University of Auckland


Public University

World ranking



Total: 40000

International: 10%


Undergraduate: 48

Postgraduate: 109

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The University of Auckland is the highest-ranked university in New Zealand. It is also the largest and the most comprehensive one. Today’s student population of the university is around 42,000 including 8,000 international students representing over 100 countries. The University was first opened in 1883 as a part of the University of New Zealand. 

The university is committed to being an inclusive and excellent place to study and work, offering the existing and prospective students and staff members a top-quality work environment.


The University is located in the biggest economic hub of New Zealand – Auckland. The city has easy access to fabulous beaches and rainforests. It was ranked third out of 230 cities in the 2018 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. There is a countless number of recreational opportunities right next to the campuses, from theatres and cafes to sports and outdoor options.

A new campus was opened on Newmarket in May 2015, featuring extensively upgraded buildings and a new hall for the Faculty of Engineering, with additional space for some Faculty of Science activities.

Study options

Being the largest university in New Zealand, the University of Auckland offers a remarkable range of study options. There are more than 130 different postgraduate and 150 undergraduate programmes across eight faculties and two research institutes.

New international Ph.D. students usually pay the same annual tuition fees as New Zealand students thanks to the New Zealand Government scheme.

Student support

The University of Auckland provides extensive support services for all students including academic support, scholarships, accommodation options, sport and recreation facilities, counseling and over two hundred societies and clubs to join.


Academic and professional staff are dedicated to the development of the University and its students. They are the heart of the organization. The university offers great career opportunities, with support to teaching, researchers and professional staff to develop towards excellence and advance in their chosen field. The current staff population is 6,000 academics and professionals, which makes the University of Auckland one of New Zealand's largest employers.

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