NEW ZEALAND: Auckland
Auckland University of Technology
Fall/Spring Semester Program
Known in Maori as Aotearoa, or Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone looking for a friendly, laid back atmosphere. With a land area and population about the same as the state of Colorado, New Zealand is small enough to get around easily but large enough to offer varied landscapes and hidden treasures waiting to be explored. Study in New Zealand to truly experience this amazing place.
New Zealand is a country that has overcome great challenges itself and in turn, there is a deep sense of pride in its core values and outstanding accomplishments. Additionally, Kiwis are embedded with a "give-it-a-go" frame of mind, and you can't help but soak it up yourself the minute you step foot in this gorgeous country.
This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider International Studies Abroad (ISA). Students will complete a USD application as well as an ISA application to participate in the program. ISA offers an additional level of support including on-site orientation activites, on-site resident staff, and visa application support, among other things. To visit the ISA program page for AUT, click here.
AUT University is New Zealand's most contemporary university, with a unique profile reflecting innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. This is a university that is outward-looking, developing, and adapting to the social, economic, and technological realities which shape the world today. As a result AUT students are responsive to the needs of the modern, fast-changing, and multi-skilled work place.
AUT understands the importance of building international relationships, and it places a high value on the contribution that international students make to university life. Students from over 84 countries study at AUT, and they enjoy an inclusive learning environment one which supports a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas.
AUT has two well-positioned campuses City Campus in the centre of Auckland, and North Shore Campus across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.4 million. The temperate climate encourages an outdoor lifestyle, and there is easy access to surf beaches, ski fields, and mountains.
READ THIS FIRST: Australia and New Zealand Course Selection Guide
In the View AUT Courses link below, you can search for a specific course in the search field. To search for courses in a particular department, click Qualification Specialisations, then your department of interest, then the link under that Bachelor's Degree, then Table of Papers (courses are called papers). Once you click on a particular course, the Timetable will be listed. Remember that Semester 1 is our spring, Semester 2 is our fall.
View AUT Courses
AUT Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Along with most common areas of study, AUT also offers many unique academic options. These include creative writing, education (early childhood, Montessori, Steiner), criminology, hospitality and tourism studies, e-business, advertising creativity, public relations, creative industries, journalism, digital media, radio, television, art and design, engineering, health sciences, applied sciences, and Mäori studies.
Students are encouraged to take classes from Te Ara Poutama to gain an understanding of New Zealand Culture. Courses such as "Te Ara Pou Leadership" and "Introduction to Maori Society" are favorites for study abroad students.
Students in New Zealand generally take four courses, called "papers". Class sizes at AUT are generally large, and students are enrolled in courses with local students as well as other international students from all over the globe.
Please note: The grading system in New Zealand is VERY different from the US grading system. US grades are often inflated; students can expect it to be significantly more difficult to get an A in courses in New Zealand.
Students are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation in university student residences on campus through the International Studies Abroad program provider. Housing costs are included in the program fee, which is paid to USD through the USD student account.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
Scholarships are a great way to help fund your study abroad program. ISA awards over $850,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations
Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and
Correspondent Internship Opportunity
• 12 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Fall start)
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Spring start)
ISA Diversity Scholarship
• 2 x $1,000 for Summer Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
Live Like Ally Memorial Scholarship
• 1 x $1,000 for Fall Study
• 1 x $1,000 for Spring Study
HOST UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane
James Cook University: Cairns and Townsville
Macquarie University: Sydney
AUT University: Auckland
University of Waikato: Hamilton
Fall Programs: April 30th
Spring Programs: October 30th
All students studying in New Zealand for a semester WILL need a visa. The visa application process happens after acceptance to the program, and all visa application instructions are sent to students directly by the program provider International Studies Abroad.
EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Upon arrival in New Zealand, students will take part in a 3-4 day Bridging Cultures Orientation Program. This orientation will consist of cultural activities, as well as logistical information to prepare students for their semester abroad. To learn more about this program, click here.
To read about various excursions provided by ISA throughout the semester, click here.
To view photos of Auckland, click here.
View AUT's video: "A Day In the Life at an International Student at AUT"
Click video below to hear USD students talk about their time in New Zealand: