Summer Start International

Study as an international student at the University of Auckland this summer from 6 January to 17 February 2021 to experience life on campus, get a head start on your degree, and explore Auckland City.

Is Summer Start International for me?

If you are an international student currently in New Zealand and are about to graduate from a New Zealand high school or foundation programme, Summer Start International with the University of Auckland could be the perfect transition for you.

Your plans to travel home might have been disrupted due to Covid-19, and maybe you’re not sure what to do over the summer break before you make a start on your degree.

With border restrictions making travel uncertain, you could stay in the safety of our modern, fully-catered accommodation on campus in the heart of Auckland City for six weeks.

Academic enrichment

If you are planning to study with the University of Auckland in Semester One 2021, you can get a head start on your studies by joining us for Summer School.

You will enrol in a Certificate of Proficiency and complete one 15 point course that will go towards your University of Auckland degree programme before Semester One classes start on 1 March 2021.

If you intend to enrol in a different university after Summer School, you may be able to transfer your credit.

Accommodation and activities

You will stay in Waipārūrū Hall, the University’s most modern hall of residence, with services such as resident support and catering included.

The focus for Summer School is not just on academic preparation, but will also include free, fun social and cultural activities outside of class time. More details about extracurricular activities to come.

Make new friends, explore Auckland City in your free time, and get a taste of what life on campus is like.

Summer School dates

  • Applications close Tuesday 1 December 2020
  • Enrolments close Sunday 20 December 2020
  • Summer School begins on Wednesday 6 January 2021 and ends on Wednesday 17 February 2021

For more information about important dates, visit Summer School dates 2021.


Tuition fee

  • $4035.00 plus the Student Services Levy (The tuition fee is an estimate and may vary depending on the course you select)

Additional activities are included in the course fee and are at no extra cost to the student.

Accommodation cost

  • $398.00 per week at Waipārūrū Hall (meals included)

Study options

You can select any Stage One course from the Summer School 2021 course list.