per semester). One 15 point paper is generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits or 4-6 quarter units. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be at the discretion of the student’s home institution and should be verified in advance.

U. Auckland Course Information

Click here to view the course catalog at the University of Auckland. Use the letters at the top of the page to navigate through the course titles. Courses are divided alphabetically by subject. For example, for courses related to Business click “B” and look for the courses related to business within the department offerings. The University of Auckland offers a wide array of course offerings and in many subject fields. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course. Click here to view the study abroad course options.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by AUT University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Click on “view course schedule” to see when the class is offered

  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students

  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course

  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

U. Auckland Volunteer Opportunities

The University of Auckland connects students with volunteer opportunities with a wide variety of organizations, community projects, and on-campus initiatives. For more information on these options, contact the API Program Manager.

U. Auckland Course Information

Click here to view the course catalog at the University of Auckland. Use the letters at the top of the page to navigate through the course titles. Courses are divided alphabetically by subject. For example, for courses related to Business click “B” and look for the courses related to business within the department offerings. The University of Auckland offers a wide array of course offerings and in many subject fields. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course. Click here to view the study abroad course options.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by AUT University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Click on “view course schedule” to see when the class is offered

  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students

  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course

  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

U. Auckland Volunteer Opportunities

The University of Auckland connects students with volunteer opportunities with a wide variety of organizations, community projects, and on-campus initiatives. For more information on these options, contact the API Program Manager.

U. Auckland Course Information

Click here to view the course catalog at the University of Auckland. Use the letters at the top of the page to navigate through the course titles. Courses are divided alphabetically by subject. For example, for courses related to Business click “B” and look for the courses related to business within the department offerings. The University of Auckland offers a wide array of course offerings and in many subject fields. If for example, you do not immediately find the subject you are looking for, think of a synonym or a similar subject type and search under the appropriate letter for a similar course. Click here to view the study abroad course options.

When searching for courses, make sure you are looking at courses available in the correct semester. In New Zealand, the university system goes by the calendar year vs. the academic year such as in the U.S. Also remember that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere so their seasons are opposite than those in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in New Zealand refers to the spring term in the U.S. (February - July), whereas Semester 2 in New Zealand refers to the fall term in the U.S. (July - December). Study abroad students are able to choose from a large number of subjects offered by AUT University, however, there are courses that are not open to study abroad students

  • Click on “view course schedule” to see when the class is offered

  • Check to see if the course is open to study abroad students

  • Make note of “Prerequisites” required for the course

  • If you will need to obtain course pre-approval, API advises selecting 6-8 courses

U. Auckland Volunteer Opportunities

The University of Auckland connects students with volunteer opportunities with a wide variety of organizations, community projects, and on-campus initiatives. For more information on these options, contact the API Program Manager.

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • Triple crown of business accreditation

Faculty

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    Tiana Meintjes

    Tiana will be your Resident Coordinator in Auckland and a resource for you while living in New Zealand with us!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Auckland programs. All excursions and cultural events are subject to change.

  • Auckland - Orientation

    API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Auckland. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!
  • Hobbiton Tour

    Students will enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. Students will see where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. The tour includes a visit to the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and an opportunity to learn from the guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a beverage in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café.

  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    The group will a ferry over to one of Auckland’s dormant volcanoes and hike up to take in the spectacular views of the city!
  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower

    Students will enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland from the Sky Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure, followed by a taste of Auckland’s best gelato!
  • Tree Adventures

    Students will venture into a forest where they will climb through an obstacle course in the trees!
  • Auckland - Orientation

    API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Auckland. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!
  • Hobbiton Tour

    Students will enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. Students will see where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. The tour includes a visit to the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and an opportunity to learn from the guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a beverage in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café.

  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    The group will a ferry over to one of Auckland’s dormant volcanoes and hike up to take in the spectacular views of the city!
  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower

    Students will enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland from the Sky Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure, followed by a taste of Auckland’s best gelato!
  • Tree Adventures

    Students will venture into a forest where they will climb through an obstacle course in the trees!
  • Auckland - Orientation

    API New Zealand students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Auckland. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API, and university procedures, and rules, to explore your new host city and to allow for a smoother transition into New Zealand life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • Blue's Rugby

    Depending on the season, students will attend a game of rugby under the stars, watching the Auckland Blues take on one of their competitors!
  • Hobbiton Tour

    Students will enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. Students will see where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. The tour includes a visit to the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and an opportunity to learn from the guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a beverage in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café.

  • Rangitoto Island Hike

    The group will a ferry over to one of Auckland’s dormant volcanoes and hike up to take in the spectacular views of the city!
  • Rotorua

    Midway through the semester API students will fly to Rotorua on the north island for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about the Maori culture. In addition to seeing Maori arts and dance exhibitions, students will have the chance to experience some of the area’s natural wonders through zip-line and luge escapades, guided hikes and eco-tours of the local jungle, geysers, and thermal mud pools.

  • Sky Tower

    Students will enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland from the Sky Tower, the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure, followed by a taste of Auckland’s best gelato!
  • Tree Adventures

    Students will venture into a forest where they will climb through an obstacle course in the trees!

All API Auckland students will be housed close to each other in student self-catered apartments on/near campus. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. Internet and utilities are included.
Due to the range of housing options, semester housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for this program is $4,400-$4,950 per semester. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

**Tuition and fees are included in the program fee but please note some universities charge extra tuition/fees for specialty areas in some science and engineering disciplines, for example, to cover laboratory, studio, or fieldwork. These fees will be billed separately but students will know in advance which papers are subject to additional fees.

Housing fees per session: $4,400-$4,950

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb 21, 2019 - Jul 2, 2019 $14,480 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Jul 11, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019 $14,480 Apr 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Academic Year Jul 11, 2019 $28,180 Apr 15, 2019 May 1, 2019