Network programmes

Network programmes are popular for students looking to cram a lot of international experience into a short time.

The University of Auckland is part of three worldwide networks: Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21 (U21) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). These networks offer various opportunities and programmes which University of Auckland students can apply to participate in each year.

Network programmes consist of a unique combination of interdisciplinary academic or leadership content, networking, and cultural and social activities. These include summer schools, conferences and leadership summits.

How it works

  • Network programmes are usually promoted on Via. These include the U21 Summer School, U21 Health Sciences Summer School and APRU Undergraduate Leaders Programme. 
  • Students must be nominated by 360 International to the network programme. Students apply to 360 International through Via to be considered for a nomination. Places are limited and acceptance is not guaranteed.
  • 360 International also offers travel grants for selected programmes. Costs covered by the grant can vary, so check details before you apply.

Current opportunities

Universitas 21 Global Citizens Course on demand

The on demand version of the programme allows any student at the University of Auckland to access content to develop the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century whilst tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, outlined in the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). For this opportunity students do not need to apply to 360 International on Via. 

2023 IPE International Student Challenge — U21 Health Sciences

The U21 Health Sciences Group IPE Special Interest Group has been running the student challenge since 2021. The student challenge is a virtual event and students get to work with students from other U21 HSG member universities on 2023 theme of Climate Change and its Impact on Health.

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Travel Grant eligibility and selection criteria

Funding is available for selected network programmes, which will be indicated on programme pages on Via.

All applicants must be enrolled at the University of Auckland at the time of application. The following criteria will be taken into consideration by the selection panel:

  1. Demonstrated academic merit 
  2. Motivation for applying to the programme
  3. Relevance to studies and/or extracurricular involvement
  4. Suitability as a representative of the University of Auckland
  5. Support of the student’s faculty
  6. Benefits for the University and alignment of the application with the University’s strategic priorities

Where two or more applicants are considered to equally meet the selection criteria, appropriate representation across faculties may be considered at the panel’s discretion. Preference may be given to students who have not been previously funded by the University for similar opportunities.