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University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

# 5 QS Stars University Ratings
31 Undergraduate programs
62 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 16%
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About University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's highest-ranking university. The university has made its mark on several world rankings, placing within the Top 100 across the globe for academic reputation, graduate employability, innovation and many more. According to the 2018 QS Subject Rankings, the university is among the Best 50 in the world for 18 subjects, including Archaeology, Education, Anatomy & Physiology, Sports-related subjects, geography, law, English language and literature.

Home to more than 40,000 students, the University of Auckland is also New Zealand's largest higher education institution. Since its establishment in 1883, the university have produced scholars who has gone on to contribute to society by advancing knowledge that future generations of students can benefit from and develop further. Besides its excellence in teaching, the university is also known for its research and dedicated service to local, national and international communities.



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Courses available 96

Tuition and application fees

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There are various types of accommodation offered or managed by the university:

Halls of residence

The University of Auckland offers five different halls of residence for first-year students, complete with free Internet access, catering services, social activities and pastoral care. Basic facilities such as laundry rooms, reading libraries, TV and music rooms are also available. Other facilities such as BBQ and sports areas vary between the halls. The halls of residence are:

  • Grafton Hall
  • O’Rorke Hall
  • University Hall (Apartments)
  • University Hall (Towers)
  • Whitaker Hall

Self-catered accommodation

This type of accommodation is suitable for students who prefer a more independent lifestyle. Self-catered accommodation is still managed by the university, and cater to single students as well as postgraduate couples with families:

  • Carlaw Park Student Village
  • 55 Symonds
  • Grafton Student Flats
  • Goldie Estate Homestead
  • Huaia Residence
  • UniLodge Anzac/Beach
  • Parnell Student Village
  • UniLodge Whitaker
  • Waikohanga House

Private accommodation

This is an alternative option for students who want to explore external accommodation. Although such accommodation is not managed by the University of Auckland, students may consult the university’s advisory service team for what options are available. Such options may include:

  • Renting a studios or one-bedroom apartment
  • Flat sharing
  • Hostel facilities
  • Homestay or host families


University of Auckland is made up of a few campuses, spread across different locations in New Zealand. The campus where students will study in depends on their area of study. The campuses are:

  • The City Campus is the university’s main campus and covers 20 hectares of land. Located right in the heart of Auckland, students are just within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.
  • Grafton Campus is situated opposite Auckland Hospital and is home to the Schools of Medical Sciences, Nursing, Optometry and Vision Science, and Pharmacy. Facilities include a café, health services and the Philson Library.
  • Epsom Campus has a serene environment, surrounded by leafy pohutukawa trees. It is a 10-minute drive away from the city, and is the main campus for the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
  • Tāmaki Innovation Campus is based in the east Auckland suburb of St Johns, and is mainly a postgraduate campus. The public transport system makes travelling easy, as the nearest train station is only a few minutes’ walk away.
  • Tai Tokerau Campus is a short distance from the city centre, and is where students under the Faculty of Education study. Home to approximately 180 students, this small campus has a friendly learning environment and a close-knit community.
  • Manukau Campus was established in 1999 to provide students in the Manukau area with more educational opportunities. The campus offers Faculty of Education and Social Work programmes, as well as selected postgraduate courses.
  • Newmarket Campus is the university’s newest campus. It covers five hectares of land and is located near a major business area. This campus is predominantly used for research and postgraduate studies.

Student population

Large (More than 10,000)

Total population

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The University of Auckland's mission is to be:

"A research-led, international university, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work, and administration, for the significance of its contributions to the advancement of knowledge and its commitment to serve its local, national and international communities."

The university is committed to:

  • Conserving, advancing and disseminating knowledge through teaching, learning, research and creative work of the highest standard
  • Creating a diverse, collegial scholarly community in which individuals are valued and respected, academic freedom is exercised with intellectual rigour and high ethical standards; and critical enquiry is encouraged
  • Placing a strong emphasis on serving our student body
  • Working to advance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, economic and social well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand
  • Recognising a special relationship with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Providing equal opportunities to all who have the potential to succeed in a university of high international standing
  • Engaging with national and international scholars, educational and research institutions to enhance intellectual development, educational quality and research productivity
  • The development and commercialisation of enterprise based on its research and creative works
  • Providing high quality management marked by open, transparent, responsive, and accountable academic and administrative policies, practices and services


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