IFSA University of Auckland
- Location: Auckland, New Zealand
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Language of Instruction: English
- Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and allows students to experience student life in an urban setting. Rated the third most livable city in the world, it includes both a vibrant metropolitan setting and stunning natural landscapes. Auckland is a hub for international business, entertainment, restaurants, shopping centers and sporting events. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s most prestigious university, and is located in the heart of the city. The historical campus provides a full range of amenities for students including cafes, libraries, health services, and a recreation center.
Required. Non-U.S. Citizens may have to meet additional requirements to study abroad in NZ depending on their country of citizenship.
Non-US citizens should consult with Denise Allison, Director of International Student Services, before applying to the program.Additional Visa Information
- Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting payments to the program. Student pay room and board fees directly to IFSA.
Students are strongly encouraged to take the indigenous Māori language while studying abroad in New Zealand.
15 point classes in New Zealand are equal to one Haverford credit. Students must take at least 60 points. This is equivalent to four courses at Haverford. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.
A course catalog can be found on the University of Auckland website. The following subjects have very limited enrollment availability: Biological Science, Psychology, and Computer Science.
Accounting and Finance, Anthropology, Applied Sciences, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Culture Studies, Disability Studies, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film, Health Studies, History, Humanities, Information Systems, International Relations, Language, Mathematics, Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Sciences, Statistics
Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.
IFSA-Butler will provide airport pick-up for students, and bring them to picturesque Shakespear Regional Park, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, north of Auckland. The orientation there lasts 4 days and students stay in an open air sanctuary with thriving native bird life. Students will be introduced to academic and cultural differences. They will also participate in exciting outdoor activities such as kayaking, learning to play rugby, archery, mountain biking, beach trips and an afternoon excursion to Waiwera, a natural hot springs.
Number of Students
Almost 42,000 students attend the University of Auckland
In order to receive housing, students must apply by the deadline date. No exceptions.
Students are placed in housing by the University of Auckland. The residence halls typically include communal social spaces, internet, printing, laundry, and an outdoor space, but vary. See specific resident halls for more information.
Link to housing pages: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/on-campus/accommodation/university-accommodation.html
Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program.
- Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
- Semester I: Mid-July to mid-November
- Semester II: Late February to early July
- Semester I: March 15
- Semester II: October 1