Summer Start

Our new Summer Start programme lets you earn credits towards your degree, experience our campus and get started on your academic journey. Classes start in January 2021.

Is Summer Start for me?

Summer Start is a six week programme giving eligible* school leavers the opportunity to gain credits towards their degree and start their University journey early.

If you're a Year 13 student planning to study at university in Semester One 2021, you can get a head start on your studies and start experiencing life at the University of Auckland.

Summer Start begins in January 2021 and will give you the academic skills and knowledge you need to help you succeed and transition into University life.

Our Summer Start programme offers:

  • Enrolment in one credit course to help give students a head start in their university studies.
  • Access to Summer Start leaders who will provide academic, social and pastoral support throughout the programme.
  • Additional tutoring and study skill sessions to enable you to kick-start your University journey.
  • Orientation to both the University and Auckland city.
  • Accommodation options for students from outside of Auckland.
  • Future leadership opportunities for students in the Summer Start programme.
  • Study, tutorial and hangout spaces.
  • Fun activities such as sports and quizzes to introduce you to University life.

*The Summer Start programme is free for New Zealand school leaver students who meet the eligibility requirements of the New Zealand government’s Fees Free tertiary education initiative. There is a tuition cost and other charges for the credit-course within Summer Start but the charges will be paid through Fees Free if students are eligible.

Earn credits towards your degree

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 Start.

You will complete one course that will go towards your University of Auckland degree programme before Semester One classes start on 1 March 2021.

Summer Start dates

  • Summer Start begins on Tuesday 5 January 2021 and ends on Wednesday 17 February 2021.
  • Applications close Tuesday 1 December 2020.
  • Enrolments close Sunday 20 December 2020.

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

Fees

Summer Start is free for New Zealand school leaver students who meet the eligibility requirements of the New Zealand government’s Fees Free tertiary education initiative.

There is a tuition cost and other charges for the credit-course within Summer Start but the charges will be paid through Fees Free if students are eligible.

For more details, register your interest below and we will be in touch soon.