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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UNC Charlotte applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/01/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2021 09/01/2020 09/01/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of approval into this program and be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment Click here for a definition of this term Term of Travel: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Management, Business Management, Chemistry, Children's Literature and Childhood Studies, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Ethics and Applied Philosophy, Exercise Science, Film, Film Studies, Finance, Fine and Performing Arts, Foreign Language Education, Francophone Studies, French, French Education, Geography, German, Health Informatics, Health Psychology, History, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Humanities, Technology, and Science, Information Systems, International Business, International Public Relations, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Languages and Culture Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Media Studies, Middle Grades Education, Music, Nursing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Russian, Science, Science in Civil Engineering, Secondary Education, Sociology, Software and Information Systems, Spanish, Statistics, Systems Engineering, Teacher Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, Urban Design, Urban Management and Policy, Urban Studies, Urban Youth and Communities, Women's and Gender Studies Click here for a definition of this term Min. Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

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Direct Enrollment Program

This program is considered Direct Enrollment. Direct enrollment entails a student attending a host university directly, or in other words, not through an exchange agreement with UNC Charlotte or through a third party, such as an affiliate provider. Learn more about Direct Enrollment programs here.

Please note that the University of Auckland is a partner of UNC Charlotte. However, we do not have an exchange agreement with the university, so students studying at the University of Auckland will be doing so through direct enrollment and pay the fees outlined by the University of Auckland. 


Please scroll up to see the "Fact Sheet" associated with this program for more information regarding the following eligibility requirements:
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA required at time of application
  • Student Level Eligibility required at time of study abroad program
  • Prior Language Study Required required at time of study abroad program (if applicable)
  • Restricted to Certain Majors/Minors required at time of application (if applicable)
In addition to meeting the requirements listed above, all applicants are also required to be in good disciplinary standing at time of application and prior to departure. Students who have concerns regarding their eligibility are encouraged to discuss these concerns with an Education Abroad Adviser to determine if they'd be considered for this program.

University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Placed #85 in the world, the University is the only New Zealand university in the top 100. 

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the centre of the country’s retail and commercial activities. The city is built on a narrow isthmus between two harbours – the Manukau and the Waitemata – and is surrounded by 11 dormant volcanoes and numerous picturesque islands.This harbourside location is known as the "City of Sails" because of the great number of yachts that sail in the harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf. To the west of the city, the Waitakere Ranges rainforest forms a gateway to magnificent west coast surf beaches and an abundance of bush walks. The city’s climate is temperate, with warm summers (averaging more than 24 degrees) and cooler winters (averaging 16 degrees). The summer months are between December and March. The prevailing wind is westerly.
All information listed above is subject to change.

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Areas of Study Disclaimer

The "Fact Sheet" listed above may list majors or minors under the "Areas of Study" parameter. It's important to note that these are simply suggested areas of study, which indicates that this program may offer one or several courses within this discipline. Additionally, as course offerings can change often, the host university may offer one or more courses within an area of study that is not listed in this section.

Students should not rely solely on this "areas of study" section when determining whether or not a study abroad program is a good academic fit for them; it is the student's responsibility to look at the specific list of courses offered by the host university (see below) to determine whether or not courses are available within their interests and/or area(s) of study.

Host University Course Offerings

The host university offers a variety of courses. Students will need to review the following links to determine if the host university offers courses that interest them, they're eligible to take and/or are within their area of study:

Important Notes About Host University Courses

  • The standard course load for full-time study is 50-60 points per semester or 100-120 points per year. Most courses are weighted 15 points and students generally take four courses per semester. Information on specific credit points is available in the course catalog
  • A standard semester course of 15 points represents 150 hours of study or 10 hours of study per week for 15 weeks (12 teaching weeks and three weeks of study break and examinations). The student workload in the teaching weeks would total 120 hours, made up of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes, and other face-to-face contact, plus independent study as appropriate for each course. 
  • Course descriptions and schedules are published in early November for the subsequent year (Semesters One and Two). 
  • Study Abroad students can select courses across different disciplines provided they meet course prerequisites and the courses are not restricted (see “course restrictions”). Information about our course structure can be found on Student Services Online 
  • The following is a list of course restrictions (i.e. not available to study abroad students):
    • Courses offered in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy and Optometry
    • Courses running for the whole academic year - e.g. PSYCH 308A and 308B (expect students enrolled for the whole University of Auckland academic year – February to November)
    • 100 level courses in Fine Arts, Architecture and Planning (unless the student is majoring in the subject at their home university)
    • BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102
    • Graduate School of Management courses running on a quarterly basis – eg, BUSACT, BUSADMIN etc.
    • Courses ending with the letters F or H - e.g. HISTORY 91F or MAORIHTH 14H. These are foundation year courses and not appropriate for Exchange students.
    • Stage I Engineering courses (ENGGEN 115, ENGGEN 121, ENGGEN 131, ENGGEN 140, ENGGEN 150, ENGSCI 111, ELECTENG 101, CHEMMAT 121) except for those ending in G.
    • Courses offered in the Faculty of Law - Part II courses, Part III yearlong courses and Part IV Advocacy, Mediation and Negotiation courses
    • Policy 702
  • The following is a list of courses with very limited enrollment availability:
    • Nursing* (note courses generally commence before the official start of semester)
    • Biological Science, Psychology and Computer Science courses
    • Courses showing the letter “G” – e.g. PHYSICS 107G.
    • 700 level Finance and Accounting courses. We recommend that students have a second choice option for each course with limited enrolment availability. Students from these areas must apply early, in particular for Semester Two. 

UNC Charlotte Equivalent Credit

Please refer to our Academic Credit page on our website to learn more about how to use your best judgement to determine whether or not this program is a good academic fit for you and to understand how you will be working with your academic department(s) at UNC Charlotte, who will later assign a UNC Charlotte equivalent course to any course you end up taking abroad.

All information listed above is subject to change.

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Available Terms

  • Fall: July to November
  • Calendar Year: March to November
  • Spring: March to June
Please refer to the University of Auckland's Important Dates website for more detailed information.

Official Program Dates

The months listed above are tentative and students should not make travel plans based on the information listed above. Students will receive the official arrival date, start date and end date upon receiving acceptance from the host university, which may not be until several weeks or months prior to the start of the program.

Special Considerations

Seasons are opposite on this side of the world. Therefore, the terms (e.g. fall, spring) listed above are according to UNC Charlotte's academic calendar. The semesters may be called by different names while on-site.

All information listed above is subject to change.

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Housing Options

Students are typically able to choose from several accommodation options. For more information regarding housing options, amenities and cost, please refer to the host university's website:

Cost of Housing

The cost of housing will vary depending on which of the options the student chooses and whether or not the student is in a private or shared room. Housing will be paid to either the host university or host country (i.e. landlord, leasing office, management company, etc.) in the host currency. For more information regarding the average cost of housing, please refer to the budget sheet. To learn more about the cost of housing associated with each accommodation option, please refer to the host university's website above.

Depending on the accommodation option the student chooses, the payment method will vary. Students may be required to pay housing deposits prior to arrival, pay for the total cost of housing for the semester up front or pay monthly installments. More information will be communicated to the student upon acceptance and/or upon confirmation of their accommodation assignment.

Housing Resources

Please refer to the OEA's Housing tab for more general information on accommodations abroad.


Meal plans are not typically offered at universities outside of the U.S. Students should budget for the cost of groceries, eating at restaurants and purchasing food at dining halls on campus as well as considering the cost of living in the host city. Check out our Food Abroad page for more resources.

All information listed above is subject to change.

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Program Cost Structure

Please refer to the Direct Enrollment tab for an outline of the cost structure (i.e. what you're paying and to whom).

Cost Estimate Worksheet

The Office of Education Abroad has created a Cost Estimate Worksheet that allows students to input expenses based on costs paid to the host university. Costs paid to the OEA and other suggested costs have already been inputted. Using information from the University of Auckland's website here, you can then plug in costs as applicable to you in the Cost Estimate Worksheet above.

Compare Program Cost to Cost of Living in Charlotte

Students are encouraged to consider the Cost of Attendance at UNC Charlotte to the host university Cost Estimate Sheet above. This may be useful in determining whether or not this program is a good financial fit by comparing what you may already be spending to attend UNC Charlotte to the total estimated cost of the program abroad:

Financial Aid

Students who file a FAFSA and are awarded financial aid for the semester they intend to go abroad can utilize their funds to put towards study abroad expenses. Learn more about how financial aid can be applied on our website here.


There are many scholarship opportunities that exist to help students with their study abroad expenses. Visit our scholarship page for more information. In addition, eligible applicants may be selected for a 10% reduction of tuition & fees at the host university. There are no additional applications required; the OEA will select qualified students who have been approved to participate in this program for this tuition & fees reduction (worth approximately NZ$1,300). 

Additional Resources

OEA recommends students refer to our Money Matters page for helpful information

All information listed above is subject to change.

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How to Apply

Please visit our How to Apply page for more information. Note that students who click the "Apply Now" button above will not be able to start the application (student's will be automatically rerouted to an Advising Application).

OEA Application Deadlines

The following are the application deadlines associated with the required OEA application for a UNC Charlotte exchange program:
Term Abroad OEA Application Deadline
Fall or Academic Year March 1
Spring or Calendar Year October 1

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 Host University/Country Resources

Preparing to Go Abroad

The OEA has compiled an extensive list of resources designed to prepare students for their international experience. Please visit our Preparing to Go Abroad tab for more information on the following topics (but not limited to):
  • OEA Pre-Departure Requirements
  • Academic Credit
  • Passports & Immigration Documents (e.g. visa)
  • Travel Logistics (i.e. when to book your flight)
  • Packing Tips
  • Safety While abroad
  • Health Considerations
  • International Health Insurance
  • Emergencies Abroad
  • Life Abroad (housing, cultural adjustment, communication, transportation)
  • And more!

All information listed above is subject to change.

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Office of Education Abroad

CHHS 256
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Each semester the Office of Education Abroad brings on UNC Charlotte students who have studied abroad to be a part of the Study Abroad Peer Advisor and OEA internship program. Their role is to speak with students interested in going abroad and to share their experiences. Students are encouraged to contact our Peer Advisors or OEA interns to learn more about their experience abroad.