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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Spring 2021


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Auckland, University of


Opportunity Description

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most comprehensive university, offering courses in over 100 subjects.  You can study here for one semester or a full academic year.

What is unique about this program?

At the University of Auckland, students enroll in 4 courses from the undergraduate student course catalog.  Visiting students are expected to meet required prerequisites for courses, especially in 3rd year or honors level courses.  Students are encouraged to make the most of their Study Abroad experience by choosing subjects and courses that are unique to New Zealand or unavailable at their home institution, like Maori and/or Pacific Studies.   

On campus, visiting students have access to a wide-range or sport and recreation, as well as clubs, societies and associations.  Connecting with student activities is the best way to make friends and get the most out of all that the University of Auckland has to offer.

What is unique about Auckland?

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the center of the country’s retail and commercial activities.  Roughly one-third of the country's population lives in or around Auckland.  The city is built on a narrow isthmus between two harbors – the Manukau and the Waitemata – and is surrounded by 11 dormant volcanoes and numerous picturesque islands. To the west of the city, the Waitakere Ranges rainforest forms a gateway to magnificent west coast surf beaches and an abundance of bush walks.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)