The following notes are intended to be a general guide for international students wishing to be admitted to The University of Auckland. Further information and application details are available from International Office.
International students should apply for admission using the Student Services Online application. Intending applicants should note the following general points:
1 All international students enrolling in an undergraduate programme must hold, as a minimum requirement, an acceptable university entrance qualification.
2 All international students seeking admission to graduate or postgraduate programmes must hold, or expect to hold before the start of the programme, a recognised first degree in a relevant discipline.
3 Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of their proficiency in English. International applicants entering the University on the basis of NCEA or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) must meet the standard literacy requirements for admission. International applicants entering the University on the basis of qualifications other than NCEA or CIE must meet a specified score in IELTS or TOEFL, or must have completed and passed the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or an approved alternative. The minimum score required in IELTS for admission to an undergraduate programme at the University is an overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 on an individual band. The minimum score required in TOEFL is 550 (paper-based test), with a TWE (essay) of 4.5, or 80 in IBT (Internet-based test) with a writing score of 21. The minimum score required in IELTS for admission to a postgraduate programme at the University is an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 on an individual band. The minimum score required in TOEFL is 575 (paper-based test), with a TWE (essay) of 4.5, or 90 in IBT with a writing score of 21. Higher requirements may be imposed by faculties for entry to specified undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information on minimum English language proficiency, please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/international/englishrequirements.
4 It is the responsibility of all international students to ensure that they have appropriate and current health insurance for their period of study in New Zealand. Health and travel insurance is a condition of enrolment, and as such, must be valid for the entire duration of study. A student’s enrolment cannot continue in the event of their insurance cover being declined. Further information and application forms are available from the International Office website www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/is-health-and-travel-insurance.
5 The majority of international students must have a student visa before entering New Zealand. All students must have a valid student permit for the duration of their studies. For further information, including countries from which students may enter without a visa, visit Immigration New Zealand’s website www.immigration.govt.nz.
a An international student is any student who is not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand (includes the Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue) or Australia.
b Every international student must provide the following information to The University of Auckland:
(i) photocopy of title page of passport and of current visa;
(ii) current Auckland address and contact phone number(s);
(iii) full name and current address of an emergency contact/next of kin.
c Where a student does not provide evidence of a valid student visa and/or the required contact details then, until that evidence is produced, the Council may:
(i) delete the enrolment of that student from a course or courses
(ii) decline to re-enrol the student
(iii) restrict that student's access to University services.
6 An offer of admission at the University does not guarantee that the student will be issued with a student visa.
International Student Fees
7 The above fees (refer to Schedule – Part C) apply to students who:
a are not citizens of New Zealand or Australia (refer to note 5(i) above)
b do not hold permanent residence status in New Zealand or Australia
c have been granted a New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Fees Scholarship
d are being fully funded under the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand Aid Programme.
e are not participating in an official University of Auckland exchange programme.
Note: For information on current fees please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/internationalfees.
There are several international scholarships available for international students from selected countries identified by the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Programme (ADB-JSP), the New Zealand Aid Programme: New Zealand Pacific Scholarships, New Zealand Development Scholarships, New Zealand ASEAN Scholars Awards and Commonwealth Scholarships; and Education New Zealand: the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS).
The University of Auckland also offers University of Auckland International PhD Scholarships at PhD level for international students from all countries.
Further information on available international scholarships and the international scholarship application process is available at www.auckland.ac.nz/international
Phone: +64 9 373 7513
Fax: +64 9 373 7405.
Code of Practice
The University of Auckland has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz.
International Student Advisory Services
The International Student Advisors are available to assist students on a wide range of personal and welfare matters. The advisory service is based in the International Student Information Centre, Old Choral Hall, on the corner of Symonds Street and Alfred Street. Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86911.
iSpace provides a programme of activities, information, cultural events and welfare advice for international students. iSpace is located on Level 4 of the Student Commons building in Alfred Street. Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82244.
International Student Information Centre
The International Information Centre provides a central campus information service for international students. The International Student Visa Renewal Service is also provided from this location. The International Student Information Centre is situated in Old Choral Hall, on the corner of Symonds Street and Alfred Street. Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87556.
Source: The University of Auckland 2013 Online Calendar
Last updated on: Thursday 1 November 2012