Located in New Zealand’s largest and most beautiful city, the University of Auckland is also the country’s highest ranked institution. While academics are of highest standard, UoA’s incredible location sets it third in the world for quality of life. The city has the perfect balance between a fast-paced urban environment of international business, restaurants, entertainment, shopping and sporting events and the outdoors as it is home to harbors, mountain ranges, volcanoes and more than fifty islands. Fans of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series just might have the opportunity to marvel at a few sites nearby.

Students looking for a unique experience and want to dabble in Maori studies or the science of wine will find a home here. The University of Auckland, a prestigious research university, offers courses in more than 150 disciplines. 


ISEP Exchange students are accommodated in homestays, while ISEP Direct students will be placed in self-catered University housing at one of the following options:

- Carlaw Park Student Village

- Te Tirohanga

Program Website

Course Description

Auckland is ranked among the world's best universities for many subjects including Archaeology, Education, English Language and Literature, Psychology, Geography, and Sport Science. Unique courses available to students include Maori Studies, Pacific Studies, Wine Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Science and Marine Science.

Brief course descriptions as well as information on course prerequisites and restrictions are available in our course catalogue. More detailed course descriptions (syllabi) are accessible at the University Digital Course Outline. The outline in the DCO includes the course description, learning outcomes, assessment methods, method of delivery and more.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Honorah Maggio 703-504-9989 | hmaggio@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Urban Planning

  • Area Studies:

    Asian Studies Chinese Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies Gay/Lesbian Studies German Studies Italian Studies Japanese Studies Korean Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Pacific Rim Studies Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Anatomy Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Biophysics Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Endocrinology Entomology Genetics Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences Microbiology and Immunology Neuroscience Physiology Toxicology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Auditing Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership Real Estate

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Construction Trades:

    Aviation Science and Technology Building Construction Technology Construction Site Management Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

  • Education:

    Adult and Continuing Education Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Educational/Instructional Technology Elementary Education Health Teacher Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Reading Teacher Education Secondary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Teaching Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Teaching Individuals with Mental Retardation Urban Education and Leadership

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Aeronautical Engineering Automotive Engineering Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Drafting and Design Technology Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Geological/Geophysical Engineering Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Nanotechnology Robotics, and Automation Engineering Surveying Engineering Systems Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Comparative Literature French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Korean Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Linguistics Russian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Addiction Prevention and Treatment Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Communication Sciences and Disorders Community Health Services/Counseling Health and Wellness Marriage and Family Health Services/Counseling Medicine Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Public Health

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History Historic Preservation and Conservation Holocaust and Related Studies Medieval and Renaissance Studies Museology/Museum Studies

  • Human Services:

    Community Organization and Advocacy Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Criminology Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation Forensic Science and Technology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis Legal Assistant/Paralegal Legal Studies Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics:

    Statistics Topology and Foundations

  • Natural Resources/Conservation: Recommended!

    Environmental Science Land Use Planning Marine Resources Management Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Biblical Studies Christian Studies Ethics Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Astronomy Astrophysics Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Geochemistry and Petrology Geology/Earth Science Hydrology and Water Resources Science Paleontology Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Decision Sciences Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Anthropology Family and Consumer Sciences Geography Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Dance Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Jazz Studies Music Pedagogy Music Performance Music Theory and Composition Musicology and Ethnomusicology Painting Photography Playwriting and Screenwriting Sculpture Studio Arts Voice and Opera

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.7 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 21
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

You must complete the University of Auckland internal application after you are placed at the University of Auckland.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Biology:

    Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Marine Sciences Physiology

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering

    Geological/Geophysical Engineering

  • Health Sciences

    Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    Forensic Science and Technology

  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology

    Clinical Psychology

  • Social Sciences


  • Sports Studies

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 21
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

You must complete the University of Auckland internal application after you are placed at the University of Auckland.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

This site operates on the Southern Hemisphere calendar. Be sure to search for courses using the correct semester parameters: Southern Hemisphere SM1 is February to June; Southern Hemisphere SM2 is July to November.


Courses not offered to study abroad students:

· Courses offered by our School of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Optometry

· Law courses are available to Law majoring students, apart from Part IV Advocacy, Mediation and Negotiation courses; non-Law majoring students can take LAW121G & Law electives (400 level Law courses) subject to spaces

· Courses running for the whole academic year - e.g. PSYCH 308A and 308B (except students enrolled for the whole University of Auckland academic year – February to November)

· 100 level courses in Fine Arts, Architecture and Planning (unless they are majoring in this subject at a home university)

· BUSINESS 111, 112 and 202


· Graduate School of Management courses running on a quarterly basis – e.g. BUSACT, BUSADMIN etc.

· Courses ending with the letters F or H - e.g. HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H. These are foundation year courses and not appropriate for Exchange students

· Stage I Engineering courses (ENGGEN 115, ENGGEN 121, ENGGEN 131, ENGGEN 140, ENGGEN 150, ENGSCI 111, ELECTENG 101, CHEMMAT 121) except for those ending in G

· Policy 702

· Psychology and Drama stage II & III courses


PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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