Fees and money matters

Most University of Auckland students fund their exchange through a combination of scholarships, loans and personal savings.

For more information on funding at individual universities, see Partner universities.

Tuition fees

When you go on exchange for at least one semester, you will be enrolled as a University of Auckland student. This means you will pay tuition fees here, not at the host university. However, you’ll be responsible for other costs including airfares, overseas living costs, accommodation, and course materials.

StudyLink

If you’ve been accepted for an exchange programme, you could be eligible for student loan and/or student allowance support. Eligibility for allowances and loans is based on the duration and total EFTS of your programme (i.e. full-time status).

Visit studylink.govt.nz

If applicable, you will need to complete the Overseas Study Application Form for StudyLink. Find out more when preparing to go.

We recommend you complete your StudyLink loan and/or allowance application before you go.  

For questions about StudyLink allowance or loans, call the University on +64 9 923 4422 or email fees@auckland.ac.nz

Note: 360 International can’t help with issues concerning your StudyLink account or contract.

Flights

We advise you to wait to purchase your airline tickets until you have received the official letter of acceptance from the host university.

Health insurance

You must have appropriate travel and medical insurance for the duration of your exchange. Many exchange partners may require students to purchase a mandatory health insurance package to meet student visa requirements. For more information, see Preparing to go.