University of Auckland

University of Auckland

Top reasons to study here

  • The University develops key international relationships that will enhance its ability to perform as a globally competitive research-led University.
  • The University of Auckland is ranked No.1 globally in the inaugural University Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE).

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Social Sciences (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)



  • The University of Auckland was formally opened on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College, part of the University of New Zealand. A disused courthouse and jail served as premises for the 95 students and four teaching staff.
  • Today, the University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, hosting over 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses.


The University of Auckland offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. If you’d like to find out how you can study two undergraduate degrees in the shortest possible time.


Discover the exciting research happening at the University of Auckland, explore research projects, view facilities and centres, or contact a research support team.


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Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

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Housing services

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs. Harbour views and Albert Park add to the appeal. The campus has a full range of amenities including cafes, health services, libraries, childcare facilities and a recreation centre.

Library services

  • The General Library supports the research, teaching and learning programmes of the faculties of Arts, Creative Arts and Industries, Business and Economics, Engineering and Science.
  • The General Library is the largest library in the University Library system, and houses a number of notable collections. 

ICT services

The University of Auckland wireless network is available in the City, Grafton, Epsom and Newmarket campuses. It is also available at several remote sites where students visit to perform their practical work. To use the wireless network you must be within range of a wireless access point (WAP) and have a wireless capable device.

Medical services

The University provides students with a professional primary healthcare service ensuring the health and wellbeing of our student community. 

Services include:

  • doctor and nurse consultations
  • family planning, sexual health and contraception advice and checks
  • medical certificates – both general and specialised (eg scholarship medicals, Outward Bound medicals or medicals for insurance or diving)

Student Life

Campus life

  • The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs. Harbour views and Albert Park add to the appeal. 
  • This is a new five-hectare campus adjacent to the major business area in Newmarket. It will provide the University with a site for expansion over the next 50 years. 
  • Originally established as the School of Medicine, the Grafton Campus (opposite Auckland Hospital on the boundary of Auckland Domain) houses the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including a café, health services, and the Philson Library. It is also the home to many of the Unviersity of Auckland clinics.

Student clubs

  • The Education and Social Work Student Association (ESSA) works hard to make the experience of being a student at the Faculty of Education and Social Work a positive, fun and relaxed experience.
  • Student Advice Hub iis the place to access AUSA’s free and independent advocacy, welfare and representation services.
  • The Postgraduate Students’ Association is an incorporated society dedicated to strengthening the postgraduate community at the University.


The University of Auckland is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the main world university rankings.

Student Reviews

A good name for not an as-good master
Benjamin Guzman rated 2 out of 5 stars

The master seemed like done on the way. It mainly focuses on cardiovascular physiology, whereas all the other areas, specifically muscle-related responses to specific exercise dose was barely touched

review of my uni
Wei Ting Chang rated 4 out of 5 stars

A diverse university which students come from many different backgrounds.

My life at NSBM
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am the batch representative of my batch and we have better lecture panel who gives better solutions for us when we are in some troublesome moments. I am an active member of the associations of the NSBM. Specially I am a board member of the Student's Wellbeing Association of the NSBM. Due to Covid-19 pandemic we studing at home now but we are organizing many online events...

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