The University of Auckland


The University of Auckland is a universitywide partner in Auckland, New Zealand.

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: last week of February - last week of June
Semester II: 3rd week of July - 2nd week of November

Orientation generally commences the 3rd week of February for Semester I and the 2nd week of July for Semester II.

Exams take place in June for Semester I and late October until mid November for Semester II.

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GPA (Average Grade)

Equivalent to a B-average at The University of Auckland equating a grade of 7 or higher on the grading scale in The Netherlands

Language Requirement

  • A grade of 7 or higher in final year English VWO or
  • An IELTS or Cambridge test

Students who have complete prior studies in English might be exempted from this.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website

Areas of study open to exchange students

The aim is to accommodate exchange students in courses at the most appropriate level, taking into account their academic background. In general, exchange students may select courses from a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, provided the relevant prerequisites are met. Some course restrictions and limited availability apply to exchange students.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes, but courses in some postgraduate degrees are not available to exchange students, such as those in the Master of Urban Design, Master of Planning and Master of Architecture, as they are one-year programmes. If students wish to take a single course among other courses, they may be considered but not given preference if space becomes an issue.

Language of instruction

English (however, Maori is the other official language of New Zealand)

Housing assistance

Prospective exchange students who are interested in university accommodation are encouraged to apply online as soon as they’re nominated by their home university. See more information and prices for university accommodation options. There is also information on flatting and home stays.

Applications for university accommodation open 1 August for Semester I and 1 April for Semester II. Exchange students who don’t want to stay in university accommodation are responsible for finding their own accommodation, but may seek guidance from the Accommodation Advisory Service.

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs are around 1800-2200 NZD per month. This is around 1000-1200 EUR. (Estimate from 2023)

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

2 places per year.


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.

University of Auckland's iconic building, The Clock Tower.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.