IFSA University of Auckland Partnership

Auckland, New Zealand


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options

Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!

Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Auckland

Located in the geographical and economical heart of New Zealand's largest city, the University of Auckland is surrounded by beautiful parks, galleries, museums, shopping areas and more bars and cafes than you can count. This prestigious university is ranked within the top 100 universities in the world offering a diverse catalogue of courses in a wide range of subjects.

University of Auckland Benefits

  • Apply for the Auckland UpFront Scholarship: up to $7,500 to cover airfare and program deposit — complete the IFSA scholarship application in your Student Portal!
  • Live and learn on a city campus buffered by parkland, a great environment for the independent student
  • Ranks in the top 1 percent of the world's universities and offers unique courses such as Maori language and culture
  • Campus contains everything you need plus it boasts an arts center, theatre, and recreation center
  • An active students association sponsors a full range of social, political, cultural and athletic activities, including more than 100 clubs and societies 

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.

You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.

More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.

Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.

Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.

You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Auckland Partnership


Open the University of Auckland online course catalog to discover the courses that are offered. When you click on the department name, it will drop down to show all the courses offered in that department. Click on a course number or title to bring up a course description.


Students typically take 4 classes each semester for a total of 16 U.S. semester credit hours.

15 Points at Auckland = 4 U.S. semester credit hours


Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
  • Courses not available to Study Abroad and Exchange students:BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102
  • Foundation courses ending with the letters F or H, e.g., HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H
  • Stage One Engineering courses
  • A and B courses, e.g., ARTHIST 315A or POLICY 250B
  • Courses in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgey (MBchB), Pharmacy or Optometry programs
  • Graduate School of Management courses taught on a quarterly basis
  • Courses with very limited enrollment availability:Psychology, Biological Science and Nursing courses
  • Courses ending with the letter G, e.g., PHYSICS 107G
  • Fine Arts, Architecture, and Planning courses are open only to students majoring in the same subject at their home university.
  • 700 level Finance and Accounting courses

The University of Auckland recommends that students have a second choice option for each course with limited enrollment availability.

Experiential Learning


Gain valuable career experience through this credit-bearing internship opportunity. Following an introductory series of seminars at the beginning of the semester, you will work 6-8 hours per week at your placement in the Auckland area, keeping a journal of your experience. You will complete an internship research project related to the organization’s strategic goals or core purpose. Students completing this course receive 4 U.S. semester credits.


You must apply for the internship course in advance, no later than two weeks before the beginning of the semester. The application form is online and students must submit an academic reference.


Past interns have worked with the following organizations:

  • Intelligent Ink
  • Teach First NZ
  • SpringboardTrust
  • YWCA
  • TEAR Fund
  • Artists Alliance
  • Transparency International
  • The Creative Thinking Project

After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost

Subjects offered at University of Auckland Partnership
Accounting Anatomy/Physiology Anthropology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Business Law Business Psychology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Communication Science/Disorders Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Dance Earth Science Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Exercise Science/Kinesiology Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Genetics Geography Geology German Graphic Design Health Administration/Management Health Education Health Studies History History/Philosophy of Science Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human and Child Development Indigenous Studies Industrial Engineering Information Technology International Business Italian Japanese Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Microbiology Music Studies Nursing Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Photography Physical Education/Sports Studies Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Russian Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Special Education Speech Pathology Statistics Theater/Drama Theology Translation Urban Studies Viticulture and Oenology Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Student accommodation in Auckland is in very high demand; therefore, if you sign your student acceptance agreement with IFSA, our staff will apply for your housing as soon as they are able and pay a housing deposit on your behalf. Should you withdraw from the program after your IFSA student acceptance agreement has been signed, you will be charged the $100 housing withdrawl fee that Auckland charges.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Sian Munro

Resident Director, New Zealand Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 20, 2019
Program End Date
July 2, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
$75 (non-US citizens)
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 6, 2019
Program End Date
November 19, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs