Founded in 1883

Founded in 1883

University of Auckland

Founded in 1883

Founded in 1883

University of Auckland

Quick facts

  • 36,748

  • 8,101

    International students
  • 87

    World ranking
  • 1

    Country ranking

University of Auckland

The University was founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading, research-led university.

In the QS Stars rating, the University of Auckland is rated as a Five Stars Plus institution for excellence in the categories: 

  • Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation, Innovation, and Inclusiveness.

It is also the only New Zealand university ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings and in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In addition to the impressive 16-hectare City Campus, the University has specialist campuses in other areas of Auckland and the North Island.

  • City Campus: The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland.
  • Newmarket Campus: This is a new five-hectare campus adjacent to the major business area in Newmarket.
  • Epsom Campus: The Epsom Campus is the main campus for the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is home to approximately 3500 students.
  • Grafton Campus: Originally established as the School of Medicine, the Grafton Campus houses the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including a café, health services, and the Philson Library.
  • Tai Tokerau Campus: The campus is located in the heart of Whangārei city center and is home to around 200 students who want to live and study in the North.
  • South Auckland Campus: At the university's new South Auckland Campus you can complete a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) specializing in Primary teaching.
  • Leigh Marine Laboratory: With easy access to a wide range of unspoiled marine habitats, it’s been dubbed the ‘marine campus’ of the University of Auckland.
  • Goldie Estate – Wine Science Centre: Located on Waiheke Island, Goldie vineyard is also the home of the Goldwater Wine Science Centre.

The University of Auckland conducts teaching and learning within eight faculties, two large-scale research institutes, and other institutes and centers.

On-campus accommodation

Campus list based on university info

City Campus

Residence fee Duration

$15,080 NZD

UP to $20,800

Grafton Campus

Residence fee Duration

$8,946 NZD

UP to $12,020

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Auckland
based on univly research


Shared house

$11,088 NZD


Shared house

$7,392 NZD


Entire house

$22,176 NZD


From cafés to sports centres, early childhood centres to university clinics, the university has facilities on campus to meet all your needs.

  • Libraries and Learning Services: Libraries and information commons provide resources, study space and advice for students on five of the University campuses.
  • Early childhood centres: There are six University managed Early Childhood Centres at the university City, Epsom and Grafton campuses.
  • Food and retail: Information about food, bars and retailers on the University of Auckland's City Campus.
  • Sport and recreation: Find out more about sport and recreation facilities available at the University.
  • Student Health and Counselling Service: Low cost, high quality, student focused healthcare services.
  • Career development and employment: Start your career while you study. Learn how to get the job you want and build your future.
  • Event and conference services: Need help organising an event or conference? Find out more about the Event Services team and how they can help.
  • University clinics: University clinics offer expert advice at affordable prices through our specialised teaching clinics.

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