Guide for offshore students

Find information on studying with the University of Auckland from overseas.

Can I study with the University of Auckland from outside New Zealand?

Yes, you can study with us online if you are currently outside New Zealand, but note some programmes and plans are not available to offshore applicants who wish to begin their studies in 2022. Please check the 'Study Online' section below for a list of programmes and plans that are unavailable.

You can accept your offer of a place and still begin your programme at the start of the semester. You should expect to start your studies online and transition to studying on campus in Auckland once you are able to enter New Zealand.

We are here to support you through this uncertain time. You can find up-to-date information at the New Zealand government's Covid-19 website.

New Zealand border policy

If you are currently outside of New Zealand, you can study online for 2022 without a visa.

On 11 May, the New Zealand Government updated the country’s plan to re-open New Zealand’s borders. From 11.59 pm on 31 July 2022, international students will be eligible to apply for visas to study in New Zealand.

For more information visit the Immigration New Zealand website.

You can also find more information including some FAQs on our New Zealand border opening webpage.

Studying online

While overseas, you can study with us part-time or full-time online. You can find a comprehensive list of what courses are available for online study at Online courses. Please note, some programmes and plans are not available to offshore applicants in 2022.

If your course choices are not offered online, or if you prefer to wait to start your studies in New Zealand, you may be able to defer to the next semester start date.  

If you have any questions about degree planning or enrolment, please contact Student Hubs.

International Student Handbook for offshore students

Check out our handy guide for new University of Auckland international students, including services and platforms that are essential for international students studying offshore.

University of Auckland China Learning Centres

If you are in China you can study online at home or you have the option of joining one of our University of Auckland China Learning Centres.

Vietnam Study Hub

University of Auckland students in Ho Chi Minh City can sign up to join our Vietnam Study Hub to meet with your peers, study together, and get learning and career support, all at no extra cost. Find out more about the Vietnam Study Hub.

India Support Programme

University of Auckland students in India can access a unique study support package to help you pursue your aspirations and educational goals while studying with us online, until you can come and join us here in Auckland. Find out about the India Support Programme.