Student Network Programmes and Travel Grants

Network programmes are popular for students looking to cram a lot of international experience into a short time. They offer a unique combination of interdisciplinary academic or leadership content, networking, and cultural and social activities.

How it works

  • Most places are limited
  • Students must be nominated by their university
  • The International Office manages this process at the University of Auckland. It also offers travel grants for students to attend selected programmes
  • Different events are advertised as information becomes available. They are promoted in faculties and by Auckland Abroad
  • Travel grants are only available for some network programmes. See the table below for details
  • The costs covered by the grant can also vary, so check the details before you apply
  • All applications must be submitted through

2018 At-a-Glance

Programme Name Theme*   When & Where Who can apply?
APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program Leadership for Good: Forging a Vision and Changing Lives for the Better

9-19 July 2018

The University of Sydney, Australia

Travel grants available

Undergraduate students (second year and above)
U21 Summer School There are four courses to choose from 

26 June – 11 July 2018

The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

Undergraduate students (second year and above)
U21 Health Sciences Summer School 
Climate Change and Global Health

2 -13 July 2018

Lund University, Sweeden

Undergraduate students (second year and above) in
medical and health sciences programmes

Further information may become available. Check back for updates.

APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program

Leadership for Good: Forging a Vision and Changing Lives for the Better
The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus, Australia

Opportunity for Undergraduate Students (second year and above).

This is an annual 2-week program attracting student leaders from a variety of disciplines. It focuses on leadership development, innovation and cultural exchange. It includes theme-related lectures and seminars as well as cultural and social activities.

Up to 3 students enrolled at the University of Auckland will be selected to participate in this event alongside students from our APRU partner universities. The University will provide economy airfares for selected students. For this programme, the University will also cover a USD$500 registration fee. This includes shared accommodation and some meals.

Complete your traveller profile and apply to this programme on

You must submit the application by 12pm (noon) on 13 March

For further information, visit Undergraduate Leaders Program.

U21 Summer School

The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

Opportunity for Undergraduate Students (second year and above).

U21 is pleased to announce that it is supporting University of Nottingham’s (Malaysia Campus) International Summer School in 2018 to offer a very special welcome to U21 students.

This two-week programme will provide you with the opportunity to study a new subject, meet people from across the globe and learn about a different culture.

Based at the University of Nottingham (Malaysia) award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for anyone wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malaysia’s wonderful and varied culture at first hand.

Students will chose from one of four Summer School Modules:
- Politics, Culture and the Media in Southeast Asia
- Doing Business in Asia
- Beginning Creative Writing
- Intensive Mandarin for beginners

Complete your traveller profile and apply to this programme on

Applications close 13 March 2018.

Travel Grant Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Travel grant applications will only be accepted for selected events.

Please refer to the table at the top of this page for details.

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 (generally a minimum GPA of 6.0)
  2. Either a) Acceptance of their paper/abstract by the conference organisers and overall quality of the abstract (if applicable) OR b) Level of engagement with the programme theme
  3. Motivation for applying to the programme
  4. Suitability as a representative of the University of Auckland
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively across disciplines
  6. Support of the student’s Faculty
  7. 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.