Course options

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most comprehensive university. We offer courses in over 100 subjects across eight faculties. Study abroad and exchange students can enrol in courses across different subject areas and levels, including postgraduate courses not involving research.

Exploring course options

There are several ways to explore your course options at the University of Auckland:

Gain work experience

The Faculty of Arts offers an internship course for academic credit. Enrol in CAREER 300 to gain workplace experience and develop new skills in a setting relevant to your personal career interests. Students will undertake a supervised project in a workplace or community setting relevant to study in the humanties or social sciences.

Try something new

Make the most of your study abroad experience by choosing subjects and courses that are unique to New Zealand or unavailable at your home institution:

Top ranked subjects

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, the University of Auckland was ranked in the top 50 for 10 of our subjects, including those listed below: 

Course restrictions

Courses not available for enrolment:

  • Courses offered in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy and Optometry
  • Courses running for the whole academic year, e.g. PSYCH 308A and 308B (except students enrolled for the whole academic year – February to November)
  • Part IV Advocacy, Mediation and Negotiation courses in the Faculty of Law
  • 100-level courses in Fine Arts, Architecture and Planning (unless you are majoring in one of these subjects at your home university)
  • BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102
  • Graduate School of Management courses running on a quarterly basis
  • Courses ending with the letters F or H, e.g. HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H
  • Stage I Engineering courses
  • POLICY 702

Courses with limited enrolment availability:

  • Courses ending with the letter G, e.g. PHYSICS 107G
  • Psychology and Drama stage II and III courses
  • 700-level Finance and Accounting courses
  • Law and Nursing courses are limited to students coming from partners with specific agreements in these subject areas

Online study options

Due to travel restrictions, study abroad and exchange students are unable to travel to New Zealand to study in-person unless they are travelling from Australia.

Alternatively, students can take courses online with the University of Auckland. The University delivers courses in dual modes under the global pandemic, and we teach most courses online for offshore students.

Find out more about online courses for international students at the University of Auckland.