IES-Auckland: University of Auckland

Program Details

Program Location Auckland, New Zealand
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33004
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2023 02/14/23 to 06/27/23
Past Dates
Fall 2022 07/02/22 to 11/13/22
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-Auckland: University of Auckland

New Zealand is situated in the southern waters of the Pacific Ocean, with a population of over three million. Known by the Maori as Aotearoa, 'land of the long white cloud', New Zealand is celebrated for its breath-taking scenery, ranging from sparkling beaches in the north, to majestic mountain ranges and fjords in the south.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, with a wider metropolitan population of just over a million. The city is also known by Maori as Tamaki-makau-rau, 'Tamaki desired by thousands'.

The University of Auckland's campuses offer the attractions of city life combined with the appeal of outdoor living - close to cafes, restaurants, cinemas, parks, quality clothing and craft shopping, yet within 30 minutes of some of the world's most stunning beaches. A harbour city with a mild climate, Auckland provides opportunities to pursue all sorts of water sports and explore the many islands in its harbour, famed as tourist spots and bird sanctuaries.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-Auckland: University of Auckland

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [Krannert School of Management] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: ENE & EEE (ENGR) and HK, PSY, PUBH, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

You will directly enroll in courses at the University of Auckland, and earn between 15-18 academic credits. Even though you're enrolling directly at the University, IES staff will assist you with getting settled, course registration, advising, and support throughout your semester.

Courses are available in a variety of areas, please see the IES website for more information on available courses.


 Due to COVID-19, excursions are subject to change.

Even though your adventure starts in Auckland, IES field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. While excursions are subject to change, example offerings include a 2-day orientation trip to a nearby island where you'll learn about Maori culture and a 5-day trip to the Cook Islands. Some fieldtrip fees are included in the programs, where others will be offered at a subsidized cost.

Some courses will also offer field trips or field study options, depending on course registration and there will be several opportunities to join in smaller activities in your host city as well.


IES offers well-located, comfortable housing for all students that reflect the local student culture and meet the IES safety and security standards. Typical housing options include:

Homestays – Living with local residents is the best way for you to get to know the “real” New Zealand, and to experience the fullest cultural integration possible. You have a private room and receive up to 16 meals per week. Placements are available throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. The database of homestay options is extensive enough to meet a wide range of student requests. You can have up to a 45-minute commute to campus, but the opportunity to live with Kiwis is well worth it.

Apartments – The student apartments, such as Carlaw Park and UniLodge Whitaker are fully furnished apartments that differ in size and number of occupants.  Utilities are included in the accommodation costs.  All apartments are self-catered, which means you prepare meals for yourself.

You will be able to pick your housing preferences and explore your options more once you are accepted into the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition, excursions, and on-site orientation and support.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2022

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $15,712.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $4,554.00
Insurance $490.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,905.00
Local Transportation $700.00
Books and Supplies $510.00
Meals $3,800.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,100.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

IES-Auckland: University of Auckland

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email