About The University of Auckland
Established in 1883, The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research and academic reputation. It is an international centre of learning and academic excellence, and is situated in the heart of Auckland. The University provides an exciting and stimulating environment for more than 40,000 students.
Taylors Auckland Foundation Year (TAFY)
The University of Auckland welcomes international students and has accredited the Taylors Auckland Foundation Year programme as a pathway to the University. Taylors students who attain the grades specified for admission to the particular degree programme are guaranteed entry to The University of Auckland.
- New Zealand’s most academically diverse university
- Undergraduate and postgraduate programme to PhD level offered in eight faculties
- Ranked 68 in the QS World University rankings 2010
- Member of the Association of Pacifi c Rim Universities
- Member of Universitas 21
- Offers a ‘triple crown’ of accreditation for Business from AACSB International (USA), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK)
The University’s eight faculties are located over four campuses, although most students attend the city campus. These faculties include: Arts, Business School, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (includes Architecture, Music, Performing Arts and Planning) and Science (including Computer Science and Biomedical Science).
The University of Auckland is a member of the Association of Pacifi c Rim Universities (which includes the University of California) and was the only New Zealand university invited to join Universitas 21. Membership of both groups is by invitation only and is limited to research-led institutions of international reputation across a broad range of disciplines.
10 reasons to choose the University of Auckland
- Enrol in one of the world’s top 68 universities.*
- Study in our world-class disciplines: Law ranked 18th, Psychology ranked 27th, Mathematics ranked 30th, Accounting and Finance ranked 33rd and Computer Science ranked 40th in the world.**
- Gain an internationally recognised qualification from New Zealand’s leading research university.
- Learn from our top academics and researchers who incorporate their research into their teaching.
- Choose from a comprehensive range of programmes to PhD level, offered in eight faculties. Study for a PhD and pay the same as New Zealand students.
- Study at the only invited New Zealand member of Universitas 21 and APRU.
- Join 4,700 other international students from 90 countries for a truly global experience.
- Feel safe and secure knowing that our team of international student support staff is available to assist you at every stage of your academic journey.
- Participate in a range of social and cultural activities to help you make friends and settle into life at the university.
- Enjoy the convenience of our city campus and accommodation facilities which are located in the heart of Auckland city.
* QS World University Ranking 2010
** QS World University Ranking 2011