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Quality of life is a big thing in Auckland. New Zealand’s largest city has won several quality of life awards and its laidback atmosphere and friendly locals will ensure that your student stay in Auckland will go smoothly.

Known as the ‘city of sails’, Auckland is home to beautiful scenery, busy harbours and plenty of beaches. Located on the narrowest part of the North Island, Auckland is built on 48 extinct volcanoes and has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.

Study in Auckland?

Auckland is home to some of the largest universities in New Zealand and is a major centre of foreign language education with plenty of international students. You can study for an undergraduate degree in Auckland at some of the following institutions:

Undergraduate degrees in Auckland usually take three years to complete, but this can be longer or shorter depending on the subject and mode of study. Be aware that that the university year runs from February to November in New Zealand.

Immigration and visas

International students planning to study full time in Auckland for more than three months will need a student visa and a student permit, unless your home country has a special agreement with New Zealand.

Contact the New Zealand embassy in the country you live in for details of how to obtain your visa and permit. You will have to meet certain health requirements and pay a fee to apply.

Full-time students can work up to 20 hours a week in New Zealand during the academic year and the Christmas break.

Accommodation and living costs

The most popular living option for new undergraduate students is to live in a university accommodation, at least for the first year of study. This will allow you to meet fellow students and settle into university life without the added stress of finding somewhere to live.

Another option is to live with a local family in a homestay, which will give you a greater insight into how New Zealanders live.

Auckland has more than 200 suburbs, so choosing somewhere to stay can take some time.

If you do go private, expect to pay around NZ$100-$200 for a room in a shared house.

What to do next

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