Network programmes

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

Sub-doctoral University-student travel remains restricted to the semester exchange programme and other limited programmes supported or organised by the 360 International office. Many of our partner universities are however offering virtual courses during their summer and winter schools, which is a great opportunity to still add an international dimension to your degree.

For more information on current programmes open for applications, check out our virtual opportunities.

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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 promoted on Via TRM. 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 TRM 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.

Travel Grant Eligibility and Selection Criteria

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

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.