The University of Auckland

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Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is ranked 83rd in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2020. It is an international centre of learning and academic excellence, situated in the heart of Auckland. The University provides an exciting and stimulating environment for more than 42,000 students, of which 7,500 are international students from more than 100 countries.

The University’s eight faculties are located over five campuses. These faculties are Arts, Business School, Creative Arts and Industries, Education and Social Work, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, and Science.

As a research-led university, our courses incorporate the latest findings and perspectives related to each area of study. The University of Auckland is the only New Zealand university invited to join the international networks Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Universitas 21 and the Worldwide Universities Network. Membership of these groups is by invitation only and is limited to research-led institutions of international reputation across a broad range of disciplines.

Why Choose The University of Auckland?

  • No. 1 in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020 (THE Impact Rankings 2020)
  • 83rd  in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (QS Rankings)
  • Top 100 for 33 subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 (2020 QS World Rankings by Subject)
  • Learn from the best educators and researchers in the country’s highest-ranked university
  • Live in the world’s third most liveable city (Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2017); The University is located in the harbour city of Auckland, New Zealand’s economic and cultural hub, with easy access to stunning beaches and rainforests.
  • The University of Auckland has been ranked internationally as New Zealand’s leading university for Graduate Employability


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University’s Awards and Achievements

Top 100 in QS World University Rankings

  • The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • Placed #85 in the world, the University is the only New Zealand university in the top 100

Top rankings in QS Subject Rankings 2018

  • In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, the University of Auckland is among the top 50 universities worldwide for 18 of our subjects on offer. Three subjects are placed in the world’s top 20 with Archaeology ranking #10, Education #17 and Anatomy #18 in the world

Highest Ranking for Graduate Employability

Most innovative university in New Zealand

  • In the Reuters’ ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018, the University of Auckland has once again been ranked as the most innovative university in New Zealand
  • The University placed #39 overall, with no other New Zealand university ranked in the top 75
  • The University of Auckland is also recognised by the MIT Skoltech Initiative as one of five emerging world-leading universities in entrepreneurship

University Scholarships

If you are an international student thinking of studying at The University of Auckland, you may be eligible for a scholarship. Please click here to view the scholarships available for international students.

University Course List

The University of Auckland offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, please click here to view the full list of degree courses


22 Princes Street, Auckland, Auckland 1010

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0800 61 62 63 for student enquiries from within New Zealand OR +64 9 373 7513 for student enquiries from outside New Zealand


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