As New Zealand’s largest university, the University of Auckland is also the country’s highest ranked institution as well. While academics here are of the highest standard, the school’s incredible location allows students not only to focus on their studies but explore all the country has to offer as well. With big city attractions just steps away from campus and gorgeous natural surroundings perfect for hiking and spending the afternoon at the beach just a short drive or ferry ride away, there’s always something to do!

Snapshot

Semester Program

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February - June
June - November

38,500 Students

3.0 GPA to apply

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Urban Setting
Traditional Campus

Off-campus Apartments

Overview

Study at New Zealand’s top-ranked university, The University of Auckland, located in the heart of the city

Listed in top 50 schools in the world for civil engineering, education, accounting and finance, psychology and more. Its Business School holds leading international accreditations from AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA.

Take advantage of our included pre-semester excursion to the beautiful islands of Fiji

Experience living with Kiwis and international students in university housing

Live in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, with its magnificent coastline to the east and west

Go on an adventure with our mid-semester excursion options throughout New Zealand’s adventure-packed South Island or Thailand’s culture-rich cities and beautiful beaches

Feel the adrenaline rush during our Orientation Program where you are exposed not only to local culture but to New Zealand’s love of extreme sports

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Auckland-based Resident Director and other in-country TEAN staff for continued support throughout the semester

Program Details

Fiji Excursion

The TEAN Fiji pre-semester excursion is included for all New Zealand semester programs taking students to the Fijian islands for four days before continuing on to Auckland for Orientation. To kick off your semester abroad, you’ll stay at a local island resort offering an exotic getaway as well as an important introduction to the islander way of life. Since the cultures of the Pacific Islands permeate New Zealand, this excursion is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow TEAN students and start adjusting to life in the Pacific.

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Orientation

Hit the ground running with our Auckland-based Orientation Program. After this action-packed five-day program, you’ll feel confident navigating all things Kiwi – from the country’s academic structure to settling in and meeting the locals.

New Zealand is the adventure capital of the world – and so we throw you straight into the mix with activities ranging from zorbing to rappelling alongside waterfalls. There are few places more scenic than your new home, and we take you to some of the most picturesque spots on the North Island.

No orientation to New Zealand is complete without an introduction to Maori culture. Spend time with our Maori guides, who provide a fun and interactive introduction to their history and culture as well as insight into how Maori culture influences contemporary New Zealand life.

With the new friendships and knowledge gained, you will leave the Orientation with a strong support structure and foundation on which to build your semester in New Zealand.


 Housing

University housing consists of shared, apartment-style lodging with local and international students. All bedrooms are singles and all housing is self-catered. More information on location and the pros and cons of each housing option is provided to TEAN students upon application to help students decide on their preferred housing.

Program Dates

Fall 2016*

Date of Departure: Approximately mid – late June

Program Ends: Approximately mid November

*Exact dates will be provided early Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Date of Departure  Feb 8
Fiji Pre-Semester Excursion Feb 10 Feb 14
TEAN Orientation Feb 14 Feb 18
Housing Move-In  Feb 18
University Orientation Feb 22 Feb 26
Classes Begin Feb 29
Semester Break April 18 April 23
Classes End  June 3
Exam Period  June 9  June 27
Program Ends  June 28

Fall 2015

Date of Departure  June 20
Fiji Pre-Semester Excursion  June 22 June 26
TEAN Orientation  June 26 June 30
Housing Move-In June 30
University Orientation July 14 July 17
Classes Begin July 20
Semester Break  Aug 29 Sept 13
Classes End Oct 23
Exam Period Oct 29 Nov 16
Program Ends Nov 17

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2016

Program Fees: Fees for the fall program will be updated during Spring 2016, but are expected to be similar to Spring 2016 fees below.

Spring 2016

  • Program Fees: $13,115
  • University On-Campus Housing: $3,550

Fall 2015

  • Program Fees: $13,615
  • University On-Campus Housing: $3,750

What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • Pre-semester excursion to Fiji
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing including internet
  • Bedding Pack
  • Comprehensive health and travel insurance
  • Services of local TEAN support staff throughout the semester
  • Five-day Orientation Program with meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cell phone with initial credit to get you started
  • Cultural events and catch ups during the semester such as attending a rugby match
  • Access to unique and exciting optional pre-semester and Spring Break trips, which may include New Zealand’s South Island, Thailand and other places
  • Access to low airfares and discounted group flights
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception upon arrival and airport transfer at end of semester (provided you are booked on the group flight)
  • Transfer from TEAN Orientation accommodation in Auckland to University of Auckland student housing
  • Student association fees
  • Host university orientation
  • Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals during the semester

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

Academics

About the University

  • Founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is the country’s largest university with more than 40,000 students.
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, and number one in New Zealand by the QS World University Rankings.
  • The University of Auckland is ranked in top 50 schools in the world for: Civil engineering, Education, Accounting & Finance, Business and Management, Psychology, Literature, Architecture and Sociology (QS World University Rankings).
  • The Business School holds leading international accreditations including the “triple crown”: AACSB International (United States), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom).
  • The University of Auckland is located in New Zealand’s largest city and commercial center. The city is an eclectic mix of New Zealand, Asian and South Pacific cultures. The University of Auckland’s main campus is bordered by two city parks and is adjacent to the bustling city center, which provides convenient access to shops, entertainment venues and museums. The city’s pace and energy spill onto Auckland’s campus, where historically significant buildings and landmarks meet modern architecture and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Courses

Academic Departments and Schools at the University of Auckland are divided into eight academic divisions: Faculty of Arts; Business School; National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries; Faculty of Education and Social Work; Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences; Faculty of Science.

Courses (called “papers” in New Zealand) are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses at the University of Auckland refer to Step 2 – Get Schooled – of our 6 easy steps to studying abroad. You can also refer directly to the University of Auckland online course catalog for a listing of all courses. Students enrol in 3-4 papers per semester (between 50 and 60 Auckland credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business  Accounting

  • Business Administration/Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate / Property
Communications & Media
  • Cinematography
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film (Practical)
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (Broadcast)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations
Education 
  •  Education
Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering, Biomedical
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
Health
  • Disability Studies
  • Family Studies (Health)
  • Food Science
  • Health Science (General)
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Family/Human Studies (Humanities)
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies / Theology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning
International Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • German Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Italian Language / Studies
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Maori Studies
  • New Zealand Studies
  • Pacific Languages / Studies
  • Russian Language / Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science 
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Entomology
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Oenology (Wine making)
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Painting
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Studies
  • Vocal Performance

Eligibility

Eligibility

3.0 GPA. Students with a 2.8-3.0 are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Sophomore standing at a four-year degree-granting institution at the time of enrollment.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Auckland-based Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities may change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Auckland and throughout New Zealand. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Rugby Union

It’s the national sport! Cheer on the local team, the Blues, or when available TEAN students are treated to an All Blacks rugby game.

Rangitoto Hike

Take the ferry across to Rangitoto Island and spend the afternoon hiking this volcanic island with gorgeous views over Auckland.

Coffee Breaks

Kiwis love their fabulous coffee. We follow their lead and meet up for coffee and cake at various times during the semester. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your TEAN local support staff.


Optional Excursions

TEAN’s mid-semester (spring break) trips allow you to explore as much as possible on your semester abroad. These mid-semester break excursions are an optional extra so you can choose to participate based on your interests. We operate our excursions at cost. This means you’ll save on average 15% - 30% off comparable itineraries because there are no travel agent commissions or profit margins involved. And our excursions are specifically designed for study abroad students, and since we have been working with students for a long time we know just what to include.

South Island New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural surroundings this planet has to offer! And it’s home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports. From the Southern Hemisphere's highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, white water rafting the raging rapids, and hiking glaciers, you won't be disappointed or bored!

Thailand

Take advantage of your ideal location in the South Pacific and explore exotic Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive 9-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself hanging with Southeast Asia’s majestic giants - the elephants, introducing your tastebuds to tropical fruits, and lounging on a white sand beach. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion is not to be missed.

We Love Auckland

Rachel Fenton

Rachel Fenton

Resident Director - New Zealand

Auckland Tip
Albert Park

Albert Park, next to the University of Auckland, is an awesome study spot during the summer when the weather is great. You can work on a tan while you get work done! In the winter it’s hard to beat one of the quaint cafes on High Street or, for a slightly quirkier twist, K Road cafes such as Verona, where you can warm up with a fantastic coffee or hot chocolate while you get your work done.

Sam Davis

Sam Davis

Resident Assistant - Auckland

Auckland Tip
K-Road

For cheap eats the K Road kebab shops in Auckland offer some awesome Mediterranean food for around the NZ$10-$15 mark. For something a bit more adventurous, Korean BBQ and Chinese restaurants along Upper Queen Street are a sure way to feed the beast while maximizing bang for your buck.

Lauren Gabell

Lauren Gabell

Regional Director - Asia Pacific

Auckland Tip
The Local

Great fish and chips can be found everywhere in New Zealand, but one of my favorite spots is The Local on Waiheke Island. Make sure you get the kumara (sweet potato) chips with your fresh fish and enjoy your meal sitting out on the deck of this small shop overlooking gorgeous Oneroa Beach.

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