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Study in Auckland

All the information you need about studying in Auckland as an international student.

Why study in Auckland?

Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau in Māori) is one of New Zealand’s largest and most vibrant cities. Situated on the North Island, Auckland is the most populous city in the country, with an urban population of nearly 1.7 million.

Auckland is an irresistible location for international students as it combines all the excitement and amenities of a major city, with a sunny climate, and easy access to beaches and the great outdoors.

Not only that, but Auckland is also famed for its food, wine, and shopping, and is regarded as New Zealand’s most diverse city. It is also home to the country’s largest airport that offers flights all over the world.

Universities in Auckland

Auckland is one of New Zealand’s biggest hubs of education and is home to two major universities, as well as several other campuses.

It is also a major center for international language education and welcomes large numbers of students from surrounding countries to study English for several months of the year. This makes Auckland a truly welcoming destination for international students.

What to study in Auckland

The universities in Auckland offer a wide range of programs at every level including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral. No matter what subject you want to study, you’re bound to find a course for you in Auckland.

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How to study in Auckland

The first thing you need to do in order to study in Auckland as an international student is to work out what you want to study, and which university you want to attend. You should then carefully read the entry requirements and work out what qualifications you need in order to apply.

You can usually apply through the university’s website, where you can complete your application and submit the required documents. You will probably need to write a personal statement, references and proof of your English proficiency test score.

Once your application has been accepted, you’ll need to apply for a New Zealand student visa before you can study in Auckland.

Cost to study in Auckland

Tuition fees in Auckland for international students are similar to the rest of New Zealand, but will vary depending on the program you’re studying. Fees can range between NZ$35,000 and NZ$50,000 per year, but can be higher for medical programs, and can be as high as NZ$80,000.

Living costs in Auckland are quite high and are often thought to be the most expensive city in New Zealand. Accommodation can be particularly expensive, and it was recently ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world to buy a house.

Key facts of Auckland

  • 68/53°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 1.65 million Population
  • 4 Universities
  • New Zealand Country