University of Auckland

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2021
World Reputation Rankings 2020
Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand



The University of Auckland (Waipapa Taumata Rau) is New Zealand’s largest and leading university, with a student population of 44,000. This includes 8,000 international students representing over 120 countries.

We have formal agreements with over 300 universities and are the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Our home

The University is located in the harbour city of Auckland, New Zealand’s economic hub and most diverse city, with easy access to stunning beaches and rainforests. Ranked third out of 230 cities in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey, there are a myriad of recreational opportunities right on our doorstep, from theatres and cafes to sports and outdoor pursuits.

Study options

The University of Auckland offers an impressive range of study options with more than 150 different undergraduate subjects and 130 postgraduate programmes across eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes.

Under a New Zealand Government scheme, new international PhD students usually pay the same annual tuition fees as New Zealand students.

Research-led teaching

Boasting the country’s highest concentration of top-ranked researchers, our students are able to have their teaching and learning informed by the latest research and benefit from our first-rate reputation.

Our award-winning teachers are also committed to helping students get the most out of their studies and achieve their goals. With strengths in a wide range of disciplines, and a commitment to the research collaboration and impact that this breadth enables, the University offers the highest quality of education.

Student support

We provide extensive support services for all students including academic learning support, accommodation options, scholarships, counselling, sport and recreation facilities and over 200 clubs and societies to join. 

The University of Auckland is one of New Zealand's largest employers and we are committed to being an equitable, inclusive and world-class place to work, offering our existing and prospective staff a high-quality work environment.

Sustainability and making a positive social impact is another key focus for the University. In 2019 and 2020, we’ve ranked #1 in the University Impact Rankings, which measure how universities worldwide are performing against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the heart of our organisation are our excellent people – both academic and professional staff, dedicated to the development of the University and its students. We offer great career opportunities, with support to teaching, researchers and professional staff to advance in their chosen field and develop towards excellence.

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Key statistics

  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 32%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 22.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 32,983
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings