The University of Auckland was formally opened on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College, part of the University of New Zealand. A disused courthouse and jail served as premises for the 95 students and four teaching staff. Today, the University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, hosting over 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive university. It has a strong focus on quality with selective entrance to all programmes. The University provides a range of personal, business and professional courses to develop the skills and knowledge of people in the workforce and community. Our foundation programme and language courses have been designed especially to help international students with academic or English proficiency. If you want to study for a world-class qualification in an exciting and dynamic environment, take some time now to browse through our website and discover what’s on offer.
The University of Auckland recognises research and research-led teaching as primary responsibilities of its academic staff, and values fostering, publishing and disseminating research of the highest international quality.
Employment at the University of Auckland is much more than a 'job' – it's a key part of your personal and professional development.
To support you in your career, we offer a wide range of development opportunities – from individual performance and development reviews to avenues for pursuing your professional interests through study, secondments, conferences and workshops.
In addition to the outstanding services and facilities available to all our students, we offer specialised support services for international students through our International Office. This support includes dedicated student advisers who are available to help you enrol and settle in to your new study life.The University has an extensive range of support services to help you achieve your best while enjoying student life.
The University of Auckland Library system covers five campuses and comprises the General Library and nine specialist libraries.
The University of Auckland wireless network is available in the City, Grafton, Epsom, Newmarket and Tāmaki campuses. It is also available at several remote sites where students visit to perform their practical work. To use the wireless network you must be within range of a wireless access point (WAP) and have a wireless capable device.
The University provides students with a professional primary healthcare service ensuring the health and wellbeing of our student community. Recently completing the CORNERSTONE practice accreditation programme, the University Health and Counselling Service is the highest quality standard a general practice can achieve in New Zealand.
With over 200 clubs and societies, there's a club for everyone.
The University of Auckland is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the main world university rankings systems.