University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

  • 1883

  • 18.0%

    International Students
  • 18

    No. of Programs
  • 83

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of Auckland was established on May 23, 1883 as Auckland College. It was initially a part of the University of New Zealand. The University of Auckland is the highest-ranked university in New Zealand in the world university rankings. It is also the country's leading university in the QS World University Rankings 2020. The university has been placed at the 83rd position, making it the only university in the top 100 in New Zealand. The motto of the University of Auckland is Ingenio et Labore which means "by natural ability and hard work". 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The campus of the University of Auckland comprises an impressive 16-hectare City Campus along with a few specialist campuses in certain parts of Auckland and the North Island. This includes the Newmarket Campus, Grafton Campus, Tai Tokerau Campus, Leigh Marine Laboratory, South Auckland Campus and the Goldie Estate. In addition to that, the campus is beautiful with historic grounds and innovative buildings and a sprew of facilities starting from galleries to a Recreation Centre and retail outlets. The University of Auckland offers a number of Bachelors and Masters programmes in Business and Commerce, Education and Teaching, Engineering and Construction, Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, History, Literature and Philosophy, etc. 

Accomplishments & Alumni 

The university's global stature is often credited to its distinguished alumni whose remarkable achievements in myriad fields. They have not only continued to make contributions to their professions but also to their nations and communities. Every year, the University of Auckland celebrates the success of its amazing alumni from faculties like medicine, engineering, creative arts, arts, science, etc. The graduates of the University of Auckland have won the Distinguished Alumni Award, arts and science medals. They have also been inducted into the New Zealand Royal Honours system. From singers to UN's Under-Secretary-General for Management the university has a network of over 180,000 graduates across the world. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The University of Auckland conducts presentations, career fairs, networking sessions throughout the year to help its graduates discover the best companies in the country. Every year, the University of Auckland welcomes more than 8,000 international students from over 120 different countries. Around one-third of international students choose to remain in New Zealand after fives years of study at the University of Auckland. International PhD students are offered with exclusive benefits including eligibility for a government funding scheme which allows them to pay the same tuition fees as NZ students. 


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