Guide to applying

Find out how to apply for the University's Study Abroad and Exchange programmes.

The application process varies slightly depending on which programme you are applying for, and whether you are applying directly, or through an overseas representative, Study Abroad provider or your home university.

To complete your application you will need:

  • A copy of your official academic transcript, showing your current (and previous, if applicable) undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies at university.
  • A copy of your English language test results (if applicable).
  • A certified* copy of the identity page of your passport or your birth certificate (identity cards and driver’s licences are not accepted)
  • Exchange students only – an official nomination letter from your home university.

*Certified means the document is signed, dated and stamped by a Justice of the Peace, solicitor, notary public, Exchange coordinator, Study Abroad provider or authorised agent.

For more information on which authorities can certify documents in your home country, email us at studyabroad@auckland.ac.nz.

Exchange programme

  • Application deadlines: 15 October / 1 April.
  • Your home university must be a University of Auckland partner through a formal student exchange agreement. See Exchange partner universities.
  • You must be nominated for the programme by the exchange coordinator of your home university.
  • You must have a better-than-average academic record, particularly in your major subject and in your most recent academic year of study.
  • If English is not your first language, and English is not the medium of instruction at your home university, then you must meet the University of Auckland’s English language requirements.
  • If selected, you remain enrolled with your home university.
  • You will continue to pay your home university fees, and be exempt from University of Auckland tuition fees.
  • Your courses may be credited towards your degree as per the formal agreement between the two universities. Please check course credit arrangements with your home university exchange coordinator.
  • Programme code: Certificate of Proficiency- Exchange (COPEX).

Study Abroad programme

If your home university does not have a formal exchange agreement with the University, or if there are not enough Exchange programme places available, you can apply to participate in the Study Abroad programme.

  • Application deadlines: 1 December / 1 May.
  • You may study at the University of Auckland for one or two semesters.
  • You will pay tuition fees to the University of Auckland*.
  • You must check with your home university's Study Abroad office regarding gaining credit towards your degree.
  • You may apply directly to the University of Auckland, via your home university, or through one of our overseas representatives. 
  • For more information, see  Overseas agents and representatives near you.
  • You must have completed at least one full-time year at university.
  • You must have a better-than-average academic record, particularly in your major subject and in your most recent academic year of study.
  • If English is not your first language, and English is not the medium of instruction at your home university, then you must meet the University of Auckland’s English language requirements.
  • For information about fees, see Costs and fees for Study Abroad.  

*Some Study Abroad students may pay their fees via their home institution or Study Abroad provider. If you need clarification, please check with your home university or Study Abroad provider.

Screen Tools short course

Eligibility

  • Ideally applicants will have at least 2 years’ undergraduate experience. A background in film or media production, drama or creative writing is preferred, but not essential. Students with only one year of undergraduate experience and a strong creative portfolio are also eligible for entry.
  • If English is not your first language, and English is not the medium of instruction at your home university, then you must meet the University of Auckland’s English language requirements.

Accommodation

  • Accommodation is included in the Screen Tools programme. You do not have to organise this separately.

Find out more about the application process

Contact: screentools@auckland.ac.nz

Applications are now open for Screen Tools 2017. Use the step-by-step guide as you complete the online application form.

Application deadlines

Semester Study Abroad Exchange
Semester One 1 December 15 October 
Semester Two 1 May 1 April