Faculties abroad

Most faculties offer opportunities to complete some of your studies overseas. Consult your faculty’s website for further details. Here are some possibilities.


The Department of Classics and Ancient History offers chaperoned study abroad courses in which students can bring back credit. Many language courses also have study abroad options at stage II or III. These are intensive short courses, often taken in summer. Students have a range of options. Scholarships are available.

For more information, visit arts.auckland.ac.nz.

University of New Caledonia French Summer School

Students studying French can apply to study in Nouméa for ‘L’université d’été de français’ (French Summer School). Classes run for 3 weeks in November to December.
For more information, visit the School of European Languages and Literatures - French Study Abroad.


MIB internships

MIB students must do an internship in with an international business organisation in New Zealand or overseas. This is an opportunity for students to gain firsthand experience of the international business environment.

For more information, visit business.auckland.ac.nz.

Toulouse Business School (TBS) Summer School

The University has an agreement with the Toulouse Business School, focusing on an aspect of European business from mid June to mid July. Students can apply to bring back credit.For more information, visit tbs-education.fr/en/summer-school.

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management: Finance Boot Camp

The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management offer a two-week Finance Boot Camp in July.

The course includes:

  • 10-day intensive programme at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Lectures and tutorials led by experts
  • Small discussion groups
  • Visits to financial institutions
  • Interaction between students from all over the world
  • Team-building and sporting activities
  • Cultural excursion to Heidelberg.

For more information, visit fs.de/summerschool.


Students must complete 800 hours of practical work as part of the degree requirements for the BE(Hons) programme, and submit reports. Practical work is undertaken during the summer break at the end of Parts II and III and can be done abroad.

For more information, visit engineering.auckland.ac.nz.


Law students must do two moots during their Part III or Part IV years. Students can apply to do these overseas. The University of Auckland and the University of Melbourne have an agreement that allows University of Auckland Faculty of Law postgraduate students to take up to two courses offered at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law for credit towards their degree.

For more information, visit law.auckland.ac.nz.

Medical and Health Sciences

In Year 5, MBChB students complete a 4 week elective. Students are encouraged to gain experience outside of the main teaching hospitals and practices in New Zealand or to acquire learning from overseas, excluding the Pacific Islands. In Year 6, students complete an 8-week elective and they are strongly encouraged to complete this overseas.

For more information, visit fmhs.auckland.ac.nz.

Creative Arts and Industries

The faculty of Creative Arts and Industries offers chaperoned study tours, performances, exhibitions and festivals, some of which contribute to course requirements and/or credit.

For more information, visit creative.auckland.ac.nz.


Final year optometry students are encouraged to spend an externship period in private practice, at other optometry schools, or approved venues in New Zealand or overseas.

For more information, visit optometry.auckland.ac.nz.