PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS  

• Dive into the fast-paced city environment of living in New Zealand’s most populous city while surrounded by natural wonders including mountains, dormant volcanoes, and more than 50 picturesque islands.  

• 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.

• Experience the beauty of a centrally located urban campus environment that is filled with beautiful lawns and libraries to hang out in, or get involved in one of the more than 200 clubs available to students 

LIFE ABROAD  

Life in Auckland provides endless opportunity for adventure within and outside of the bustling city! Embrace the modern amenities of living in a cosmopolitan city with quick access to breath-taking beaches, national parks, and ragged volcanic coastline. 

LIVE 

Connect with peers while living in a single room in student accommodation centrally located in the city and on campus!  Accommodation includes access to communal areas such as games room, music room, and barbeque areas. 

DINE 

Grab a meal from the on-campus food trucks and nearby convenience stores, or buy groceries to prepare meals in a communal kitchenette alongside new friends from all over the world. Explore the rich food scene of Auckland while attending one of the countless food festivals throughout the year, or head downtown try some local staples like fish and chips, hand pies, Kiwi barbeque, and New Zealand lamb kabobs! 

EXPERIENCE 

Integrate into life at the University of Auckland and develop a friendship with a local student through the buddy program! Assigned buddies from the University of Auckland are available to guide you through campus administration processes, serve as mentors, and go on outings to the central business district to point out the best places to shop while in New Zealand!  

EXPLORE 

Stroll through the vibrant streets of Auckland to visit trendy shopping districts, watch a rugby game at Eden Park, or head to the downtown SkyTower to base jump or take in the breath-taking panoramic views from the observation deck.  Head just outside of the city to watch experienced surfers at Piha Beach or explore the Waitakere Ranges by taking a tree top walk to admire New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna.  

THRIVE 

Maintain or start a fitness routine with access to a gym with group fitness classes, dance classes, and courts to pick up a sports game alongside a diverse international student community! Feel at ease with mental health support available through confidential health and counselling services on campus. Resources are available for mobility, hearing, visual, speech, and learning challenges. 

VOLUNTEER 

Enhance your experience by giving back to the local community through volunteer opportunities coordinated by the University of Auckland. Connect with local organizations, community projects, and on-campus initiatives through the on-campus Volunteer Hub. 

What We Love About Auckland  

Auckland offers all the amenities of a globally-renown city while also providing easy access to mesmerizing natural wonders! There is something new to experience for everybody in Auckland. 

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses 

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. The chart below reflects some of the more popular classes students have taken in the past. Use it to help get started on planning your own semesters abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand! 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to 60 credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course will be worth 15 credits. 

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid.

Sample Classes Available: 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Biology 

 
 
 
 

Business 

 
 
 
 

Education 

 
 
 
 

Psychology 

 
 
 
 

Social Sciences 

 
 
 
 

Cellular and Molecular Biology 

 
 

Economics, Markets and Law 

 
 

The Twenty-first Century Classroom/Centre 

 
 

Individual, Social and Applied Psychology 

 
 

Global Sound Cultures: Musics, Places and People 

 
 
 
 

Principles of Microbiology 

 
 

Business Consulting 

 
 

Professional Practice: Early Childhood Education 

 
 

Perception and Cognition 

 
 

Origins of Civilization 

 
 
 
 

Biology of Marine Organisms 

 
 

Strategic Marketing 

 
 

The Psychology of Teaching 

 
 

Theories of Personality and Development 

 
 

Equality and Inequality 

 
 
 
 

Genomics and Genome Biology 

 
 

Advertising and Branding 

 
 

Developing Communities of Learning 

 
 

Human Neuroscience 

 
 

Te Ao Māori: The Māori World

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.

Academics

Undergraduate
(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 Studies Pacific Rim Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Biophysics Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Endocrinology Genetics Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences Physiology Toxicology

  • Business: Recommended!

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

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Construction Trades:

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

  • Education: Recommended!

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

  • 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 Mechanical Engineering Robotics, and Automation Engineering Systems Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Comparative Literature French Language and Literature German Language and Literature 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 Communication Sciences and Disorders Community Health Services/Counseling Health and Wellness Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Nutrition Sciences Public Health

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Human Services:

    Community Organization and Advocacy Social Work

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • 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

  • Mathematics:

    Statistics Topology and Foundations

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    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:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Hydrology and Water Resources Science Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    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 Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Dance Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts 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

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Visa Application Requirements: 

• Students must have New Zealand health insurance in order to apply for a visa.  Check with your ISEP Student Services Officer or host coordinator if you are unsure if you are enrolled.  

• Complete, signed application form – be sure to read the requirements on the first few pages to determine what needs to be submitted 

• Valid passport 

• Two recent passport-sized photographs 

• Evidence of financial support for the duration of your stay in New Zealand 

• Evidence that you have paid tuition – it is recommended that you submit a copy of your ISEP Letter of Certification, which was included in your Acceptance Package, for these purposes 

• A Confirmation of Place letter from a New Zealand institution 

• Pre-paid, trackable envelope (preferably FedEx) to ensure the return of all original documents 

Visa fee depending on nationality

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.

Special Needs Support

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

Graduate
(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

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology

    Clinical Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Geography

  • 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

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Visa Application Requirements: 

• Students must have New Zealand health insurance in order to apply for a visa.  Check with your ISEP Student Services Officer or host coordinator if you are unsure if you are enrolled.  

• Complete, signed application form – be sure to read the requirements on the first few pages to determine what needs to be submitted 

• Valid passport 

• Two recent passport-sized photographs 

• Evidence of financial support for the duration of your stay in New Zealand 

• Evidence that you have paid tuition – it is recommended that you submit a copy of your ISEP Letter of Certification, which was included in your Acceptance Package, for these purposes 

• A Confirmation of Place letter from a New Zealand institution 

• Pre-paid, trackable envelope (preferably FedEx) to ensure the return of all original documents 

Visa fee depending on nationality

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.

Special Needs Support

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

Other Academic Conditions

Brief course descriptions as well as information on course prerequisites and restrictions are available in U of Auckland’s course catalogue. Once you’ve identified a course, more detailed course descriptions (syllabi) are accessible at the University Digital Course Outline (DCO). The outline in the DCO includes the course description, learning outcomes, assessment methods, method of delivery and more. 

Course Catalog 

University Digital Course Outline (DCO) 

University of Auckland follows the Southern Hemisphere calendar. When searching for courses, 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. 

If you are considering studying for a full-year in New Zealand, you might consider starting your program at the beginning of UAuckland’s academic year in February. 

Programs are called “qualifications” in New Zealand and a program area of focus is called a “specialization”.  Classes are called both “courses” and “papers”.  Most courses are worth 15 credits per semester.  Students can expect to spend 10 hours per week attending lectures and required discussions, completing readings and assignments. 

Courses not available 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 

• PROPERTY 103 

• 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 

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