Travel abroad

Find out whether you can fit overseas travel into your degree, either as part of 360 Study Abroad or as part of your placement.

Programmes that allow 360 Study Abroad

Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)

We advise students can only undertake an exchange in the second semester of stage three (N302). The core courses should be taken here at Auckland. The Programme Director will work with you to identify courses at your exchange institution that can count towards your Nursing programme (BNurs or conjoints) and align with Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for nursing registration.

If you are interested in an elective clinical placement abroad it is important to meet with the Programme Director prior to submitting your study abroad application.

Programme Director
Lisa Stewart
Phone: +64 9 923 5346
Email: lisa.stewart@auckland.ac.nz

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)

We advise that students undertake an exchange in the second semester of stage two or in the first semester of stage three, however there is flexibility with this. The core courses should be taken here at Auckland. The Programme Director will work with you to identify courses at your exchange institution that can count towards the electives component of your BHSc and help you plan your exchange.

Programme Director
Dr Monique Jonas
Phone: +64 9 923 3873
Email: m.jonas@auckland.ac.nz

Bachelor of Science (Biomed) (BSc (Biomed))

Students studying a Bachelor of Science are able to partake in the 360 Study Abroad programme as part of their degree. It’s advised that students go in their second year, although third year may be possible. Students may credit up to 30 points of stage 3 courses towards their major. A student must complete at least 45 points upon return to the University of Auckland.

For more information, contact the Science Student Centre:

Science Student Centre
301-G20, 23 Symonds St
Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz   

Programmes which do not allow 360 Study Abroad

Bachelor of Medical and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

Due to the specialised nature of this programme, there is no 360 Study Abroad option for this degree. Students wishing to travel as part of their study may do so in Year 6 as part of their independent elective, however this needs faculty sign-off and is not part of the 360 Study Abroad programme. Use the contact details below to find out more about this option.

Lead academic
Dr Andrew MacCormick
Email: andrew.maccormick@auckland.ac.nz

Lead professional staff member
Teresa Timo
Phone: +64 9 923 6745
Email: t.timo@auckland.ac.nz

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

Because of the professionally oriented structure and nature of our programme that aligns to our Pharmacy Council of New Zealand competence standards, students cannot complete portions of their BPharm degree abroad. It is also not possible to carry out a ‘gap year’ in the BPharm programme.

However, between Part III and Part IV of the BPharm in the summer break, students can apply to participate in an optional Overseas Research Placement in partnering universities in Europe and Australia.

Academic Director
Lynne Peterson
Phone: +64 9 923 2215
Email: l.petersen@auckland.ac.nz

Director of Research
Professor Janie Sheridan
Phone: +64 9 923 5247
Email: j.sheridan@auckland.ac.nz

Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom)

Due to the specialised nature of this programme, there is no 360 Study Abroad option for this degree. Students wishing to travel as part of their study may do so in Part IV if a suitable externship partner is found, however this needs school sign-off and is not part of the 360 Study Abroad programme. Use the contact details below to find out more about this option:

Practicum Placement Coordinator
Virginia Parslow
Phone: +64 9 923 9054
Email: v.parslow@auckland.ac.nz