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UVA Exchange: University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 15-SEP-2018
25-SEP-2018 25-FEB-2019 01-JUL-2019
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by September 30.
Year 2019-2020 01-FEB-2019 10-FEB-2019 15-JUL-2019 29-JUN-2020
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by February 15.
Fall Semester 2019 01-FEB-2019 10-FEB-2019 15-JUL-2019 18-NOV-2019
NOTE: Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by February 15.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, German, Global Studies, Greek, Hebrew, History, History of Science and Technology, Information Technology, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Medieval Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies
Program Description:
Auckland City Lead Photo

UVA Exchange
University of Auckland


The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading research-led University, and is also New Zealand's largest university. Established in 1883, it has grown into an international centre of learning and academic excellence. The University is situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Auckland and provides an exciting and stimulating environment for over 32,000 students.

The University's comprehensive range of research-based study programs is internationally recognized, and attracts postgraduate and undergraduate students from all over the world. The different perspectives and cultures of the many international students who study at Auckland enrich the entire University community.

Announcements IconAnnouncements

Education New Zealand has partnered with universities, including the University of Auckland, to offer special scholarship opportunities for students going to New Zealand. Look for New Zealand-specific scholarship information connected with Go Overseas, Gilman International Scholarship, and Generation Study Abroad when reviewing National & International Scholarship opportunities.


Location IconLocation

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, with a wider metropolitan population of just over a million. The city is also known by Maori as Tamaki-makau-rau, "Tamaki desired by thousands".

The University of Auckland's campuses offer the attractions of city life combined with the appeal of outdoor living - close to cafes, restaurants, cinemas, parks, quality clothing and craft shopping, yet within 30 minutes of some of the world's most stunning beaches. A harbor city with a mild climate, Auckland provides opportunities to pursue all sorts of water sports and explore the many islands in its harbor, famed as tourist spots and bird sanctuaries. Auckland is also a center for the arts and entertainment. The Aotea Centre, Town Hall and many other venues regularly play host to world-class performances of music, dance and theatre. The University's own Maidment Arts Centre also offers a wide variety of professional performance, including theatre, dance and music.

Auckland Location Scenic Auckland Location Scenic

Courses IconAcademics

Course catalog: use this link for the full course catalog. Note that some courses are not open to international students.
Auckland also provides a list of courses that may be of particular interest to international students: see the list here.

Semester 1: late February - late June
Semester 2: mid July - mid November
Academic calendar

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

There are a range of accommodation options at Auckland, including catered and self-catered. Additionally, there is a wide range of rental accommodation available close to the University, ranging from fully furnished apartments to bungalow houses (flats), which students share with a group of others.

Unilodge is a new, privately owned complex just 5 minutes walk from the University, which is specifically designed for students and has common shared facilities such as kitchen, common room and swimming pool. Rental is on a six month tenancy agreement. For more information go to

Consult the Accommodation Services' website for more information.

Cost IconCost

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance as well as the New Zealand Studentsafe-University insurance.

Student budgeting information

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • New Zealand Studentsafe-University insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.