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ISA: Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (Third Party)

The Program

ISA, a non-profit organization, directly enrolls you into Auckland University of Technology for a semester or year abroad.

The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s newest and fastest growing university. It traces its roots back to 1895 and for over 100 years was the country’s leading Institute of Technology. It was given university status by the Government in 2000 in recognition of its national and international stature in creativity, innovation, scholarship, research, and excellence in teaching. The University is the national leader in a wide range of programs and provides an outstanding environment of teaching and learning for its students. Our mission of fostering excellence, equity, and ethics in learning, teaching, research and scholarship to serve its national and international communities reflects the outward looking vision of an exciting and modern university.

The Academics

Auckland University of Technology offers more than 250 undergraduate and postgraduate programs through the Faculties of Arts, Business, Health Studies, Science and Engineering. Programs are offered in fields as varied as: Arts:communication studies, criminology, hotel and restaurant studies, art and design. Health Science: psychology, sport and recreation, public health. Engineering: electrical, mechanical, computer, computer science. Applied Science:nutritional science, environmental studies & medical laboratory science.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

 Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
DMD 3993 Foreign Study DESN602 Visual Communications in Business 3 6/30/2021
ECE 3101 Signals and Systems ENEL 601 Signals and Systems 4 12/31/2020
ECE 3111 Systems Analysis ENEL 702 Instrumentation and Control Systems 4 12/31/2020
ENGR 3193 Foreign Study 737431 Embedded Digital Systems 4 12/31/2020
PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics PHIL 680 Applied Ethics 3 12/31/2020
PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics ENEL 601 Intro to Ethics 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

AUT has two well-positioned campuses – Wellesley in the center of Auckland city and Akoranga across the bridge. New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.2 million – 27% born in other countries. The urban area is twice the size of London and offers entertainment, nightlife and shopping. The temperate climate encourages an outdoor lifestyle and there is easy access to surf beaches, ski fields and mountains.

The International Student Support team and Campus Life organize social events throughout the year to make the AUT experience rewarding and enjoyable.  These include horseback riding, caving, harbor cruises, barbeques, beach activities, Noho Marae (a weekend in a traditional Maori setting), ski trips, a weekend in Rotorua, Auckland day trips, concerts, and an end of semester lunch.

AUT offers a comprehensive range of support services to make students? university experience as easy and convenient as possible. These include Healthcare, Counseling, Accommodation, Orientation, Learning Support, Student Mentors, Career Center and Campus Activities. Students with a disability have access to note-takers, interpreters and technology assistance. All students receive an AUT e-mail address and have access to word-processing; e-mail, Internet services and printing on campus.

The International Student Support team of friendly people welcome you at orientation and are here to help with adjusting to living and learning in a new culture. Assistance is offered with student visas, permits, student support, homesickness and culture shock.

AUT provides three student accommodation complexes: Akoranga Student Village , North Shore; Mount Terrace Hall, Auckland City; Wellesley Student Apartments, Auckland City  All have a focus on providing friendly, caring living environments with comfortable and secure accommodation. A range of living options are offered at each to suit most student needs: from single person rooms with full meals, to 6 bedroom self-contained flatting environments. The facilities provided are catered to the needs of students, with all rooms fully furnished and each bedroom is telephone/internet ready. Other benefits include free membership at the University’s gyms, and pastoral support from the management teams. Shared accommodation also provides the opportunity to meet students from different countries and make new friends. The support provided by living amongst fellow students helps many new students adjust to studying abroad.

Click here for information on applying to an ISA program.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Pharmacy, Sciences, Arts, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering, Nursing
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5