Faculty-led programmes

Most faculties offer opportunities to have an international experience during your degree.

Update August 2021: Due to the ongoing pandemic and resulting ban on international staff and student-activity travel, we are not able to support overseas programmes at this time. Our partners and providers we work with are however offering several virtual programmes, including customised group programmes, intercultural programmes, leadership challenges and short courses, which offer a great opportunity to still add new skills and an international dimension to your CV. For more information on current programmes open for applications, check out our virtual opportunities.

Depending on your programme and faculty, you could complete part of your studies overseas. We have listed some possibilities, but you should consult your faculty for more information. You can also browse for opportunities on Via TRM

Arts

Through study abroad you can complete language courses in a country that speaks the language that you are studying. These are intensive short courses, often taken in summer, which can be credited towards your degree.

For more information, visit Arts Study Abroad and Student Exchange.

Business

Summer and Winter Schools

During the inter-semester breaks, there are summer and winter schools available at exchange partners and many other higher education institutions around the world. Exchange partners, such as Aarhus University, Stockholm University and Toulouse Business School, have short intensive Business courses as part of summer and winter schools. Students can apply for these programmes and seek approval to bring credit back to their University of Auckland degree. For more information, please see Via TRM.

Although overseas travel is currently not permitted, many of our partners provide their summer and winter schools virtually for students to still take part. 360 International has funding available for selected programmes, so we encourage you to take a look at our virtual opportunities.

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.

Engineering

Part II – Part IV students have the option to participate in the faculty of Engineering overseas research internship programme. The programme will last between 8-10 weeks over the summer break with one of our research internship partners. Students are expected to complete a research report while participating in the programme. The research internship can contribute up to 400 hours of practical work experience required for the BE(Hons) programme.

Travel reimbursements, stipends, and free accommodation may be offered by our overseas partners to support students who participate.

For more information, visit engineering.auckland.ac.nz or contact the Engineering Student Centre.

Law

During the inter-semester breaks, there are summer and winter schools available at exchange partners and many other higher education institutions around the world. Exchange partners, such as Aarhus University and Stockholm University, have short intensive Law courses as part of summer and winter schools. Students can apply for these programmes and seek approval to bring credit back to their University of Auckland degree.

For more information about summer and winter schools, visit Via TRM.

For more information about Law opportunities, visit law.auckland.ac.nz.

Medical and Health Sciences

Medicine

In Year 5, MBChB students complete a four-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 eight-week elective and they are strongly encouraged to complete this overseas.

For more information, visit the faculty of Medical and Health Sciences website for study abroad opportunities.

Optometry

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 the optometry website for placements and externships.

Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy has partnered with select overseas universities to enable students to undertake a nine-week research placement. These School of Pharmacy research placement opportunities are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at partner universities, enhance your career opportunities and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study. Limited places are available thus awarded through a competitive application process, which is administered through Via TRM each year.

For more information, contact Janie Sheridan, j.sheridan@auckland.ac.nz.