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Sociology - GradDipArts

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Annual tuition fee
    24,878 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,048 NZD

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    February, July

Program overview

What the University of Auckland says about their program:
"If you already have a degree and want to take Arts courses, this flexible diploma might just be for you. You could use the diploma to qualify for postgraduate study by taking courses in the subject of your choice at intermediate and advanced undergraduate level. It is also a way that you can study a specific subject to complement your existing qualifications and further your personal or professional development."

Admission requirements

Undergraduate requirements

  • IELTS - 6.0 (no band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT - 80 (No writing band below 21)
  • CAE/CPE - 169 (no band below 162)
  • PTE - 50 (No communicative score below 42)

Graduate requirements

  • IELTS - 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT - 90 (No writing band below 21)
  • CAE/CPE - 176 (no band below 169)
  • PTE - 58 (No communicative score below 50)
  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Diploma of previous studies
  • Translations
  • Passport identification page
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Portfolio (if applicable)
  • Audition (if applicable)
  • Interview (if applicable)

After you apply, you will receive an email with any additional requirements and how to complete them if needed.

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition from NZ$32,280 to NZ$77,328 per year
  • Graduate tuition from NZ$26,086 to NZ$77,328 per year

University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship

  • Amount - Up to NZ$10,000 per year
  • Requirements - Full-time master's degree in the Faculty of Arts.
  • Opening date - 30 March and 19 September
  • Closing date - 11 May (Semester Two) and 31 October (Semester One)

University of Auckland Vietnam Excellence Scholarship

  • Amount - Up to NZ$10,000
  • Requirements - New full-fee paying international students from Vietnam undertaking either a Postgraduate Diploma or master's degree of 120 points or more, excluding master's by thesis, or an undergraduate degree (with overseas secondary or post-secondary qualifications)
  • Opening date - 10 October (Semester One intake) and 9 March (Semester Two intake)
  • Closing date - 21 November (Semester One intake) and 20 April (Semester Two intake)

University of Auckland International School Leaver Scholarship

  • Amount - Up to NZ$20,000
  • Requirements - New international New Zealand school-leavers undertaking an undergraduate degree, commencing in Semester One
  • Opening date - 5 December
  • Closing date - 18 January

Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree Scholarship

  • Amount - Up to NZ$10,000
  • Requirement - Full-time master's degree in the Faculty of Arts
  • Opening date - 30 March and 19 September
  • Closing date - 11 May (Semester Two) and 31 October (Semester One)

Visa requirements for the University of Auckland

Many international students will require a visa to study in New Zealand, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

New Zealand student visa requirements