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Study Abroad Contact: Ben Briggs Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Area of study: American studies, Anthropology, Art history, Asian studies, Biology, Chemistry, Classical humanities, Classics, Coaching education, Communication studies, Comparative literature, Computer Science, Dramatic Art, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental sciences, Environmental studies, Exercise and sport science, Geography, Geological sciences, Global studies, History, Information sciences, Information systems, Linguistics, Management, Marine sciences, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political science, Psychology, Religious studies, Sociology, Statistics, Urban planning, Urban studies, Women's and gender studies Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

This program is not being offered in Spring or Calendar Year 2022. Please check the SAO homepage for a list of programs that are accepting applications for Spring 2022.

University of Auckland

On this program, UNC students directly enroll at the University of Auckland (UoA) for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life at UoA. You may apply as an exchange or non-exchange student. No matter your classification, you will take courses alongside degree-seeking students, have access to student housing, and participate in all aspects of student life.


UoA was established in 1883, and with over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students, it is the largest university in New Zealand. It is also consistently ranked the highest. The University is made up of eight faculties spread over six campuses, with the City campus being the largest and where exchange students from UNC will spend most of their time.

Auckland is located on the North Island of New Zealand.  With a population over one million, it is the largest and most populous urban area in the country; and with most major international corporations having an Auckland office, it is considered the economic capital of New Zealand. Auckland consistently ranks in the top 10 on “world’s most livable cities” indexes which score cities based on criteria such as safety, education, health care, culture, environment, political-economic stability, and public transportation.  Ethnic groups from all corners of the world have a presence in Auckland, making it by far the country's most cosmopolitan city.

Courses & Credits

UNC students at UoA are fully integrated into the university and have virtually the same range of courses to choose from as degree-seeking students. UNC students will choose most of their courses from the Faculty of Arts and/or the Faculty of Science.  Recommended fields of study include:  anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences (geology), economics, environmental sciences, exercise and sport science, mathematics, psychology, and physics;  though many majors may find UoA to be a good academic fit. View UoA’s complete list of available subjects and the course catalog online.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
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University of Auckland offers several residence halls and university managed flats and apartments, many within walking distance to the City campus. Residence halls offer a greater sense of community and are usually popular among first-year students, whereas the flats and apartments offer a greater sense of independence and are popular for upperclassmen. View housing details on the accommodation website.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 02/10/2022
03/05/2022 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 02/10/2022
03/05/2022 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2023 09/10/2022
10/05/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 09/10/2022
10/05/2022 02/20/2023 06/26/2023
Fall 2023 02/10/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 02/10/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA

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