The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is an exchange destination for Utrecht University School of LAW students.

Student experiences

Student experiences Auckland 


Law Faculty

Exchange students

University accomodation

After you have applied

Information regarding COVID-19

Academic calendar

Semester 1 (in Utrecht): July up to and including November
Semester 2 (in Utrecht): February up to and including June

(Regularly: semester 2 recommended due to shortage in time for application and visa procedures for semester 1)

Important dates



The minimal grade for your courses at UU: 7 average! (when applying at UU)

(students with an overall GPA of minimum grade of 6.5 plus an academic recommendation letter (from the Study Advisor) might be accepted as well)

As for the minimal English language requirement: IETLS score of 6.0 or TOEFL of 80. The only exception is when students have a VWO grade 7 for English. Thus, students without a grade 7 for English on VWO level need to do a language assessment. More information

Areas of study open for exchange students

Maximum of one non-law course allowed.     

Course information

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Course syllabus

Exchange students are considered “non-degree” students at the University of Auckland and are enrolled in the COPEX (Certificate of Proficiency for Exchange) programme. Students who have been accepted into the COPEX programme can select courses as outlined in the course information.

The standard course load for full-time study is 50-60 points per semester or 100-120 points per year. Most courses are weighted 15 points and students generally take four courses per semester. Information on specific creditpoints is available in our course catalogue

Course descriptions and schedules are published in early November for the subsequent year (Semesters One and Two). Brief course descriptions as well as information on course prerequisites and restrictions are available in our course catalogue For more detailed course descriptions, please refer to relevant faculty websites.

Students starting a new programme at the University of Auckland (including exchange students) will be automatically enrolled in the online Academic Integrity Course (ACADINT A01). This is a no-credit bearing course designed to increase student knowledge of academic integrity, university rules relating to academic conduct, and the identification and consequences of academic misconduct. Students are required to complete this course with 6 out 6 in all modules to pass. Failure to complete the course will result in a Did Not Complete (DNC) grade on the official University of Auckland academic transcript.

Exchange students who have completed at least four (4) semesters of law study are able to enrol, subject to spaces being available, in our 400-level undergraduate elective courses (described in detail on pp 24-72 of the Course Descriptions booklet).  Please note that some of these courses have prerequisites, usually comprising the foundational first and second-year law courses. It is usually the case that exchange  students will have completed equivalent foundational courses at their own institutions, so this is generally not a barrier, although some advanced courses may require specific prior knowledge.

Exchange students who have completed at least six (6) semesters of law study may be able to enrol, subject to space being available, in our 700-level postgraduate courses. Please note that class-sizes are limited to 25 students in these courses (described in the Postgraduate Law Courses document).


Living in Auckland

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Cost of living


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


Exchange students must apply for “Exchange Student Visa” to
Immigration New Zealand and obtain their student visa prior to entering
New Zealand. Please contact the nearest New Zealand embassy or
consulate for details of visa and application requirements

Exchange students should not enter New Zealand on a visitor visa.


All enrolled international students are required to have approved health and
travel insurance (regardless of the visa type) for the duration of their visa
or until they depart New Zealand, whichever comes first.


Exchange students who wish to stay in the University accommodation must apply online unless your home university or provider arranges this. Exchange students are placed in self-catering accommodation unless there is a special arrangement with our office. The University of Auckland will guarantee the University housing to all incoming exchange students as long as they put an application in by the priority consideration deadline. They suggest that students apply even before they are admitted to their programme. Note that the University will still accept applications and attempt to place a student in on-campus accommodation even after the deadline; however, placements cannot be guaranteed and will be made based on availability.

Priority consideration deadlines:

  • Semester one (February-June 2023) = 15 October 2022
  • Semester two (July-November 2023) = 1 May 2023

University housing fees can vary from NZ$5,263 to $6,153 per semester and it includes water, electricity, wifi and University Recreation Centre membership.
Fees for specific halls of residences can be viewed at the website


Students who do not wish to stay in a University residence are responsible for finding their own accommodation but may seek guidance from our website.

Flats (apartments) range from NZ$3,971 to $5,567 per semester, but it excludes bond, utilities (water, electricity and wifi), etc. Homestays range from NZ$320 per week (plus a NZ$300 non-refundable placement fee).

Estimated living costs

Estimated cost of living can vary depending on the type of accommodation and life style. Students should expect to pay NZ$6,000-$7,000 per semester for accommodation and basic day-to-day living expenses, including meals. See more details about the cost of living in Auckland here.


The orientation programme is mandatory for new international students as it provides helpful settling-in information and events giving students a wonderful opportunity to meet other students and make new friends.
Information about orientation is updated around two weeks before semester start. Please check out orientation programme online.

Places available

4 students, max 1 semester each 

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