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Living in Auckland

New Zealand is proudly multicultural, and we respect and welcome international students.

Our largest city, Auckland, is a growing Asia-Pacific centre of excellence. With one in four residents born overseas, Auckland is one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is home to people from more than 180 ethnicities and is the world’s largest Polynesian city.

It also consistently rates as one of the best places globally to live and study in.

Experience everything New Zealand has to offer.

New Zealand has it all – a great lifestyle, diverse communities, vibrant cities, stunning natural scenery and an unbeatable range of outdoor activities.

University is about more than gaining a qualification, and Auckland City shines with opportunity. The New Zealand Government’s Code of Practice requires education providers to keep students safe and well during their study, including during their recreational time.

Auckland offers a huge range of cultural activities, while those who love the great outdoors have glaciers, mountains, rainforests and coastlines to explore.

You may be surprised by how much of our spectacular country you will be able to explore during your study breaks. See stunning scenery and unique wildlife, climb gorgeous mountains and swim in sparkling lakes and beaches. 

For a change of pace, try some of New Zealand’s famous adventure sports and activities – from bungy jumping to white water rafting. Our mild climate means tourism runs all year round. With a good network of domestic airlines, and affordable buses and trains, it is easy to reach all the experiences, beauty and wide-open spaces that New Zealand has to offer.

New Zealand is at Alert Level 3

From 11:59pm on 19 October, Auckland and the northwest Waikato (including Hamilton) remain at Alert Level 3. Students will continue their studies online. For certain courses, onsite learning will resume under strict Level 3 guidelines. You will be notified if this applies to you. The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2. For regular Alert Level updates, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.