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USD Sponsored: University of Auckland, New Zealand
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Dormitory, Independent housing
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Arts and Sciences International Opportunity Fund, Coyote Commitment, Farber Fund, Mickelson Scholarship, Presidential-Alumni Scholarship, South Dakota Opportunity, Ullyot Scholarship
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the center of the country’s retail and commercial activities. Approximately 401,500 people live within the city boundary and 1.5 million in the greater Auckland area.
At the University of Auckland, students are expected to work individually and be self-motivated learners. While students will have lectures, tutorials, or seminars with a tutor, they are expected to work without their direct assistance. For many students, this requires a lot of self-discipline and good time management.
While The University of Auckland provides a plethora of courses to choose from, there are a few course restrictions for study abroad/exchange students:
Courses offered in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, and Optometry.
Courses running for the whole academic year - e.g. PSYCH 308A and 308B (expect students enrolled for the whole University of Auckland academic year – February to November).
100 level courses in Fine Arts, Architecture and Planning (unless the student is majoring in the subject at their home university).
BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102.
Graduate School of Management courses running on a quarterly basis – eg, BUSACT, BUSADMIN etc.
Courses ending with the letters F or H - e.g. HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H. These are foundation year courses and not appropriate for Exchange students.
Stage I Engineering courses (ENGGEN 115, ENGGEN 121, ENGGEN 131, ENGGEN 140, ENGGEN 150, ENGSCI 111, ELECTENG 101, CHEMMAT 121) except for those ending in G.
The University of Auckland offers quality accommodation in the heart of Auckland City, at comparable prices to other New Zealand universities – making Auckland an affordable option.
Students can choose to either live on-campus or look for various off-campus options. Students who do not wish to stay in a University residence are responsiblefor finding their own accommodation but may seek guidance from the University’s Accommodation Advisory Service: http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/advice
The University of Auckland is a USD Sponsored program, which means students will not pay tuition/fees to USD, rather, a program fee (covering tuition/fees, and living expenses) will be paid directly to the University of Auckland. Students will continue to receive any federal financial aid (with the exception of federal work/study) and most USD scholarships (Coyote Commitment, Mickelson, Presidential-Alumni, SD Opportunity, and Ullyot).
USD students must complete the Global Learning application before being nominated to attend The Auckland University. Students will work in conjunction with overseas staff to coordinate their arrival in New Zealand, course registration, and housing.
This program is offered for a semester or academic year basis; there are no summer programs available.