Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (82nd= in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16).
Located in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city, the University of Auckland is an international centre of learning and academic excellence, providing an exciting and stimulating environment for over 40,000 students. Auckland is a safe, multicultural and vibrant city of 1.5 million residents, offering an excellent quality of life. Auckland was ranked third best city in Mercer’s 2015 Quality of Living Survey.
Ten reasons to study at the University of Auckland
- The University of Auckland is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities (82nd= in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16).
- The top-ranked disciplines include: Accounting & Finance (26th = in the world), Law (33rd =), Civil Engineering (43rd), and Computer Science & Information Studies (44th =) (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015)
- The University of Auckland has a QS Five Stars Plus rating, achieving five stars in 8 categories including Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalization and Innovation.
- The central City Campus and accommodation facilities are conveniently located in the heart of Auckland city, ranked third in the world for quality of life (Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2015).
- As an invited member of Universitas 21, Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Worldwide Universities Network, the University provides a strong platform to staff and students for international recognition and research collaboration.
- Join 6,000 other international students from over 110 countries for a truly global experience.
- With nearly 200 clubs and societies, you can participate in a range of social and cultural activities to help you make friends and settle into life at the university.
- The University’s Business School has ‘triple crown’ accreditation from AACSB International (USA), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK).
- You can 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.
- Dedicated Career Development and Employment Services provide ongoing support, information and resources to help you prepare for your career or consider further study.
General entry requirements
Acceptance into a postgraduate programme at the University of Auckland is based on academic merit and is at the discretion of the dean of the faculty. The ranking of the institution where you achieved your current qualification/s is also taken into account.
For a one-year masters programme:
- A relevant bachelors honours postgraduate degree. or
- A relevant postgraduate diploma.
For a one-and-a-half or two-year masters programme:
- A relevant bachelors degree.
For a PhD programme:
- A masters degree with first or second class honours (first division). or
- A bachelor honours postgraduate degree with first or second class honours (first division).
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