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

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: February up to and including June
Semester II: July up to and including November
Update 15 Feb 2021: Semester II (SM1 at UU) due to COVID-19 not available in 2021-2022!

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

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: VWO grade 7 for English is required/sufficient. More information

Areas of study open for exchange students

Maximum of one non-law course allowed.     

Course information

More information

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).

A full semester course load at Auckland is usually 60 points. Our undergraduate 400-level electives are either 10, 15 or 20 points. Our postgraduate 700-level courses are usually 30 points, although there may be some 15 point courses becoming available in 2015-2016.

Living in Auckland

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.

Places available

4 students, max 1 semester each 

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands