Auckland University Studies Program

The combination of academic work, field trips, and personal travel opportunities gives students a rich introduction to New Zealand life and culture.

Program Curriculum

Students in the program directly enroll at either Auckland University of Technology (AUT) or the University of Auckland, depending on their specific field and interests. Students take three elective courses. Note: Syllabi are for course approval and reference only. Students will receive up-to-date syllabi when their courses begin.

Required Courses

All students in the Auckland University Studies Program are required to take this course:

CAS SS 315: Aotearoa New Zealand: History and Society (4 credits)

An introduction to traditional and contemporary New Zealand culture, incorporating extensive field activity. Syllabus

Elective Courses

Students enroll in three elective courses, either from The University of Auckland or AUT. For course information, please visit the homepage for The University of Auckland or Auckland University of Technology.

University of Auckland Tracks
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geology (course recommendations)
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
AUT Tracks
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Journalism
  • Film/TV/Radio Production
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Art and Design

Program Details

Program Dates
  • Fall Semester: mid July to mid November
    • Spring Semester: early January to early July
    • Upon successful completion of the program, students earn sixteen Boston University credits. Students must enroll for a total of sixteen credits.
    • Students live in double bedrooms in furnished 2-bedroom apartments at The Quadrant, which is situated close to both campuses in a vibrant urban setting in the heart of Auckland. The kitchens are fully equipped, and bedding and linens are provided.
    Application Deadlines
    • Fall Semester: March 15
    • Spring Semester: October 1

    Download a description of the Auckland University Studies Program.

    Program Faculty & Staff

    The Boston University Auckland Programs are administered by staff in both our Boston and Auckland offices. In Boston, a program manager facilitates the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Auckland. The Boston office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations. In Auckland, the staff comprises a resident director and administrative, academic, and housing personnel.