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2015

The University of Auckland

International Prospectus

Contents
Welcome 3
Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa

Auckland, a top three city

Why choose the University of Auckland? 8


What can I study?

10

Arts 10
Business and Economics

12

Education 12
Engineering 13
Law 14
Medical and Health Sciences

14

Creative Arts and Industries

16

Science 17
Your PhD at the University of Auckland 19
Programmes

20

Important dates

20

Pathways to the University


of Auckland

21

Admission requirements

22

Scholarships and funding

24

Accommodation 25

Support services

26

Essential information

28

Tuition fees 2015

29

How to apply

30

| The University of Auckland - 2015 International Prospectus

The University of
Auckland welcomes you
Welcome to the University of Auckland, and an exciting new
academic life in New Zealands largest and most vibrant city.
You will be joining a University that ranks among the worlds
top 100 and has an enviable record in research-led teaching.
In addition to the services and facilities
available to all our students, we offer
specialised support for international students
through our International Office. This support
includes dedicated student advisers who are
available to help you enrol and settle in to your
new study life.

As Auckland is a research-led university, your


courses will incorporate the latest findings and
perspectives related to your discipline,
including the research carried out by your
teachers. The University of Auckland is full of
opportunities for students, from developing
English language skills to a wide choice of
programmes, and provides access to a
wonderful range of extra-curricular activities.
New Zealand is culturally diverse and
politically stable, providing a safe environment
in a beautiful location, enabling you to enjoy
an excellent lifestyle whilst studying at the
highest level.

Weve earned a great reputation for delivering


academic and research excellence within an
inspiring and supportive learning environment.
I would like to warmly welcome you to be a
part of the University of Auckland community.
By choosing to study with us, you will give
yourself a foundation that will set you apart for
the rest of your life.

STUART MCCUTCHEON
Vice-Chancellor
The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is the only New


Zealand member of Universitas 21, a
prestigious international consortium of
research-led universities that fosters academic
exchange and quality benchmarking among its
members. The University of Auckland is also a
member of the Association of Pacific Rim
Universities (APRU), a network of major
international universities in the Asia-Pacific Rim
region. In 2010 the University became the only
New Zealand member of the Worldwide
Universities Network, a group of leading
universities focused on international research
collaboration with the aim of addressing some
of the major issues facing humankind.
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The University of Auckland Institute of Marine


Science is situated near Leigh (pictured) and the
Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve on the
northeast coast of New Zealand. The Institute is
approximately 85 kilometres north of the city of
Auckland and has the advantage of access to a wide
range of unspoiled marine habitats accessible in
almost all weather.
A unique aspect of the Institute of Marine Science is
the fact postgraduate students can live on-site while
researching and writing up their research projects.
The institute hosts a close-knit and vibrant research
community of around 25 PhD and MSc students and
about five postdoctoral researchers, working
alongside academic staff.

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Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa,


welcome to New Zealand
Quick facts
New Zealand/Aotearoa
Population: Approximately 4.5 million
Capital: Wellington
Area: 270,534 square kilometres,
(104,454 square miles)
Official languages: English, Mori,
New Zealand Sign Language
Currency: New Zealand dollar
Exchange rates: NZ$1 = US$0.86,
0.63 (May 2014)
Diverse people: Auckland is New Zealands
most multicultural region: 59.3% European,
23.1% Asian, 14.6% Pacific, 10.7% Mori,
1.9% Latin American/Middle Eastern/
African, 1.2% other.*
Climate: Temperate New Zealand has four
seasons but extremes of temperature are
unusual.
Warmest months: January, February
Coldest months: July, August
Government: Parliamentary democracy,
member of the Commonwealth.
New Zealand is a modern, English-speaking
country with a rich cultural heritage, known
internationally for its stunning and diverse
natural landscapes and the culture of its
indigenous Mori people. New Zealand has
earned a reputation for its politically
independent stance, support for environmental
causes, sporting achievements and dynamic
political and economic reform. Its citizens have
made important contributions in the fields of
scientific and technological discovery,
medicine, conservation, creative arts, food
and wine.

Why study in New Zealand?

Situated in the South Pacific Ocean about


2,200km east of Australia, New Zealand has
two principal islands the North Island and the
South Island. Comparable in size and shape to
the United Kingdom or Japan, New Zealand has
a relatively small population of approximately
4.5 million people, making it one of the least
crowded countries in the world.

New Zealand is a safe and politically-stable


country with a high standard of living.
Studying in New Zealand will equip you for
the global marketplace with an
internationally-recognised qualification.
New Zealand enjoys a global reputation for
technical innovation supported by research
excellence.

New Zealanders are very proud of their diverse


heritage, strongly influenced by Mori culture,
the past British colony and by more recent
migration, mainly from Pacific Island nations
and Asia. New Zealand people are welltravelled and outward looking with a reputation
for being warm, welcoming and friendly to
visitors.

Education in New Zealand is not only about


imparting knowledge but also about
encouraging original thinking.
International PhD students receive a range
of special benefits including eligibility for a
government funding scheme allowing them
to pay the same tuition fees as New Zealand
students.

New Zealand is a desirable country to live in,


ranking 6th in the world on the United Nations
Human Development Index 2013**. It is also
ranked 3rd out of 162 countries on the Global
Peace Index 2013, the worlds leading measure
of national peacefulness.***

*NZ Census 2013. Respondents can identify with


more than one ethnic group so percentages do not
total 100%.
**www.hdr.undp.org
***www.visionofhumanity.org

AUCKLAND

North Island

TAUP

WELLINGTON

South Island
CHRISTCHURCH

DUNEDIN

Stewart Island

NEW
ZEALAND
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Auckland, a top three city


With a population of
approximately 1.5 million,
Auckland is New Zealands
largest city and the countrys
economic hub.
Aucklands climate is temperate with warm,
humid summers and mild winters.
Temperatures range from an average of 24C
(75F) in summer (December to March) to 16C
(60F) in winter (June to August).
The city is flanked by two harbours the
Waitemata and the Manukau and is often
referred to as the City of Sails due to
Aucklanders love of water sports and the sea.
Aucklands unique geographic position means
you can live in a large city but still be close to
stunning beaches, nature walks and tranquil
islands. You can kayak on sparkling harbours in
the morning and hike in green subtropical
forests in the afternoon.
Add to that great cafs, restaurants and bars,
excellent theatres, galleries and museums,
terrific shopping and colourful Polynesian and
Asian cultural influences. Its clear why
Auckland has been ranked third out of 223
world cities for quality of life.*
*Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2014.

City highlights
Sky Tower Tallest building in the Southern
Hemisphere, with spectacular views of the city.
Eden Park New Zealands largest stadium,
hosting national and international rugby and
cricket matches. Co-host for the Cricket World
Cup 2015.
Rangitoto Island A dormant volcano with
lava tunnels, spectacular views of the harbour
and the worlds largest pohutakawa forest.
Only a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown.

Auckland is a lovely city, without harsh winters or


summers. Climate is important for me since I enjoy
outdoor activities. I love cycling, running and, as a good
Brazilian, soccer. Auckland has very beautiful parks, it is
always a pleasure to go out and enjoy the scenery.
There is lots of entertainment, with easy access to culture
and friendly people. With its 1.5 million inhabitants,
Auckland has all the qualities of a large city, but in many
ways its similar to a small city because its very safe and
clean, with lovely suburbs. The best part about Auckland is
its multicultural and multilingual aspects. Living here, you
are not only experiencing New Zealand but all corners of
the world.
Gustavo Amorim is from Brazil and has a Bachelor of
Arts in Physics and a Master of Science in Probability and
Statistics, both from the Federal University of Minas
Gerais. He recently completed a PhD in Statistics from the
University of Auckland.

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Piha Beach Most famous surf beach in New


Zealand, featuring black iron-ore sand. Just 40
minutes from central Auckland through the
protected forest of the Waitakere Ranges.
Waiheke Island Beautiful, subtropical island
famous for its golden sandy beaches, wineries
and water sports, just 40 minutes by ferry from
downtown Auckland.
Devonport Just 10 minutes by ferry from
downtown, this historic maritime village has a
unique heritage. Stroll around the beaches,
admire the colonial architecture and visit
specialty shops, cafs and restaurants.
Auckland waterfront Attractive, urban
beaches alongside a walking and cycling
promenade, cafs, bars and restaurants as
well as rollerblade, bicycle, sailboard and
catamaran hire.

Mount Eden Dormant volcanic cone,


centrally located with panoramic 360 views
over the city. Great for a picnic.
The Domain This beautiful inner city park
close to the University is home to the Auckland
Museum, where you can experience cultural
performances, see priceless Mori treasures
and learn about New Zealands natural history.
Viaduct Basin This downtown waterfront
area has some of the best restaurants and
bars in Auckland. Originally developed for the
Americas Cup yacht race, it is known for its
sailing activities.
Newmarket shopping precinct Excellent
shopping, movie theatres, restaurants and
cafs; something for everyone.
For more information about Auckland visit
www.aucklandnz.com

Worldwide Quality of Living


Survey 2014 Top 5*
Rank City, Country
1

Vienna, Austria

Zurich, Switzerland

Auckland, New Zealand

Munich, Germany

Vancouver, Canada

*Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey, 2014.

The University of Auckland City Campus

Leigh

AUCKLAND

NORTH ISLAND

City Campus
Newmarket Campus
Epsom Campus

Grafton Campus
Tmaki Innovation Campus

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Why choose the University of


Auckland?
We are ranked in the top 100
universities worldwide
The University of Auckland is ranked 94th
among the worlds top universities. We offer
you the opportunity to gain an internationallyrecognised qualification through a leading
research-led university. We are ranked 58th in
the world for Social Sciences and Management,
69th for Arts and Humanities, 78th for Life
Sciences and Medicine, 89th for Engineering
and Technology and 151st for Natural
Sciences.*

Impressive range
of programmes
The University of Auckland offers a huge variety
of programmes and courses at all levels across
eight faculties. We teach more than 30
undergraduate programmes across 120
different subjects. At postgraduate level there
are over 130 programmes and more than 170
subjects. Our PhD programme is offered in 99
different subjects and we also offer a variety of
specialist doctorates.

Quick facts
Mori name: Te Whare Wnanga o Tmaki
Makaurau
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Established: 1883
Ranking: 94th in the world*
Students: 41,363 (2013)

English language courses and foundation


programmes are also offered to provide a
pathway into university study. See pg. 21 for
pathways to the University of Auckland.

Our faculties

Academic staff: 2,131

Arts

Faculties: Eight

(includes Humanities, Social Sciences, Cultures,


Languages and Linguistics)
www.arts.auckland.ac.nz

Foundation
English language

(includes Biomedical, Electrical and Computer,


Mechatronics, Civil, Environmental)
www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz

Law
www.law.auckland.ac.nz

Medical and Health Sciences


(includes Nursing, Public Health, Medicine,
Pharmacy, Optometry)
www.health.auckland.ac.nz

Science
(includes Biological, Chemical, Computer,
Earth, Environmental, Food, Marine, Sport and
Exercise, Psychology)
www.science.auckland.ac.nz
See pages1017 for more information about
our faculties.

Research strengths
The University of Auckland supports the work
of over 50 research units, centres and institutes
including two internationally renowned Large
Scale Research Institutes (LSRI) the Liggins
Institute and the Auckland Bioengineering
Institute.
We are host to four of six New Zealand
Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs). The
New Zealand Governments CoRE fund
promotes and encourages world-class research
contributing to New Zealands development.
The CoREs hosted at the University of
Auckland are:
The Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular
Biodiscovery
The Medical Technologies CoRE

International students: 5,597 (2013)

Programmes of study:

Business and Economics

Te Pnaha Matatini: The Centre for Complex


Systems and Networks
Brain Research New Zealand: Rangahau
Roro Aotearoa (co-hosted with the University
of Otago).
For more information about research units
visit www.auckland.ac.nz/research

Postgraduate

(includes Accounting, Management, Marketing,


Information Systems, International Business)
www.business.auckland.ac.nz

Doctoral/PhD

Creative Arts and Industries

Research-led learning

Study Abroad

(includes Architecture, Dance, Fine Arts, Music,


Urban Planning, Urban Design)
www.creative.auckland.ac.nz

Great learning begins with great teachers.


The University of Auckland has over 2,000
academic staff including researchers, scholars
and creative artists, many of whom are at the
top of their field, nationally and internationally.

Undergraduate

Campuses:
City, Epsom, Grafton, Newmarket,
Tmaki (all located in Auckland)
Leigh Marine Laboratory
(one hour north of Auckland)
*QS World University Rankings 2013/2014

Our Study Abroad programme is available to


students applying to spend one or two
semesters at the University of Auckland. If you
are currently a student enrolled at one of our
110 partner universities, you may be eligible to
come to the University of Auckland on our
exchange programme.

Engineering

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Education
(includes Early Childhood, Primary and
Secondary Teaching, Social Work, Human
Services)
www.education.auckland.ac.nz

Your courses and programmes will incorporate


the latest findings and perspectives related to
your discipline, including the research carried
out by your teachers. You will be encouraged to

are into sport, you can drop in and play, join a


social league, represent your faculty or
compete against other universities in sports
such as futsal, netball, badminton, volleyball,
basketball, rugby, lacrosse, table tennis and
many more. Whatever your interests, there are
plenty of opportunities to get fit, play sport and
have fun.
www.recreation.auckland.ac.nz

Extensive alumni network


When you graduate from the University of
Auckland you become one of our alumni.
Check out the benefits of staying in touch with
the University alumni association, and its
network of over 170,000 members living in
New Zealand and overseas.
attend free research seminars, lectures and
events, where you can hear presentations
about current research projects by our staff
and postgraduate students, as well as by
visitors from around New Zealand and
overseas.
At the University of Auckland, you will have the
chance to learn in a variety of research-related
ways, which might include projects, case
studies, problem-based learning or designing
and conducting experiments. You will have
access to excellent resources, equipment and
facilities, including research laboratories and
New Zealands largest university library.

Dedicated support services


Feel safe, secure and supported knowing that
our team of international student support staff
is available to assist you at every stage of your
academic journey. The Universitys
comprehensive range of support services is
detailed on pages 26-27.

A global perspective
At the University of Auckland, you will join over
5,500 other international students from more
than 110 countries for a truly global
experience.
Internationally, the University is a member of
three prestigious research-led university
consortia: Universitas 21, the Association of
Pacific Rim Universities and the Worldwide
Universities Network.
Furthermore, as an
undergraduate at the
University of Auckland you
will have the opportunity
to apply to spend one or
two semesters at one of
more than 110 partner universities in 24
different countries, through our 360 Auckland
Abroad exchange programme.
Discover the possibilities at
www.auckland.ac.nz/360

Convenient central campus


location

www.alumni.auckland.ac.nz

The Universitys main City Campus is located


in the heart of Auckland, close to the citys
main transport hub, the bustling central
business district, shops, theatres and social
scene. You can also take advantage of the
many opportunities for work if you are eligible.
The head offices of some of New Zealands
largest companies are located near the
University. See pg. 28 for international student
work eligibility.

Student life
iSPACE is a dedicated area on
campus for student activities and
cultural festivals, helping you to
make friends and meet local people.
In addition, workshops and
information sessions are regularly
held in iSPACE to help you adjust to
life at the University of Auckland
and in New Zealand.
www.auckland.ac.nz/ispace

Clubs and societies


Are you keen to get involved in student
activities? Theres something for everyone,
whether youre into student politics, want to
write for the student magazine, join the team
at the University radio station 95bFM, or
volunteer for community projects. On campus
there are nearly 200 clubs and societies,
ranging from cultural associations from all over
the world, to clubs for tramping, canoeing,
photography, film and yoga.
www.auckland.ac.nz/clubs

Recreation and sports


The University Recreation Centre at City
Campus has a great range of facilities and
services, including a sports hall, extensive
cardio and weights gym, bouldering wall,
squash court, and spin and stretch studios. We
also provide a womens only space. Each week
there are many opportunities to participate in
group fitness, yoga and dance classes. If you

My life and work experiences led me to develop a deep


interest in the area of medicine. The University of
Auckland has an excellent medical school and I like that
medicine here is a comprehensive degree covering not just
the theory behind the practice but also the strategies to
communicate with patients, which is invaluable in clinical
practice. I really appreciate that the academic staff are
dedicated to their teaching and want their students to
excel.
I know I will enjoy my work as a doctor in the future. As I
plan to live and work in New Zealand after graduating,
the strong foundation built through my education here
gives me a deep understanding of the clinical environment
and healthcare system. This advantage enables me to
enter the workforce with more confidence.
I appreciate the diversity of cultures in Auckland. It has
opened up opportunities to interact and build friendships
with people from many different backgrounds.
Keith Teo is from Singapore and is studying for a Bachelor
of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB).

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What can I study?


The University of Auckland offers a wide range of study options. Whatever your area of interest,
its likely we have a programme of study for you. We offer over 30 undergraduate programmes
from certificate to bachelor level across more than 120 different subjects. At postgraduate level the
University offers over 130 programmes and provides more than 170 subjects to choose from.

Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts offers degrees and diplomas in the humanities, social
sciences and languages, with over 40 subjects available for study and
research. It also offers degrees and diplomas in Theology. As well as
knowledge of their specialist subjects, undergraduate students can
develop transferable skills for a variety of careers. Postgraduate students
pursue advanced study and research in their specialist areas. At
postgraduate level there is the opportunity to undertake professionally
oriented study (eg, language teaching, public policy, screen production,
translation and interpreting) and to carry out research projects under the
supervision of academic staff.
The Universitys Faculty of Arts is internationally recognised as New
Zealands leading faculty for arts, humanities and social sciences* with

Please refer to pg. 20 for an


explanation of programmes
Arts
Academic English Studies
Academic English Studies and Linguistics
Ancient History
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Art History
Asian Studies
Chinese
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
Cook Islands Mori
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance
Development Studies
Drama
Economics
Education
Employment Relations and Organisation Studies
English
English Writing
Ethnomusicology
European Studies
French
Geography
German
Greek (Ancient)
Hebrew
History
International Relations and Human Rights
Interpreting
Italian
Japanese

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some subjects ranked among the worlds top 50 universities for their
discipline**.
Academic staff in the faculty have diverse interests and pursue research
across a wide range of subject areas. Staff include scholars who are
internationally acclaimed as leaders in their fields. Teaching and learning
are informed by this commitment to research, which means you will be
exposed to developing areas of knowledge and encouraged to undertake
your own research wherever possible.
www.arts.auckland.ac.nz
*QS World University Rankings 2013/14
**QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014

Bachelors

Honours

PGDip

Taught
Masters

Research
Masters

Doctorate

g
h

a
a
c

a
d

Glossary of terms
Programme: a prescribed set of courses or other work (meeting a
required number of points) which on satisfactory completion leads to the
award of a University of Auckland certificate, diploma or degree.
Course: a specific topic of study within a subject. For undergraduate
study most are taught and assessed over one semester and are typically
worth 15 points.
Subject: an area of learning provided by a school or a department, or by
departments offering related courses.

Stage: the academic level of a subject. Most undergraduate subjects


have three stages (I introductory, II intermediate, III advanced).
Major: a required core component of an undergraduate degree including
a specified number of points at an advanced level.
Minor: a component of a degree including a specified number of points
above Stage I in a subject. A minor has fewer requirements to fulfil than a
major, in terms of points and compulsory courses.

Key
a

Elective courses only (major and minor not available)

b
c

Continued at postgraduate level under Ancient History


Available as part of English for bachelors

d
e
f

Minor only
Available for PhD as English
Continued at postgraduate level under Anthropology

j
k

Bachelors
Arts
Korean
Language Teaching and Learning
Languages and Literature
Latin
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Logic and Computation
Mori Studies
Mathematics
Media, Film and Television
Museums and Cultural Heritage
Music
Pacific Studies
Philosophy
Politics and International Relations
Psychology
Public Policy
Russian
Samoan
Screen Production
Social Science for Public Health
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages (TESOL)
Tongan
Translation
Womens Studies
Writing Studies
Theology
Theology

Available as part of Politics and International Relations for bachelors,


honours, PGDip, research masters and PhD
Offered as PGCert
Postgraduate courses in Korean may be included as part of a
postgraduate programme in another subject
Available for masters as Creative Writing
Taught at Stage 1 only

Honours

PGDip

Taught
Masters

Research
Masters

a
a

Doctorate

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Business School
The University of Auckland Business School is one of Asia-Pacifics
foremost research-led business schools, known for excellence and
innovation in research, learning and partnership with enterprise. Our
internationally qualified staff, up-to-date technology, and strong focus on
student development mean that from day one you will receive a business
education that is among the best on offer in New Zealand.

The Business School holds leading international accreditations including


the triple crown: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. These
accreditations are your assurance of the highest academic standards and
offer global credibility and recognition.
The University of Auckland Business School graduates occupy leading
positions in business and professions within New Zealand and around the
world. The home of the Business School, the Owen G Glenn Building, is a
state-of-the-art facility which is designed to promote a stimulating sense
of community among staff and students and will provide you with an
extraordinary learning environment.
www.business.auckland.ac.nz
www.gsm.auckland.ac.nz

Please refer to pg. 20 for an


explanation of programmes
Accounting
Commercial Law
Economics
Finance
Information Management
Information Systems
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
International Business
Management
Marketing
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Property
Taxation

Bachelors

Honours

Taught Masters

refer to Information Systems

refer to Management

Research
Masters

Doctorate

These coursework masters programmes are available to applicants with a bachelors degree in an unrelated area of study.

Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Education is committed to improving the quality and
understanding of education and social services provision in New Zealand
and internationally through quality teaching and research. The University
of Auckland is ranked 34th in the world for Education making it an
excellent choice for your study.
The Faculty of Education holds significant research expertise, and many of
our academic staff and supervisors have a high international profile. The
faculty is one of the largest teacher education providers in New Zealand
and hosts several specialist research centres and units. These include the
Woolf Fisher Research Centre, which focuses on raising achievement in
schools through research-based educational interventions; Centres for
Educational Leadership, Learning and Research in Higher Education,
Child and Family Research; and the Critical Research Unit in Applied
Theatre, and Triple P Research Group. The faculty is actively involved in
the community, turning knowledge gained through research into tangible
benefits for society.
Please refer to pg. 20 for an
explanation of programmes

Bachelors GradDip

Our postgraduate qualifications give you the freedom to focus on research


of interest to you and to review, inform and improve your knowledge and
professional practice as well as enhance your career opportunities. Your
research can contribute valuable knowledge and understanding to your
area of study and you could also get involved in faculty-led research
initiatives, interventions and projects at both national and international
level.
The faculty welcomes international students and provides special pastoral
and academic support to ensure that your studies in New Zealand are
academically successful and socially rewarding.
www.education.auckland.ac.nz
Key
a
For international groups only
b
Available in Semester Two 2015 (subject to CUAP approval)
Honours

Academic Practice

Human Services

Social Work

Teaching (Early Childhood)


Teaching (Primary)
Teaching (Secondary)

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PGDip

Taught
Masters

Research Doctorate
Masters

Education
Education (TESOL)
Educational Leadership

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014

PGCert

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Auckland is ranked 89th in
the world for Engineering and Technology.* The
Faculty of Engineering is committed to creating
an environment where people thrive and
contribute to improving the quality of life in
national and global communities, through
excellence in teaching, research and service.
We offer a variety of programmes at all levels
across five departments.
All our bachelors honours degree
specialisations are accredited by the Institution
of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ),
allowing graduates to work as professionallyqualified engineers throughout the world. We
are the only New Zealand university to offer

Flow Wind Tunnel (TFWT), a cascade


refrigeration test facility that can achieve
temperatures as low as 45C, as well as the
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
used by food and biological scientists, and
surface and materials researchers.

The Faculty of Engineering hosts the Auckland


Bioengineering Institute, a world-class institute
engaged in a number of ground-breaking
research projects. It is also home to ten other
research units or centres including the
Geothermal Institute, the Energy and Fuels
Research Unit and the Yacht Research Unit.

www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz

The faculty provides state-of-the-art equipment


including New Zealands only Triboindenter
Nanomechanical Testing System, the Twisted

*QS World University Rankings 2013/2014.

Please refer to pg. 20 for an


explanation of programmes
Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Systems Engineering
Construction Management
Disaster Management
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Energy
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
Environmental Engineering
Food Process Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Geothermal Energy Technology
Light Metals Reduction Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Medical Devices and Technologies
Operations Research
Software Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Yacht Engineering

Engineering Science and Biomedical


Engineering specialisations. Our
undergraduates put theory into practice by
completing practical work in the engineering
industry, thus gaining work experience while
studying.

Bachelors

b
c

Honours

PGCert

PGDip

a
a
a

a
a

a
a

Key
a

Available as an area of interest under


the general Engineering specialisation

Interfaculty with Science and Business

Interfaculty with Business

Interfaculty with Science

Available under Civil Engineering


Taught
Masters

Research
Masters

Doctorate

My thesis focuses on advancing seismic assessment techniques for unreinforced masonry and early
reinforced concrete building construction in New Zealand.
I chose to study at Auckland because of Kiwis world-renowned expertise in earthquake engineering. The
Universitys faculty, facilities, financial and academic support systems, and proximity to world-class urban
and natural attractions were also a factor in my decision. My research adviser Jason Ingham made clear
the case of these benefits and was extremely patient and supportive as my wife Megan and I made the
difficult decision to emigrate to a different hemisphere. That decision seems less difficult in hindsight.
I have the opportunity to intern at the Auckland Council where I assist in the assessment of councilowned buildings for seismic vulnerability and prioritising these buildings for retrofit. This opportunity
allows me to work with a wider range of people in different professional capacities, and permits me to
implement my research findings into a real-world scenario straight away.
In my spare time, I spend a lot of time outdoors hiking, exercising, and exploring natural attractions. I
also attend cooking classes involving different ethnic foods, attend theatrical and comedy performances,
and travel extensively for fieldwork, conferences, and leisure.
Kevin Walsh is from the USA and is studying for a PhD in Civil Engineering. He has a MSc in Civil
Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University
of Dayton.

2015 International Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 13

Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law has a proud history and produces many outstanding
graduates. In 2014 it was ranked one of the top 30 law schools in the
world in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject. It is the
largest law school in New Zealand and has an international reputation
for academic excellence.
The Auckland Law Schools undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes offer the largest range of courses of any law faculty in New
Zealand. The Law School has high entry standards for its LLB and LLB
(Hons) degrees and has an outstanding postgraduate programme (10%
of the facultys students are enrolled for masters degrees and PhDs).
Leading scholars from top overseas universities regularly visit the Law
School and teach courses for the LLM programme.
Please refer to pg. 20 for an
explanation of programmes
Law

Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, the Auckland Law School has
strong links to the legal profession and judiciary. It is supported by the
staff and resources of the Davis Law Library, New Zealands leading
legal research library. The school provides a complete legal education,
preparing students for legal practice as well as many other careers in an
internationalised world. Law at Auckland is challenging, exciting and
taught by some of the best legal scholars from New Zealand and around
the world.
www.law.auckland.ac.nz

Bachelors

Honours

GradDip

Taught
Masters

Research
Masters

Doctorate

I chose to study postgraduate law at the University of Auckland for two reasons.
Firstly, the Law School is very highly-ranked internationally and secondly New
Zealand is a beautiful country which I wanted to experience. When I finish my
masters degree I will take some time to travel through New Zealand before
returning home.
Having studied law in Germany, I wanted to get to know the New Zealand
common law system which is very different. I also wanted to improve my research
skills, and I have been able do both things at the University of Auckland. I enjoy the
opportunity to learn from skilled lecturers from all over the world, who are very
friendly and always support me when I have questions. I like that there are a lot of
students from different countries in my classes a good mixture of international
students and students from New Zealand.
In my spare time I enjoy the wonderful beaches and nature around Auckland.
Events in the city such as the triathlon, outdoor movies in parks, and the festivals
and markets are always a lot of fun. I have met lots of other students and found
new friends at the many events organised on campus.
Anne Willi is from Germany and is studying for a Master of Laws.

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is large, diverse, and
committed to improving the health of our local, national and global
communities through excellence in teaching, research and service.
Graduates of the programmes offered by the faculty will find rewarding
and challenging careers in a broad range of professions around the
world. Whether as doctors, scientists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists
or health sector professionals, graduates are actively involved at the
forefront of modern medicine, science and health care.
The faculty is New Zealands largest provider of medical and biomedical
research, and continues to attract eminent researchers, talented students
and high levels of research funding. The University is ranked 39th in the
world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology* and maintains its place among
the top 100 universities for Life Sciences and Medicine**.
Key
a Must be registered with the appropriate New Zealand professional
body Medical, Nursing or Pharmacy Council
b Must be registered with the New Zealand Medical Radiation
Technologists Board or appropriate body in country of domicile
c Must have access to an approved clinical environment
d Programme does not offer a specialisation in this subject but students
can enrol in Health Sciences or Public Health and then follow an
approved personal course of study
e Named specialisation available for postgraduate study
f Available under a PhD in Health Sciences

14 | The University of Auckland - 2015 International Prospectus

Major research strengths in the faculty include bone disease, cancer,


perinatology, epidemiology, clinical trials and neuroscience. Researchers
and research groups in these and other key areas provide a nurturing
and supportive postgraduate training environment. The facultys
significant investment in infrastructure means that all research is
supported by state of the art facilities and technology.
www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014
**QS World University Rankings 2013/14

Available under a PhD in Psychiatry

Available under a PhD in Medicine

i
j

Available under a PhD in Community Health


Available under a PhD in General Practice

k
*

Available under a PhD in Mori and Pacific Health


1 year coursework plus 1 year research (2 years in total)

Please refer to pg. 20 for an


explanation of programmes
Advanced Nursing
Alcohol and Drug Studies
Anaesthesiology
Anatomy
Audiology
Behavioural Science
Biomedical Science
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Clinical Education
Community Emergency Care
Community Health
Effective Practice
Environmental Health
Forensic Psychiatry
General Practice
General Practice and Primary Health Care
Health Informatics
Health Promotion
Health Psychology
Health Sciences
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Mammography
Mori and Pacific Health
Mori Health
(specialisation within Public Health)
Medical Imaging
Medical Science
Medicine
Medicine & Surgery (MBChB)
Mental Health
Mental Health Nursing
Molecular Medicine
Nursing
Nutrition
Nutrition and Dietetics
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Opthalmology
Optometry
Pacific Health
(specialisation within Public Health)
Paediatrics
Palliative Care
Pathology
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy
Physiology
Psychiatry
Public Health
Sports Medicine
Surgery
Ultrasound
Youth Health

Bachelors Honours

Diploma

PGCert

PGDip

a
c

a
c

c,d
d
d

*
d

a,d
a

d
d
d
d
d
a,d
d
d
d

d
d
d
d
d
a,d
d
d
d

j
f
f

b,c

b,c,d
b,c,d

b,c,d
b,c,d

b
a

b
a

b,d
a

b,d
a

e
e
e

a,d
a
d

e
e
e
e
e
e

d
d
d

d
d
d

b,c

e
a

Research Doctorate
Masters

c,d
d
d

d
d
d
e

Taught
Masters

f
f
g

e
e

c,d
a

g
h
i

c,d
a
a

a,d

*
a,d

f
a

k
a

b,c

b,c,d
d

b,c,d
d

e
e

2015 International Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 15

National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI)


and foster relationships with relevant professional and business
organisations as part of your study.
Studying at NICAI cultivates imaginative thinking, fresh ideas and
innovation. Our bachelors and professional masters degrees offer you a
pathway to a wide variety of creative professional careers. Opportunities
for research are offered at master and doctoral levels. The PhD is
available for advanced research and knowledge across all professional
and creative disciplines in NICAI. We also offer a PhD with a creative
practice component. Students have the possibility to link theory and
creative work into new innovative outcomes by incorporating work such
as fine art, design, performance or film into their research. A PhD with
creative practice further differs from a standard PhD in that it allows the
inclusion of other media alongside a text thesis to be a part of a final
submission.
The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) is a centre
of creative excellence bringing together the Universitys School of
Architecture and Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, School of Music,
Dance Studies Programme and the Centre for Art Studies.

The educational experience at NICAI and the University of Auckland will


help set you up for a life of research, discovery and practice that
contributes to the future development of society and the creative arts
and industries sector.

NICAI provides a lively, creative environment filled with inspirational


teachers and opportunities for you to explore different perspectives and
broaden your horizons. The studio-based learning approach enables you
to work closely with other creative, like-minded people sharing and
exchanging ideas.

www.creative.auckland.ac.nz
Key

At NICAI many of our staff are nationally and internationally recognised


artists, practitioners, teachers and researchers. NICAIs strong links with
national and international creative communities enable you to connect
Please refer to pg. 20 for an
explanation of programmes
Architecture
Dance Studies
Fine Arts
Music
Sustainable Design (Architecture)
Urban Design
Urban Planning

Bachelors

Honours

Recognised by the relevant professional organisations

Majors in Classical Performance, Composition, Jazz Performance,


Musicology and Popular Music available at some levels

PhD or DocFA

PhD, DMus or DMA

GradDip

PGDip

Taught
Masters

Research
Masters

Professionally Doctorate
Accredited
Masters(a)

c
d

After working in the Amazon region for nearly three years I decided to focus my career on
environmental management which meant further study. I was looking for a programme that
not only focused on environmental issues, but also considered social, political and economic
contexts. The University of Auckland was my choice as the courses focus not only on
environmental conservation but also on collaborative policy management.
When I finish my degree I want to go home to Peru and put into practice all the knowledge
I have gained. My aspiration is to help build fairer and more just decision-making processes
in conservation initiatives, where indigenous rights and customary use is considered
alongside protectionism.
In my programme there are people from different places such as Malaysia, Papua New
Guinea, Indonesia, Laos, Chile, and Trinidad and Tobago. This cultural diversity really
provides an interchange of experiences and knowledge. Im very glad that I have the
opportunity to enrich my capacities and Im even learning to speak new languages!
I was really amazed by the facilities at the University of Auckland and how accessible they
are. Moreover, I like the fact that there are many social events for students where you can
eat, enjoy and make new friends. The events promoted by iSPACE help you to take a break
from your studies and the University staff make you feel included and part of a big family.
Raizha Yurivilca from Peru is completing her Master of Science in Environmental
Management. She previously completed an undergraduate degree in biology from
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and a PGDipSci in Environmental Management
from the University of Auckland. Raizha was awarded a New Zealand Development
Scholarship to study at the University of Auckland.

16 | The University of Auckland - 2015 International Prospectus

Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is the largest in New Zealand and offers a wide
variety of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. New
Zealands unique geological history, its biota, climate and location in the
South West Pacific provide opportunities for the application of science to
many environmental and global problems.
While the faculty continues to offer the full suite of traditional and
career-oriented subjects, there is also a range of exciting inter-disciplinary
subjects such as ecology, environmental science, marine science and
industrial maths. The faculty ranks highly in a number of areas and is
particularly strong in biological science, psychology, computer science,
statistics and operations research.*
Our research programmes make important contributions to international
knowledge and developments. Many benefit from collaboration with the
faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, and Engineering, as well as
links with international universities and New Zealands Crown Research
Institutes. The faculty is involved in leading-edge developments in areas
Please refer to pg. 20 for an explanation of programmes
Anthropological Science
Applied Geology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Psychology
Bioinformatics
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Science
Bioscience Enterprise
Biosecurity and Conservation
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Computer Science
Data Science
Digital Security
Earth Sciences
Ecology
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Food Safety
Food Science
Food Science and Nutrition
Forensic Science
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
Information Systems
Information Technology
Logic and Computation
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Physics and Imaging Technology
Medical Statistics
Medicinal Chemistry
Optometry
Optoelectronics
Pharmacology
Physics
Physiology
Psychology
Speech Language Therapy Practice
Speech Science
Sport and Exercise Science
Statistics
Wine Science

Bachelors

such as: information technology, biotechnology, food science, medicinal


chemistry, genetics, cancer research and environmental management.
*QS World University Rankings 2013/2014.

www.science.auckland.ac.nz
Key
a These subjects are available as areas of PhD study within other
subjects in the Faculty of Science or within other faculties at the
University. Please consult a postgraduate adviser about availability.
b Available under Earth Sciences
c Offered by the Faculty of Engineering
d Offered by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
e Available in 2015 subject to CUAP approval
Honours

PGDip

Taught
Masters

Research
Masters

Doctorate

a
a

2015 International Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 17

I am studying for a PhD in Politics and International


Relations and my research focuses on the United States
promotion of genetically modified (GM) foods in Mexico.
I came to Auckland with my husband and son.
I wanted to study in a place where my potential is
valued and my family can live securely. At the University
of Auckland I found the perfect place. It is a prestigious
university with a supportive environment, an excellent
library, access to technology, and it cares about its
students career development. The PhD programme
allows me to research at my own pace, generate my own
ideas, and develop my academic and professional skills.
I expect to become a prominent scholar in the field of
public diplomacy, biosecurity and GMOs and would like
to work at a leading university where I could continue
doing research and teaching. The University of Auckland
will give me the credentials I need because my PhD will
be recognised internationally and the University is well
connected with other institutions. I have found people
here that are very experienced in my field and staff are
very friendly and approachable. My supervisors and
other members of academic staff are supportive and
encouraging, and always willing to give me advice about
any academic or personal difficulties.
The Universitys accommodation services cater for
many different needs which is important when you come
with your family. I live at the Royal and my experience
has been very pleasant. It is a place where I am part of
a community, and I feel very comfortable and happy
when I go home. I like the landscapes, sea views, parks,
and gardens in Auckland. I enjoy walking around the
city, running by the sea and having family time in the
Domain park.
The cultural diversity in the University is fantastic. You
can find people from different parts of the world,
speaking different languages and sharing their cultural
heritage. Now I have friends from Poland, Iran,
Malaysia, China, Brazil and of course New Zealand.
The experience at the university is very multicultural and
inclusive at the same time.
Yadira Ixchel Martnez Pantoja is from Mexico and has
a Bachelor of Food Engineering (Hons) and a Master of
United States Studies (Hons) from Universidad de las
Amricas Puebla. She was awarded a University of
Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.

18 | The University of Auckland - 2015 International Prospectus

Your PhD at the University


of Auckland
A New Zealand government funding scheme enables the University of Auckland to offer PhD study
to international students for the same tuition fees as New Zealand PhD students. In 2014 this was an
annual tuition fee of NZ$6,253.*
Why choose us for your
PhD study?
We are ranked in the top 100 universities in
the world as assessed by the QS World
University Rankings 2013/14.
We are New Zealands largest and most
comprehensive university.
We have the highest number of top-rated
researchers of any New Zealand university
and the greatest number of annual graduate
student completions.#
We have the highest level of research income
of any university in New Zealand winning
30% of the nations research fund, despite
having only 25% of the research-active staff
in the New Zealand university system.
We support the work of over 50 research
units, centres and institutes including two
internationally-renowned Large Scale
Research Institutes.
We host four of the six New Zealand
Government-funded Centres of Research
Excellence.
We have the largest university library in New
Zealand and specialist libraries for some
faculties.
At the University of Auckland you will have
the opportunity to become a valued member
of a large community of scholars.
You will have the freedom to explore your
ideas in a supportive, inspiring environment.
We have a large number of support services
to help ensure your PhD journey is a success.
These include the Graduate Centre, an
International Student Support Team, Libraries
and Learning Services, English language
support, the Postgraduate Students
Association and the Career Development
and Employment Services to name a few.
Postgraduate Research Student Support
(PReSS) funding is available for up to four
years to assist you with research-related
expenses.
Most importantly, you will publish research
and graduate with a qualification that can
stand with the best in the world, making you
proud to say you studied at the University of
Auckland.

Photo: Bojana Stojadinovic.

Benefits of studying for


a PhD in New Zealand
You will pay the same tuition fees as New
Zealand PhD students.
Your dependent children are classified as
domestic students and can attend New
Zealands free public primary and secondary
schools.
Your spouse or partner may apply for an
open work visa valid for the duration of your
PhD programme.
As a PhD student you have unlimited work
rights under the terms of your student visa.
On completion of your PhD, you can apply
for a 12-month Post-study work visa (open)
through Immigration New Zealand to allow
you to search for employment. If you are
able to find a suitable job in your chosen
field, you may then apply for a two-year
Post-study work visa (employer assisted).
During the period of that two-year work visa,
you are eligible to apply for permanent
residency under the Skilled Migrant
Category, provided you meet the points
requirement set out by Immigration New
Zealand (www.immigration.govt.nz).

Further information
Our website contains more information about
our PhD programme, including entry
requirements, how to apply, scholarships and
funding. Here you can also find a list of
approved PhD subjects and links to our
faculties and departments.
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-phd

Annual PhD tuition fee


The annual PhD tuition fee for 2014 is
NZ$6,253 (approximately US$5,400**).
**May 2014: $1.00 NZD = $0.864 USD.

*At the time of publication the 2015 tuition fee had


not been set. Note that to be eligible for the domestic
fee, you must reside in New Zealand for the duration
of your doctoral programme. However, you may
undertake research activities overseas during your
doctoral programme (for a cumulative total of no
more than 12 months).
#
Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) report
2012

One of these (Brain Research New Zealand) is


co-hosted with the University of Otago.

Schooling is free at state and state-integrated


schools although parents are expected to meet some
minor costs including school books, stationery and
uniforms.

2015 International Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 19

Important dates
Summer School 2015
Summer School begins

Tuesday 6 January

Auckland Anniversary Day*

Monday 26 January

Waitangi Day*

Friday 6 February

Lectures end

Friday 13 February

Study break

Saturday 14 February

Exams

Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 February

Summer School ends

Wednesday 18 February

Semester One 2015

Programmes
Bachelors degree: usually the initial programme of study a student
completes at university. Bachelors degrees can take from three to six
years of full-time study, depending on the programme.
Conjoint bachelors degree: conjoint programmes allow students to
pursue two undergraduate degrees at the same time, giving them the
opportunity to develop a wider knowledge base and broadening their
career opportunities in a shorter time-frame.

International Office welcome

Monday 23 February

Orientation

Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 February

Semester One begins

Monday 2 March

Mid-semester break/Easter

Friday 3 - Saturday 18 April

ANZAC Day holiday*

Monday 27 April

Queens Birthday*

Monday 1 June

Lectures end

Friday 5 June

Study break

Saturday 6 - Wednesday 10 June

Exams

Thursday 11 - Monday 29 June

Semester One ends

Monday 29 June

Inter-semester break

Tuesday 30 June - Saturday 18 July

Semester Two 2015


International Office welcome

Tuesday 15 July

Orientation

Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 July

Semester Two begins

Monday 20 July

Mid-semester break

Monday 31 August - Saturday 12


September

Lectures end

Friday 23 October

Study break

Saturday 24 - Wednesday 28 October

Labour Day*

Monday 26 October

Exams

Thursday 29 October Monday 16 November

Postgraduate certificate: a one-semester programme offered by


certain faculties in a specific area.

Semester Two ends

Monday 16 November

Postgraduate diploma: a postgraduate diploma allows you to complete


a postgraduate-level qualification in one year. A completed postgraduate
diploma may qualify you for admission to a masters degree.

Semester One begins

Bachelors (honours) degree: bachelors (honours) degrees are designed


to attract the best undergraduate students commencing postgraduatelevel studies. On completing a bachelors (honours) degree, you may be
permitted to complete a masters, or be given the opportunity to fasttrack through to a doctoral programme.
Graduate diploma: a graduate diploma will allow you to specialise
further in a subject area following the completion of your undergraduate
degree. The duration is usually one year.

Masters degree: masters degrees at the University of Auckland vary


in structure. They may be by research only, by coursework only or by
a combination of both. Masters programmes are at least one years
duration.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): the PhD is an advanced degree for
students who intend pursuing an academic or research career. The
degree is by research only and is offered in all faculties and departments
of the University, provided adequate supervision is available. The
duration of a PhD is usually three to four years of full-time study.
Other doctorates: the University of Auckland also offers named
doctorates in Education (EdD), Fine Arts (DocFA), Medicine (MD),
and Music (DMus, DMA). Acceptance into these programmes is based
on academic merit, and in general requires a masters degree with a
high level of honours, or equivalent.
Study Abroad: This programme allows students who are currently
studying at overseas tertiary institutions to enrol at the University
of Auckland for one or two semesters. Courses are available at both
undergraduate and postgraduate level. Entry criteria apply.

20 | The University of Auckland - 2015 International Prospectus

Semester One 2016


Monday 29 February

NB: Start/finish dates vary for some programmes


*New Zealand public holiday

Dates for Business coursework masters


Quarter Two 2015
Orientation week for
new students

Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April

Lectures begin

Wednesday 8 April

Lectures end

Friday 12 June

Quarter Three 2015


Lectures begin

Monday 29 June

Lectures end

Friday 4 September

Quarter Four 2015


Orientation week for
new students

Monday 14 - Friday 18 September

Lectures begin

Monday 21 September

Lectures end

Friday 27 November

Quarter One 2016


Lectures begin

Tuesday 5 January

Pathways to the University


of Auckland
English language preparation

New Zealand secondary school pathway

If you do not meet the Universitys English language requirements, the


Universitys English Language Academy (ELA) offers several English
programmes and is an accredited IELTS testing centre offering IELTS
preparation courses and IELTS examinations.

New Zealand schools have an excellent reputation not only for the quality
of their teaching and academic facilities, but also for their pastoral care
of international students, which in many cases includes home stay
accommodation with a family. Most offer the National Certificate of
Educational Achievement (NCEA), which is fully accredited by the New
Zealand Qualifications Authority and is recognised for admission by the
University.

Pathway academic programmes


These programmes are for students who have an Offer of Place from
the University of Auckland conditional on meeting English language
requirements. Students who complete these programmes with the
required grade will meet the Universitys English language requirements
and are not required to take IELTS or any other test. All courses combine
Academic English with English for Academic Purposes specialised for your
tertiary study. Classes cover note-taking, report and essay writing, giving
presentations and other essential academic skills.

Some schools also offer the internationally recognised Cambridge


International Examinations (CIE) or International Baccalaureate (IB), which
are both recognised for admission by the University.
Entry requirements to the University of Auckland for international students
who complete either a NCEA, CIE (taken in New Zealand) or IB
qualification are the same as domestic students for nearly all programmes.

Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes


(FCertEAP) is a 21-week (including 1-week break) University of Auckland
programme. The entry requirement is an IELTS overall score (from
the previous 12 months) of 5.0 (with no less than 5.0 in writing) for
undergraduate students and 5.5 (with no less than 5.5 in writing) for
postgraduate students. Applicants may take a placement test at ELA
instead of providing an IELTS result.
English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS) is a 10-week
programme for undergraduate students who are very close to the English
proficiency they need to meet their Conditional Offer of Place at the
University. The entry requirement is an IELTS overall score (from the
previous 12 months) of no more than 0.5 away from the overall band
required by the University programme, no less than 5.0 in reading,
speaking and listening bands and no less than 5.5 in the writing band,
unless stated otherwise by the University*.
English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) is a 10-week
programme for postgraduate students who are very close to the English
proficiency they need to meet their Conditional Offer of Place at the
University. The entry requirement is an IELTS overall score (from the
previous 12 months) of no more than 0.5 away from the overall band
required by the University programme, no less than 5.5 in the reading,
speaking and listening bands and no less than 6.0 in the writing band,
unless stated otherwise by the University*.

Foundation programmes
Foundation study is a pathway if your secondary academic qualifications
or background are not sufficient to gain direct entry into a University
bachelors degree programme. Our foundation programmes have been
specifically developed for international students and students whose first
language is not English, to offer preparation for bachelors degree study.
Two foundation programmes are taught on behalf of the University:

Other programmes
Academic English (AE) is offered at five levels from Pre-Intermediate to
Advanced. The courses are designed for students who wish to improve
their academic English skills and prepare for university-level classes. They
can also prepare you for entry to the pathway academic programmes
(see above). Alternatively you might wish to study in the Academic
English programme and then sit an IELTS test at ELA to meet University
entry requirements.
Global English Plus (GEP) is offered at six levels from Starter to
Advanced. The courses are designed to improve everyday English
language proficiency and for those who need a preparatory course
before moving to an Academic English course.

English Language Academy


Phone: +64 9 919 7695
Email: ela@auckland.ac.nz
www.ela.auckland.ac.nz
*Some programmes require higher English language scores.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies taught by


ACG New Zealand International College.
Auckland Foundation Year taught by Taylors College, Auckland.
Successful completion of the University of Auckland Certificate in
Foundation Studies or Auckland Foundation Year will give you an
entrance qualification to the University of Auckland, subject to meeting
the Universitys selection standards. Selection into restricted programmes
will depend upon your grades.

ACG New Zealand International College


Email: admissions@acgedu.com
Phone: +64 9 307 5399
www.acgedu.com

Taylors College
Email: taylorsadmissions@studygroup.com
Phone: +64 9 306 2600
www.afy.ac.nz

2015 International Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 21

Admission requirements
English language proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English
are required to provide satisfactory evidence of
their proficiency in English. This can be
demonstrated by:
An IELTS or other approved English language
test score, or
Successful completion of the Foundation
Certificate in English for Academic Purposes
(FCertEAP) or English Pathway for
Undergraduate Studies (EPUS) or English
Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS)
offered by the University of Aucklands English
Language Academy
Minimum proficiency requirements at
undergraduate level:
Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band less than
5.5, or
FCertEAP with C-, or
EPUS with CMinimum proficiency requirements at
postgraduate level:
Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band less than
6.0, or
FCertEAP with B-, or
EPPS with BHigher scores are required for admission to some
programmes at both undergraduate and
postgraduate level. There are also a number of
approved alternatives to IELTS and approved
English language waivers. Please visit
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-english

International students
studying at New Zealand
secondary schools
To be admitted to the University of Auckland you
must gain the University Entrance Standard AND
be selected into a programme.
All undergraduate applicants applying on the
basis of National Certificate of Educational
Achievement (NCEA), University of Cambridge
International Examinations (CIE) taken in New
Zealand and International Baccalaureate (IB) will
be given a rank score. If you meet the University
Entrance Standard, the rank score and the other
requirements for your programme or
programmes, you will be offered a place.
The guaranteed entry score for each programme
is decided on the basis of prior enrolments and
the academic performance of applicants. Some
programmes select largely on the basis of
auditions and portfolios. Applicants should be
aware of subject requirements and other
requirements for their chosen programme.

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For full details on the University Entrance


Standard, guaranteed entry scores, and
programme-specific requirements for admission
to the University of Auckland in 2015 please visit
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-nzsecondary

English language requirements


If you are entering the University on the basis of
NCEA or CIE (taken in New Zealand) you must
meet the standard literary requirements for
admission. Some programmes may require
applicants to demonstrate their proficiency in
English at a selection interview. Please note that
IELTS or TOEFL cannot be used to gain university
entrance for NCEA or CIE (taken in New Zealand)
applicants. Students applying for Faculty of
Education teaching programmes must submit an
IELTS in addition to NCEA or CIE requirements.
From 2016, the University will introduce an
academic English language requirement for
entry into all undergraduate programmes.
For more information visit
www.auckland.ac.nz/aelr

International students
outside New Zealand
You can apply for entry to the University of
Auckland based on qualifications obtained
outside New Zealand. Please see the website for
a list of minimum overseas entry requirements.
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-entry
For more information about individual
programme requirements, please refer to the
relevant faculty prospectus or website.

Entry into a bachelors degree


International students who have attained
University Entrance (UE) (the minimum standard
for admission to New Zealand universities) must
fulfil additional requirements for all University of
Auckland degree programmes. Minimum
academic and English language requirements for
these specific degree programmes are listed on
the website. You may be required to obtain a
score higher than the one listed, depending on
the level of other applicants for the same
programme. If you have completed a UE
qualification not listed on the website, admission
to the programme will be on a case-by-case basis.

Entry into a bachelors


(honours) degree
Entry to a bachelors (honours) degree in most
cases requires completion of an appropriate
undergraduate degree with a minimum average
grade of B or higher in the final-year
prerequisite courses at a recognised institution*.
Exceptions are the BE(Hons) and the
BUrbPlan(Hons). If you wish to pursue a bachelors

(honours) degree, you should contact the


Postgraduate Adviser in the department in which
you wish to study.

Entry into a postgraduate


diploma
Entry criteria for postgraduate diplomas vary
according to the subject or faculty in which you
complete this qualification. As a general rule,
however, you will have completed a relevant
undergraduate degree at a recognised
institution* with passes in the specified
prerequisite courses in your selected subject.
If you wish to pursue a postgraduate diploma,
you should contact the Postgraduate Adviser in
the faculty in which you wish to study.

Entry into a masters degree


To enter a 120-point masters programme, you
must have completed relevant postgraduate
studies at a recognised institution*, such as a
bachelors (honours) degree or a postgraduate
diploma (or equivalent). Entry criteria for 180
or 240-point masters vary according to the
subject or faculty in which you complete the
qualification. As a general rule, however, you
must have completed a relevant bachelors
degree (or equivalent) from a recognised
institution*.

Entry into a Doctor of


Philosophy (PhD)
As an applicant for PhD studies, you will have
strong academic ability, andas part of your
previous studies you will havehad experience of
carrying out research independently. Now is your
opportunityto show you possess a high level of
critical research skill and theoretical
understanding.
Acceptance is based on a relevant bachelors
(honours) degree with first class or second class
(division I) honours, or a masters degree with first
class or second class (division I) honours, or its
equivalent at a recognised institution*.
Acceptance is also subject to the availability of
staff for supervision, and appropriate facilities.
For more information please contact the
Postgraduate Adviser of the faculty you wish to
study in.
See pg. 19 to find out about the benefits of
studying for a PhD at the University of Auckland.
*The University of Auckland is familiar with overseas
tertiary education systems and assesses
qualifications from recognised institutions on a
case-by-case basis.

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Scholarships and funding


In the past year, the University of Auckland has awarded over NZ$13 million worth of scholarships to
international students.
The Scholarships Office administers a number of scholarships for
international students, including the University of Auckland Doctoral
Scholarship. To see what University and faculty scholarships you may be
eligible for please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/is-scholarship
The International Office works with the following external scholarship
agencies and government bodies to provide opportunities for
international students who meet admission entry criteria.
Arthington Davy Scholarship (Tonga)
Asian Development Bank Japan Scholarship Programme*
Bahrain Ministry of Education
Chilean Bicentennial Scholarships
China Scholarship Council
COLFUTURO (Colombia)
Danish Study Abroad Scholarships
Dikti-University of Auckland Scholarship (Indonesia)
FIDERH (Mexico)
Fiji Affairs Board Scholarships
Fulbright Scholarship Programme (USA)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Jordanian Government
Kazhakstan Government
Kuwaiti Government
Malaysia Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) Scholarship
Malaysia MARA Scholarship
Malaysian Ministry of Education
Malaysia Petronas Scholarships
New Zealand Government
Oman Government
Samoan Government
Saudi Arabian Government
Science Without Borders (Brazil)
Thai Office of the Civil Service Commission
Tongan Government
University of Auckland Commonwealth Scholarship (UK and Canada)
United States Federal Direct Loans
Vietnam Overseas Scholarship Programme
*Open to citizens of ADBs developing member countries.

For country-specific scholarships contact the relevant body in your


country.

My teaching experience inspired me to explore how to foster students autonomy and


motivation in foreign language education. I was attracted to the University of Auckland
because it is a world-ranked university and there are many scholarship and academic
opportunities for international students. As well as studying for my PhD, I am a
committee member of the Postgraduate Students Association and a research assistant
in the Faculty of Education.
I hope to become an academic and my study here at Epsom Campus is enhancing my
competence in independent research. With the internationally-recognised qualification I
will gain, I will be more competitive in the job market.
I enjoy the feeling of equality in New Zealand; my voice can be heard and my ideas are
respected. During my free time I work out in the campus gym and on weekends I
explore Auckland. Ive taken up tennis which is a good way to keep fit and make new
friends. I enjoy meeting people from so many different countries and as the campus is
like a global village, its a good opportunity to learn more about intercultural
communication.
Lin Teng is from China was awarded a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship to
study for her PhD in Education. She previously completed a masters degree in Applied
Linguistics from Harbin University of Science and Technology. Lin recently won a
prestigious award from the International TESOL Association based in the United States
for one of her papers.

New Zealand Government scholarships


The New Zealand Government provides a number of scholarships
through the New Zealand Aid Programme. The aim of development
scholarships is to provide an opportunity for students from selected
developing countries to pursue studies in development-related fields.
Upon completion of their programmes, students are expected to return
and contribute to the economic and social development of their home
countries.
Commonwealth Scholarships
New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards
New Zealand Development Scholarships
New Zealand Pacific Scholarships
www.aid.govt.nz/schols
The New Zealand Government also provides a number of International
Doctoral Research Scholarships.
www.enz.govt.nz/nzidrs

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Accommodation
Living in a University-managed residence
offers you the opportunity to experience the
best that student life has to offer at the
University of Auckland. Our accommodation
provides a safe, comfortable and supportive
environment in quality, fully-catered or
self-catered residences. All are within easy
walking distance of the City Campus, as well
as many of Aucklands main attractions.
Benefits include internet access and
membership to the University Recreation
Centre.
University of Auckland residences are
quality-assured by the New Zealand
Association of Tertiary Education
Accommodation Professionals a recognition
that your student accommodation is among
the best in the country.
We can also assist you with finding suitable
private accommodation if you prefer not to live
in a University residence.

Halls of Residence
You can apply for one of four fully-catered
Halls of Residence: ORorke Hall, University
Hall, Whitaker Hall (all suitable for students
aged 1719) or Grafton Hall (suitable for
students aged 17+). At Huia Residence
(suitable for students aged 17+) you have the
choice of self-catering or opting for one of two
available meal plans.
Rooms are comfortably furnished, and the cost
of utilities is included in your fees. Additional
hall facilities include a TV, games and
computer room, laundry, library and music
rooms and an outdoor area for relaxation.

Self-catered residences
You may prefer the greater independence
offered by our self-catered residences. At
UniLodge you can apply for a studio, deluxe
studio, one or two-bedroom apartment. Parnell
Student Village offers you your own room in a
four, five or six-bedroom flat. The Universitys
newest residence, Carlaw Park Student Village
has two, three and four-bedroom apartments
available.
Your room comes fully furnished and the
apartments and flats have a lounge and
kitchen as well as additional common
recreational areas where you can socialise with
other residents. The cost of utilities is included
in your accommodation fees.
At Park Road Student Flats there are ensuite
bedsit apartments exclusively for postgraduate
students. Next door, The Royal has three
one-bedroom and three two-bedroom family
apartments.

Summer and visitor


accommodation
During the summer, from mid-November to
mid-February, you can stay in the Halls of
Residence or the self-catered residences at
special summer rates.

Students with disabilities


Special facilities for students with disabilities
are provided at Carlaw Park Student Village,
ORorke Hall, Park Road Student Flats and
University Hall.

Application dates
Applications for Semester One 2015 open on 1
August 2014 and for Semester Two on 1 April
2015. You should apply for accommodation at
the same time you apply for your academic
programme so you have the best chance of
getting a place in a residence. Please note that
later applications may not be successful.

Private accommodation*
If you prefer not to live in a residence, if the
University residential options are not suitable
for you, or if you were not successful in getting
a place in a residence, there are other options
to consider. Please contact our advisory service
with your requirements or request a copy of
our Students Guide to Living in Auckland.

If you will be under 18 years old when you take


up residence, you must apply for
accommodation in a catered residence.
You must apply for University
accommodation online at
www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz

Homestays In a homestay you live with a


family, have your own room, and meals and
other services are provided. Please note that
homestays are generally not close to the
campus.
Private student accommodation and
private residences Our advisory service
can assist you with information about student
accommodation options near the campus.
Flatting You share a house or flat with other
residents and are responsible for paying the
bills according to the details in the tenancy
agreement.
*We do not inspect or in any way guarantee the
quality or availability of private accommodation.

Contact
Accommodation Solutions:
Phone: +64 9 923 7691
Email: accom@auckland.ac.nz
www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz
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Support services
Academic support
Libraries and Learning Services
Libraries and Learning Services provides resources, workshops and
advice to help you successfully complete your study.
In addition to the General Library there are 12 specialist libraries to
cover the variety of subjects taught at the University. Within the libraries
you can access large collections of print, multimedia and microtext
materials, including unique manuscript and archive collections. In
addition, your student online access provides a diverse collection of
electronic resources, including databases, e-journals and e-books,
accessible anytime from anywhere.
We offer workshops to improve your academic skills, covering topics such
as writing skills, finding course readings and articles, referencing, exam
preparation, mathematics and statistics support, literature searching,
time management, research methods and data analysis, and
presentation skills.
Speak to a Student Learning Adviser or Subject Librarian to get advice on
improving your academic skills and finding information for your
assignments. Take a library tour to help you become a confident user of
all its resources.
Libraries and Information Commons (IC) facilities provide more than
4,500 study spaces, many with computer workstations and access to
printers, scanners and photocopiers. IC Helpdesks provide support for
student computing resources and services including student email,
internet access, the wireless network and student file storage.
www.library.auckland.ac.nz

English language support


If English is not your first language, you may need language support
while you study at the University. You begin with DELNA.
DELNA (Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment) is a free
service that helps to identify your level of English and guide you to the
most appropriate English language support.
English Language Enrichment (ELE) provides opportunities for any
student enrolled at the University of Auckland to improve their academic
English. At ELE on campus you can use English language resources, get
advice about your English, join language learning groups and find
language exchange partners. You can visit whenever you like and for as
long as you like.
ELE Online provides language learning materials, including vocabulary,
grammar and pronunciation tools to help improve your academic English.
Your student online access allows you to use these resources anytime,
anywhere.
The Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics
offers both non-credit and credit Academic English Studies courses that
you can take before or during your programme.
www.delna.auckland.ac.nz
www.library.auckland.ac.nz/ele
www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/aes

Personal support
Meet and greet
The International Office provides a free airport transfer service for all
new international students arriving to Auckland. This is a great way to
avoid the stress of finding your own way to your accommodation. You will
be met and given information to help you settle in to life in Auckland.
A weblink for this service is included in your Offer of Admission email.
Temporary accommodation (up to 14 days) can be organised through the
Universitys Accommodation Services.

Orientation
The International Office arranges an Orientation programme for new
international students in Semesters One and Two. International
Orientation is designed to welcome you and give you all the information
you need about the University and living in Auckland. In addition, the
University provides an Orientation for all new students, both national
and international. A range of social and cultural activities provides you
with a great opportunity to meet people and make friends. The Business
School provides an Orientation for business coursework masters students
in Quarters Two and Four.
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-orientation
When you arrive you can sign up for a UniGuide, a current student who
can help you to find your way around campus and answer your questions
during the first few weeks of the semester.
www.auckland.ac.nz/uniguide

International Student Information Centre


The International Student Information Centre is the first point of contact
for international students on a wide range of matters including enquiries
about studying and living in Auckland, immigration, health and work. You
can also renew your student visa at the centre.
www.auckland.ac.nz/isic
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Career Development and Employment Services (CDES)


As a University of Auckland student, you will be encouraged to take
responsibility for building your preferred future with support from CDES.
We offer a range of services and events to allow students to connect and
engage with employers and build employability skills. We also offer
workshops specifically designed to meet the needs of international
students. In addition, you can meet privately with a career development
consultant. Our services are free for current students and graduates up
to three years after graduation.
www.cdes.auckland.ac.nz

Student Health and Counselling service


If you have any health concerns during your time at the University, our
team of professional, experienced and friendly clinical staff are here to
help you. As an international student, youll be able to make an
appointment at our campus clinics, for general health problems, urgent
care needs or accidental injuries.
For after-hours care, we have a registered nurse who is available by
phone through the night or at any time our clinics are closed.
We also provide a counselling service that can help you get back on
track, if you feel things are becoming too difficult to manage on your
own. We offer brief therapy, daily duty slots for urgent counselling, group
sessions, academic consultations and also provide a number of online
resources.
Fees and charges
All international students are required to have appropriate medical and
travel insurance. The University recommends a scheme that meets
requirements (see pg. 28). International students with this scheme will
have all fees charged directly to the insurance company, provided the
consultation is for a condition covered in your policy.

I chose an Accounting and Finance major to give me the right background and
knowledge to make a good start in the corporate world. After I complete my degree I
plan to get my professional Chartered Accountant qualification.
I came to Auckland because of its high world ranking and in particular the reputation
of the Department of Accounting and Finance which is ranked in the top 25. The
location was also a factor Auckland is a large city and considered to be one of the
worlds most liveable. The city is welcoming to travellers, and I have done my fair share
of exploring it in my spare time.
Studying here has given me many chances to step outside my comfort zone and try
new things. In my first year I lived in the Universitys ORorke Hall. It was an amazing
experience that I cherish because I made heaps of new friends and it really helped me
to adjust to University life. I have been part of the Management Consulting Club, which
involves applying business skills and problem solving to real life case studies. Ive also
been a member of the squash club and Im currently developing my skills at the
Debating Society.

www.auckland.ac.nz/healthservices
www.auckland.ac.nz/counselling

The Universitys multicultural environment is quite different from things back in my


country, where the student population isnt as globally diverse. University is the perfect
time to get to know people from a variety of backgrounds, and Ive made the most of it.

Students with disabilities

Nicholas Rajah is from Malaysia and is studying for a Bachelor of Commerce.

Support may be available for international students with disabilities on


application. Student Disability Services provides a broad range of
services including assessment of support needs, support with academic
reading, writing and mathematics, and special accommodations for tests
and exams, if required. Some costs may be charged to international
students. These would be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us
early so we can assist you with your support requirements.
www.auckland.ac.nz/disabilityservices

Spirituality
Students of all religious and cultural beliefs are welcome at the University
of Auckland, and we offer interdenominational pastoral care and spiritual
guidance. Places of worship available on campus include a Christian
chapel and Muslim prayer room. Nearby there are numerous churches,
as well as a Hindu temple, a synagogue and a mosque.
www.auckland.ac.nz/spiritual

Childcare
If you need to organise childcare, there are seven on-campus early
childhood centres, offering places to children aged from three months to
five years. Dedicated parent spaces provide facilities for caregivers and
children, and theres a child-friendly study space in the General Library.
Childcare is popular so apply early.
www.auckland.ac.nz/parent-student

Personal development
You can complement your academic achievements by getting involved in a
number of out-of-classroom activities that build a range of skills. Two such
ways to do this are:

360 Leadership Programme


A six-month long programme to develop leadership capabilities. You will
examine leadership from a personal, New Zealand and global context.
www.auckland.ac.nz/leadership

Volunteer Hub
Volunteering is a great way to make friends, get to know the city, and gain
new skills and experience. Through Volunteer Hub you can access a range
of volunteering projects as well as apply to receive official recognition for
your volunteering from the University.
www.auckland.ac.nz/volunteer

International Student Support staff


Being away from home is a challenge in itself. To assist you the
University has facilities and extensive support for international
students, whatever your background or needs. Our team of
International Student Support staff is available to help you with a
range of issues including study advice, immigration, health, financial
advice, accommodation and personal support. There is also a 24-7
emergency number available if you urgently need to contact our staff,
at any time of the day or night.

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Essential information
Student visas

Employment

You must apply for a student visa to cover the period you intend studying
in New Zealand. You will be required to show evidence you have been
accepted into a full-time programme, paid your tuition fees and have
sufficient funds to cover your living costs while in New Zealand. You must
apply for your student visa before entering New Zealand. Full details on
rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and the necessary
reporting requirements, are available through Immigration New Zealand,
and can be viewed at www.immigration.govt.nz

If you are enrolled in a research masters or a doctoral programme you


will be eligible for unlimited work rights. Under certain circumstances
other student visa holders may work part-time or full-time (during
scheduled University vacations) or to meet course requirements for
practical work experience.* You should refer to the Immigration New
Zealand website for up-to-date information on application procedures for
obtaining any variation of the conditions of your student visa.

Eligibility for health services

On completion of your University of Auckland degree or diploma you


may apply for a 12-month Post-study work visa (open) through
Immigration New Zealand to allow you to search for employment. If you
are able to find a suitable job in your chosen field, you may then apply for
a two-year Post-study work visa (employer assisted). During the period of
that two-year work visa, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency
under the Skilled Migrant Category, provided you meet the points
requirement set out by Immigration New Zealand.

Most international students are not entitled to publicly-funded health


services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during
your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment if you do
not have appropriate insurance. Full details are available through the
Ministry of Health and can be viewed at www.health.govt.nz

Medical and travel insurance


All international students are required to have appropriate medical and
travel insurance. The University of Auckland offers a scheme that meets
requirements. You will receive details of the scheme with your Offer of
Admission from the University. www.auckland.ac.nz/is-insurance

Accident insurance
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident
insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors
to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for other medical and related
costs. For more details visit www.acc.co.nz

www.immigration.govt.nz/study

www.immigration.govt.nz/studytowork
In some departments masters and PhD students might obtain work as
paid teaching assistants in undergraduate teaching courses for
approximately 6-10 hours per week. This usually means acting as a
laboratory demonstrator or teaching assistant for groups of
undergraduate students. Marking duties may also be involved. Activity as
a teaching assistant provides valuable professional and teaching
experience. For PhD students, it is recommended that no more than 500
hours per year be worked.
*You should apply for work rights when completing your student visa application.
Please note that Study Abroad, Exchange and Transitional Certificate students may
not qualify for work rights.

Living costs
Generally you should allow approximately NZ$20,000 - $30,000 per year
(or NZ$400 - $550 per week) for general living costs, including
accommodation, food and transport. International Student Support staff
can assist you with budgeting if you need assistance.
What does it cost?

Approximate cost**

Rent per week (partially or fully-catered


Hall of Residence)

NZ$290360

Rent per week (self-catered residences)

NZ$235380

Rent per week (private accommodation)

NZ$200350

Groceries per week (if not living in a catered


Hall of Residence)

NZ$100150

Insurance (health, travel, personal) per year

NZ$585

Student single bus fare (Stage 1 Stage 8)

NZ$1.176.69

Monthly bus/train pass

NZ$140250

Taxi (5km ride)

NZ$1620

Petrol/gasoline per litre

NZ$2.102.30

Lunch on University campus

NZ$712

Takeaway pizza large

NZ$1020

Main meal at a restaurant (off campus)

NZ$1540

McDonalds combo meal

NZ$510

Milk per litre

NZ$2.503.50

Coca-Cola can

NZ$2

Coffee, cappuccino or latte

NZ$3.505

Movie ticket (student)

NZ$1016

12-month University gym membership

NZ$299

**

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Approximate cost at time of publication (May 2014)

International tuition fees 2015


The University of Auckland calculates fees according to the courses you
take within your degree or diploma programme. Fees vary between
faculties, and sometimes within a faculty. The tables below give the
estimated annual tuition fee based on enrolment in 120 points. You can
also visit our website at www.auckland.ac.nz/is-fees

Postgraduate programmes (NZ$)


Postgraduate-level courses by
subject area

Fee per
point

Estimated annual
tuition fees 2015*

Architecture

299.26

NZ$35,911

254.68

NZ$30,562

299.26

NZ$35,911

254.68

NZ$30,562

Undergraduate programmes (NZ$)

Arts
Arts (performance and science-based
courses)
Business and Economics
(excluding coursework masters)
Business coursework masters
programmes
Dance Studies

299.26

NZ$35,911

Bachelor of:

Estimated annual
tuition fees 2015*

Education (excluding GradDipTchg)

254.68

NZ$30,562

Engineering

299.26

NZ$35,911

NZ$33,750

Fine Arts

299.26

NZ$35,911

Law

254.68

NZ$30,562

Medical and Health Sciences

328.43

NZ$39,412

Music

254.68

NZ$30,562

Planning

254.68

NZ$30,562

You are also required to pay a student services fee. This is calculated on
a per point basis. The 2015 student services fee is estimated to be
approximately $6.20 per point (GST inclusive).
Expect to pay about NZ$1,200 per year for books and stationery. Some
courses also have fees for field trips or site visits.

Fee per point

Architectural Studies
Arts (except performance
and science-based courses)
Arts (performance and
science-based courses)
Commerce
(Business and Economics)
Dance Studies

281.26
216.94

NZ$26,033

254.68

NZ$30,562

See separate table below

254.68

NZ$30,562

Science

299.26

NZ$35,911

254.68

NZ$30,562

Teaching (GradDipTchg)

196.95

NZ$23,634

Education (Teaching)

218.41

NZ$26,209

Theology

254.68

NZ$30,562

Engineering

328.43

NZ$39,412

Urban Design

299.26

NZ$35,911

299.26

NZ$35,911

Fine Arts

254.68

NZ$30,562

Urban Planning

Health Sciences

254.68

NZ$30,562

Interfaculty programmes

Human Services

218.41

NZ$26,209

Law

254.68

NZ$30,562

Medicine and Surgery**

573.15

NZ$68,778

Business
Points
coursework masters
programmes

Music

254.68

NZ$30,562

Nursing

254.68

NZ$30,562

Optometry

408.77

NZ$49,052

Pharmacy

328.53

NZ$39,424

Physical Education

218.41

NZ$26,209

Property

254.68

NZ$30,562

Science

254.68

NZ$30,562

Social Work

218.41

NZ$26,209

Technology

254.68 328.43

NZ$30,562 39,412

Theology

216.94

NZ$26,033

Applied Finance
(MAppFin)
International Business
(MIntBus)

Tuition fees for


complete programme
April 2015
intake

Sept 2015
intake

n/a

NZ$76,062

240

18 months

240

18 months NZ$74,220 NZ$76,062

180

15 months NZ$55,242 NZ$56,371

Marketing (MMktg)
Professional
Accounting
(MProfAcctg)

240

18 months

240

18 months NZ$74,220 NZ$76,062

Study Abroad programme


NZ$12,500 per semester

For information about refund of fees, please see our Terms and
Conditions at www.auckland.ac.nz/is-terms
*Estimated annual tuition fees based on full-time programme of 120 points.
**Year 2 onwards (for Year 1 see Bachelor of Health Sciences)
Fees will be charged at the respective subject rate for interfaculty programmes:
Master of Bioscience Enterprise, Master of Disaster Management, Master of
Engineering Management, Master of Operations Research, Master of Professional
Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise, Postgraduate Diploma in
Operations Research and Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Please note
Geography and Psychology courses are always charged at the Science rate.

Students complete 150 points in their first year.

Fees are for the complete masters programme including the student services fee.

Duration

Management (MMgt)

Urban Planning
254.68
NZ$30,562
Conjoint degree: Per point fee will be charged at the respective rate for
the subject.

Flat tuition fee 2015


(includes student services fee)

n/a

NZ$76,062

Doctoral degrees

2015 annual tuition fee


(for a 12-month period)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology - DClinPsy

NZ$35,860

Doctor of Education - EdD

NZ$35,860

Doctor of Fine Arts - DocFA

NZ$35,860

Doctor of Medicine - MD

NZ$35,860

Doctor of Music - DMus

NZ$35,860

Doctor of Musical Arts - DMA

NZ$35,860

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

NZ$6,253 (in 2014)

The first intake for the MAppFin and the MMktg is in September 2015.
To be eligible for the domestic fee, PhD students must reside in New Zealand for
the duration of their doctoral programme. However, students may undertake
research activities overseas during their doctoral programme (for a cumulative total
of no more than 12 months). Please note: the domestic fee arrangement for
international students applies only to Doctor of Philosophy degrees. All other
doctorates (eg, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Education, Fine Arts, Medicine, Music
and Musical Arts) are charged international tuition fees.

2014 tuition fee. The 2015 domestic PhD fee had not been set at time of publication.

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How to apply
Apply for a place in a programme
Go to www.apply.auckland.ac.nz Sign up for a new account. Complete the Application for Admission.

Acknowledgement
You will receive an acknowledgement email
asking you to provide specific certified
documents (and in some cases to complete
other requirements*) before your
application can be assessed.

Well also send you a Student ID number. You


can use this to sign into your Application for
Admission, check your application status and
see the documentation you need to provide.

*For some programmes, you may be required to


submit supplementary information (eg, a portfolio
of work, referee reports, an online form) or to
attend an interview/audition.

Submit your supporting documents


Upload the required documents where prompted on the
Application for Admission.

Documents you should send or upload**

AND

Passport or birth certificate

Send the required certified documents by:


Courier to: Applications and Admissions, The ClockTower,
Level 1, 22 Princes Street, The University of Auckland,
Auckland, New Zealand

Certificate of completion of your highest academic qualification

OR
Post to: Applications and Admissions, The University of Auckland,
Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Official academic transcript from all prior university study


Evidence of English language proficiency (eg, IELTS or TOEFL)
Colour passport-sized photo
**Please note that an Offer of Admission (without conditions) cannot be issued until
you have submitted certified physical copies of these documents.

Offer of place

Offer of place (with conditions)

If your application is successful, well email you an offer of place


in your programme. Your offer will include a fees estimate.

If you received a conditional offer of admission, you must meet those


conditions.
Post evidence to:

Accept your offer of place


Sign into your Application for Admission
(www.apply.auckland.ac.nz) and
accept or decline your offer of place.
If you wish to live in the Universitys accommodation,
apply now (www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz).

Applications and Admissions, The University of Auckland,


Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
OR
Courier evidence to:
Applications and Admissions, The ClockTower, Level 1, 22 Princes Street,
The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Once your conditions have been successfully met you will receive an offer
of place in your programme. Your offer will include a fees estimate.

Pay your fees


Pay your first years tuition fees by telegraphic transfer, bank draft or credit card. Visit www.auckland.ac.nz/fees.
Once payment is received by the University, you can generate a receipt.

Apply for a visa


Apply now for your student visa. You will need your Offer of Admission, guarantee of accommodation, fees receipt and evidence of funds to support
yourself in New Zealand.

Enrol in your courses


You can enrol in courses on Student Services Online (www.studentservices.auckland.ac.nz).
Once youve signed in, you can view your programme requirements.
For tutorials on how to enrol, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/enrolment.

Update your details

Attend Orientation

Remember to update your personal details on Student Services


Online, especially your mailing address when you move. This will
prevent your mail being sent to the wrong address.
Go to www.studentservices.auckland.ac.nz.

Arrive in New Zealand one week before semester starts for Orientation
and the International Office Welcome.

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Need help?

Useful web addresses

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact
Applications and Admissions.

The University of Auckland homepage

Applications and Admissions, The University of Auckland


Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

The University of Auckland Calendar*

Questions: www.askauckland.ac.nz
Email: int-questions@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 1969
Fax: +64 9 373 7405

AskAuckland (Frequently asked questions)

Representatives overseas
The University of Auckland has a number of official representatives in
overseas offices. These organisations can provide you with information on
the University of Auckland and may offer you assistance in submitting an
application. For a complete list of official representatives, please refer to:
www.auckland.ac.nz/overseasrep

The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care


of International Students
The University of Auckland has agreed to observe and be bound by the
New Zealand Governments Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of
International Students. Copies of the Code are available on request from
this institution or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority at
www.nzqa.govt.nz/the-code

Costs

www.auckland.ac.nz
www.auckland.ac.nz/calendar
www.askauckland.ac.nz

Information for international students


www.international.auckland.ac.nz

University of Auckland representatives overseas


www.auckland.ac.nz/overseasrep

Entry requirements
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-entry

English language requirements


www.auckland.ac.nz/is-english

English Language Academy


www.ela.auckland.ac.nz

Guaranteed entry scores for New Zealand


secondary school leavers
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-nzsecondary

How to apply

All costs are shown in New Zealand dollars and are expressed inclusive
of Goods and Services Tax (GST), if applicable.

www.auckland.ac.nz/is-apply

Online application
www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow

Privacy
The University of Auckland undertakes to collect, store, use and disclose
information in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.
Further details of how the University handles your information are set out
in a brochure (The Privacy Act and You) available from the Student
Information Centre or by calling +64 9 923 1969.

Important dates
www.auckland.ac.nz/dates

Application closing dates


www.auckland.ac.nz/ug-closing (undergraduate)
www.auckland.ac.nz/pg-closing (postgraduate)

Disclaimer

Tuition fees and scholarships

Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the


information in this document is provided as a general guide only for
students and is subject to alteration. All students enrolling at the
University of Auckland must consult its official document, the current
University of Auckland Calendar, to ensure they are aware of and comply
with all regulations, requirements and policies.

www.auckland.ac.nz/is-fees
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-scholarship

PhD studies
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-phd

Student visa
www.immigration.govt.nz/study
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-visa

facebook.com/UniofAkl

Health and travel insurance


www.auckland.ac.nz/is-insurance

twitter.com/AucklandUni

Eligibility for health services


www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

youtube.com/UNIofAUCKLAND

Accommodation
www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz

Study Abroad and Exchange


www.auckland.ac.nz/studyabroad
Download the University of Auckland
mobile phone app

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care


of International Students
www.auckland.ac.nz/is-code

*Provides information about academic programmes and courses together with


academic statutes and regulations governing admission, enrolment, fees and
examinations.

Auckland Tourism
www.aucklandnz.com

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Postal address

Physical (and courier) address

International Office

International Office

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

Private Bag 92019

7 Symonds Street

Auckland 1142

Auckland 1010

New Zealand

New Zealand

Questions: www.askauckland.ac.nz
Email: int-questions@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 1969

www.international.auckland.ac.nz