Graduate Programs at New Zealand's Leading University

University of Auckland
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Details at a Glance

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  • Application Fee

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

  • Financial Aid Available


Our Program

The University of Auckland ranks #1 in the world in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest, highest-ranked, and most comprehensive university, currently ranked 85th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2022. It is internationally recognized as one of the world’s top five emerging leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation, and is the most innovative university in New Zealand. 

The University provides an exciting and stimulating environment for 42,000 students, of which more than 8,000 are international students from over 120 countries. It is an international centre of learning and academic excellence, situated in the heart of the world’s most liveable city, Auckland.

We conduct teaching and research across eight faculties (Arts, Business, Creative Arts and Industries, Education and Social Work, Engineering, Law, Science, and Medical and Health Sciences) and two large-scale research institutes. We have the largest graduate school in the country, with a third of all of New Zealand’s postgraduates obtaining a University of Auckland degree. We are also New Zealand’s leading university for graduate employability and ranked #71 worldwide in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

At the University of Auckland you can have the best of both worlds, living in one of the best cities for lifestyle, and learning at New Zealand’s leading university. Placed between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea, Auckland’s unique geographical position means you can enjoy living close to stunning beaches, untouched forest and tranquil islands.

Your study at the University of Auckland will take you beyond the classroom and keep you connected to the ever-changing global dynamic. By choosing the University of Auckland, you will have incredible opportunities and a foundation that will set you up for life. As New Zealand’s world-ranked university, we can give you the edge you need to be a successful global citizen. 


  • Application Fee



  • checkbox-altNo GRE or GMAT score required

Application Deadline

Most Semester One (February start) applications close early December

Applications submitted after the closing date will be considered if places are available. However, international students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Doctoral applications may be submitted at any time of the year (excluding Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Education).

Student Body

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  • checkbox-alt8,000+ International Students

Clubs & Associations

With over 200 student clubs and sports teams on campus, whatever you’re interested in, there’s a club for you! Go on an adventure, make a difference, or find your niche at the University of Auckland.

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What Our Students Say

  • “I’m currently working on an interesting project as part of my internship at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I’m doing a literature review of megatrends expected to impact New Zealand’s economy in the next ten years. The internship is a component of the degree, and it has been a great opportunity to make connections in the policy arena."

    Tarini Wijesekera, Master of Public Policy ‘20

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition


Additional Information

  • checkbox-altFinancial Aid Available
  • checkbox-altThe University of Auckland accepts U.S. Financial Aid and gives over $15 million each year in international student scholarships.
  • checkbox-altInternational students can work part-time while studying.
  • checkbox-altUpon graduation, international students can apply for a post-study work visa and stay in New Zealand for three years.