English Courses at the University of Auckland

ENGLISH COURSES AT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND

Study English at the English Language Academy of The University of Auckland in 2021 or 2022. Contact a representative to get a quote, to receive more information, and a pdf brochure

English Language School of the University of Auckland in New Zealand

STUDY ENGLISH AT THE ELA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

Enroll on one of the best institutions in New Zealand and study at the University of Auckland, to improve your English or prepare for University Admission.

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SOME OF THE BEST ENGLISH AND PATHWAY PROGRAMS IN NEW ZEALAND

Enroll on some of the best Intensive English and Pathway programs at the ELA of the University of Auckland, to improve your language skills or enter undergraduate/graduate studies.

International students during an English class at the University of Auckland

IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH AND YOUR CAREER IN A GREAT CITY LIKE AUCKLAND, IN NEW ZEALAND

Students from the University of Auckland can learn English and enhance their career by living and studying in a great city like Auckland, which is full of tourist attractions and fun activities.

TOP 10 REASONS TO STUDY ENGLISH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

This is one of the most popular destination for international students
1

A DIVERSE SELECTION OF PROGRAMS AT ELA

The English Language Academy of the University of Auckland has a great variety of English and Pathway programs for everyone.

2

LEARN ENGLISH AND STUDY IN A PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOL

The University of Auckland is one of the most prestigious schools in the world and one of the best universities in New Zealand.

3

ENJOY LEARNING IN A DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT

Students of the ELA come from different parts of the world, so you’ll be learning and having fun in a highly diverse environment.

4

CLASSES TAUGHT BY EXPERIENCED FACULTY

The instructors in the English and Pathway Programs of the ELA are experienced professionals with years of experience in college-level teaching.

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FEW STUDENTS PER CLASS

Classes at the University of Auckland are small, so students enjoy a more personalized learning experience.

6

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE NEAR THE SCHOOL CAMPUS

Classes from the Pathway or English programs are taught near the college campus, so you can experience how it feels to be a university student in NZ.

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FUN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN AUCKLAND

At the University of Auckland and around the city you’ll find fun activities, events, and places to visit, so you’ll never feel bored.

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GREAT FACILITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

At the University of Auckland you can find some of the best facilities, including sport facilities that you can use for an extra fee.

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GREAT RESOURCES OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

The university offers a wide array of cutting-edge resources, such as computer labs, that you can use for a more enhanced learning experience.

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LEARN ENGLISH AND PREPARE FOR UNIVERSITY IN AN AWESOME CITY.

Auckland is a beautiful city located in a great country such as New Zealand. While studying there you can make new friends, network, and visit awesome tourist attractions.

ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMY

The ELA of the University of Auckland offers several English program options for international students

Choose the program that fits you best
Full-Time Program

General English

A full-time intensive program for people who want to improve their English for general communicative purposes.

Full-Time Program

Academic English

A full-time intensive program for people who want to improve their English for academic purposes.

Full-Time Program

Pathway Programs

Special pathway program designed for those who wish to enroll on undergraduate/graduate studies.

Full and Part-Time

Other Programs

These include programs such as the Business English Program.

Most popular program

GENERAL ENGLISH

The General English program offered by the ELA at the University of Auckland is an English program designed for those looking to improve their English for general communicative purposes. It has 5 different levels, from Elementary to Advanced, classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week, and you can enroll on as many sessions as you want, which can last 3 – 4 weeks. Apart from the core course, you can also take a variety of electives, depending on your proficiency level.

Main Features

  • Full-Time Program
  • Classes near campus
  • 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
  • 5 levels from Elementary to Advanced
  • You can take several sessions until you achieve your English language goals
  • Sessions of 3-4 weeks
  • Several starting dates each year
  • Elective classes available
  • Few students per class
  • Access to University facilities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Applies for student visa

Requirements

  • Students need to be at least 18 years old the first day of classes. No maximum age.
  • International students are welcome to apply

More information about the General English program

Program Curriculum

Depending on your level, you’ll have classes during the afternoon from 1:00pm to 5:15pm (Elementary to Intermediate levels), or in the morning from 8:15am to 12:30pm (Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels).

Program Electives

As part of the General English Program, and depending on demand and proficiency level, students may enroll on one of the following electives:

English for IELTS: in this elective course, you’ll prepare for the four test areas of IELTS (writing, speaking, listening, and reading), learn key exam-taking strategies, and also focused on language development.

Business English: as part of this elective, you’ll improve your business communication skills, particularly practical language, as you’ll participate in a project involving real-life business skills, such as advertising, marketing, presenting, selling a product, and writing a report.

Communication Skills: this elective will focus on developing functional listening, speaking, and writing skills, applied to themes such as “Social and Travel” and “Work and Study”.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH

The Academic English Program offered by the ELA of the University of Auckland is a full-time intensive course for students who wish to prepare for higher-education studies. It focuses on all four skills of English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), and also includes special classes to improve your IELTS score or to prepare for a smoother transition into college-level studies. Each block or session lasts 10 weeks, or 7 during the summer, and you may take as many as you want.

Main Features

  • Full-Time Program
  • Clases are near campus
  • 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
  • 4 different proficiency levels
  • Sessions last 7 weeks (Summer) or 10 (other seasons)
  • Several starting dates throughout the year
  • You can take several sessions until you achieve your English language goals
  • IELTS or University Preparation Skills classes available
  • Few students per class
  • Access to University facilities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Applies for student visa

Requirements

  • Students need to be at least 18 years old the first day of classes. No maximum age.
  • Students need to have an English proficiency level of at least B1. A placement test will be taken on the first day.
  • International and US residents are welcomed to apply

More information about the Academic English program

Who should take this course?

This Academic English Program is ideal for those who want to improve their English for academic purposes, especially if they wish to enroll on undergraduate or graduate studies abroad in an English-speaking country.

PATHWAY PROGRAMS

The Pathway Programs at the University of Auckland vary according to the needs of each students, but all of them allow you to prepare to meet the minimum English requirement to enter a college-level institution in New Zealand.

FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (FCertEAP)

The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes is a direct entry university pathway program for students who have received a conditional offer of place from a tertiary institution in New Zealand but need to improve their English skills.

Main Features
  • 20 hours per week
  • Sessions of 20 weeks, plus a 1-week break
  • 17-week sessions available in September and November
  • Several starting dates each year
  • Access to University facilities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Applies for student visa
Requirements
  • Hold a conditional offer of place from a New Zealand tertiary institution that recognizes FCertEAP.
  • Achieve a B1+ (undergraduate) or B2 (graduate) level in the test provided by the ELA. You may also provide the results of an IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL iBT test.
ENGLISH PATHWAY FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES (EPUS)

The English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies is a university admission preparation program for those who have received a conditional offer of place from the University of Auckland for undergraduate studies but need to work on their English skills.

Main Features
  • 20 hours per week
  • Sessions of 10 weeks
  • 7-week accelerated sessions available in November
  • Several starting dates each year
  • Access to University facilities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Applies for student visa
Requirements
  • Hold a conditional offer of place from the University of Auckland
  • Depending on the undergraduate program you wish to study, meet the minimum IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL iBT requirement. Contact us for more information.
ENGLISH PATHWAY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (EPPS)

The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies is a university admission preparation program for those who have received a conditional offer of place from the University of Auckland for postgraduate studies but need to improve their English skills.

Main Features
  • 20 hours per week
  • Sessions of 10 weeks
  • 7-week accelerated sessions available in November
  • Several starting dates each year
  • Access to University facilities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Applies for student visa
Requirements
  • Hold a conditional offer of place from the University of Auckland
  • Depending on the undergraduate program you wish to study, meet the minimum IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL iBT requirement. Contact us for more information.

OTHER PROGRAMS

The English Language Academy of the University of Auckland offers other English programs to international students, such as:

BUSINESS ENGLISH

This 4-week Business English course will help you enhance your English language skills to gain confidence in your professional communication abilities. It will also provide you with business language skills to participate in professional contexts in English.

Main Features
  • 20 hours per week
  • Sessions of 4 weeks
  • Practical activities available
  • feature
  • Access to University facilities
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Applies for student visa
Requirements
  • Achieve a B2 level in the ELA placement test or submit a minimum result of an IELTS (5.5), PTE-A (42), or TOEFL iBT (70) test.

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PRICES & DATES

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PRICES AND DATES ENGLISH PROGRAMS 2021 - 2022

How much does it cost to study English in The University of Auckland?

Table with costs of the English Programs 2021

ProgramDurationProgram Fee
General English3-11 weeks12+ weeks$475 per week$460 per week
Academic English10 weeks$5,300
Business English4 weeks-
Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes20 weeks$10,870
English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies10 weeks$5,515
English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies10 weeks$5,515

Table with dates of the English Programs 2021

ProgramDates
General EnglishJun. 28 - Jul. 16, 2021 (3 weeks)Jul. 19 - Aug. 13, 2021 (4 weeks)Aug. 16 - Sep. 10, 2021 (4 weeks)Sep. 13 - Sep. 24, 2021 (2 weeks)Sep 27 - Oct. 22, 2021 (4 weeks)Oct. 26 - Nov. 19, 2021 (4 weeks)Nov. 22 - Dec. 10, 2021 (3 weeks)Dec. 13 - Dec. 23, 2021 (2 weeks)
Academic EnglishJan. 25 - Apr. 1, 2021 (10 weeks)Apr. 12 - Jun. 18, 2021 (10 weeks)Jun. 28 - Sep. 3, 2021 (10 weeks)Sep. 13 - Nov. 19, 2021 (10 weeks)Nov 22, 2021 - Jan. 21, 2022 (7 weeks)
Business English-
Foundation Certificate in English for Academic PurposesJan. 25 - Jun. 18, 2021 (20 weeks)Apr. 12 - Sep. 3, 2021 (20 weeks)Jun. 28 - Nov. 19, 2021 (20 weeks)Sep. 13, 2021 - Jan. 21, 2022 (17 weeks)Nov 22, 2021 - Apr. 1, 2022 (17 weeks)
English Pathway for Undergraduate StudiesJan. 25 - Apr. 1, 2021 (10 weeks)Apr. 12 - Jun. 18, 2021 (10 weeks)Jun. 28 - Sep. 3, 2021 (10 weeks)Sep. 13 - Nov. 19, 2021 (10 weeks)Nov 22, 2021 - Jan. 21, 2022 (7 weeks)
English Pathway for Postgraduate StudiesJan. 25 - Apr. 1, 2021 (10 weeks)Apr. 12 - Jun. 18, 2021 (10 weeks)Jun. 28 - Sep. 3, 2021 (10 weeks)Sep. 13 - Nov. 19, 2021 (10 weeks)Nov 22, 2021 - Jan. 21, 2022 (7 weeks)
You can study one, two, or more consecutive sessions, and you can start the English program at any season of the year.

For example if you want to study for approximately 6 months, you can take several sessions until you reach the desire amoung of months. You will not repeat the same course, because each session will be in a different level.

Other Costs to consider

Apart from the program fee, you must consider some of the following additional costs:

  • Registration fee: an NZD $285 fee paid upon your application.
  • Resource fee: an NZD $85 fee paid to the ELA.
  • Visa costs: international students who enroll on a full-time program in New Zealand must consider NZD $330 for visa cost purposes, and depending on their nationality and country of residence, they must also consider an additional Passport and Courier fees to send their passport to a Visa Application Center (VAC). You can check the total amount of fees you must pay on the website of the New Zealand embassy of your country.
  • Accommodation in Auckland: since you will be living and studying abroad, you should consider certain housing costs. Down below you can read some of the options UAuckland recommends for foreign students.
  • Health insurance: all those who are on a student visa in the New Zealand must have a mandatory health insurance, which is offered by U Auckland, and costs approximately NZD $65 per month.
  • Books and supplies: these materials are included within the resource fee.
  • Flight Tickets from your country to Auckland, New Zealand. In order to apply for the Fee Paying Student Visa you must have roundtrip tickets from your country to New Zealand and back.
  • Food: you should consider food costs when planning your budget, which will depend on where you eat.
Dates and costs are subject to change. All prices are in US dollars. Contact us for more details.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

All the application process is online. Follow the instructions below

Steps to apply for a program

  • 1. Application Process
  • 2. Acceptance Process
  • 3. Visa Processing
  • 4. Payment
  • 5. Classes start!

1. Application Process

Documents must be sent to uaucklandvivecampus.com

Documents needed to apply


1. Application Form

Download and complete the application form. Do not forget to sign the form.

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2. Passport Copy

Clear Copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of classes.


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A representative need to review all your documents are correct.

Your application documents must be sent to uaucklandvivecampus.com

2. Acceptance Process

After we have received all your application documents, you will be contacted by the admission office within 2 weeks.

If you are applying for a full-time program, you will need an Fee Paying Student Visa. After you have been accepted in the program, the admission office will send you the acceptance documents, including the invoice and the Confirmation of Place, after which you must pay the program in full.

3. Visa Processing

Please check with us what type of visa you need, depending on the program you are interested in at UAuckland.
  • With a visitor visa or with a NZeTA (depending on your country) you can study for up to 11 weeks
  • If you wish to study for longer, you must apply for a Fee Paying Student Visa, which also requires that your course has 20 hours of class per week or more.

Please check the website of the New Zealand embassy of your country to see the steps you need to follow apply for a visa.

Generally, to obtain a Fee Paying Student Visa, students must do the following:

  • Apply with at least a couple of months in advance for the program they wish to enroll on
  • Pay the program fees in full
  • Receive the “Confirmation of Enrollment” from the English school.
  • Apply online for the Student Visa, uploading all the required documentation.
  • Wait for the visa to be issued.

You must confirm these steps on the website of the New Zealand embassy in your country.

4. Payment

In order to complete your application and receive the documents needed to apply for a Fee Paying Student Visa, you must pay all the program fees in full and in advance. You will receive an invoice after you apply and the payment methods include online credit card payment or bank transfer through Flywire.

5. Arrival to School

You can arrive 3 to 7 days before the program start date, so you can attend the orientation. On your admission letter you can find more information about the orientation and the initial placement test. On the first day at school you should bring your passport and your certificate of enrolment.

Important: we suggest you to apply at least 2 months in advance.

ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You will be able to participate in several activities during the program

SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN AUCKLAND AND ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

Most of the activities are free!

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM IS BY PARTICIPATING IN SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPORT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND.

International students can participate in activities as:

  • Weekend trips
  • Special events
  • Student clubs
  • Social activities
  • Visits to local attractions

ELA students can participate freely in weekly social activities and special events, organized by the program's activities coordinator. These activities are a great chance to practice your English and meet other students outside classes. The activities depend on the weather and vary throughout the year, but may include barbecues, soccer games, zoo trips, indoor climbing, horseback riding and even bungee jumping. Additionally, you can also participate in weekend trips to different tourist location near Auckland. Finally, there are also student clubs from the University of Auckland that you can join, to meet people with similar interests, make new friends, and put your English into practice.

Information about the city of Auckland, North Island

With a population of around 1.5 million, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and economic center. Auckland’s location next to two harbors means you can enjoy living in a large, cosmopolitan city, but still be close to beautiful beaches, nature walks and peaceful islands. You can go kayaking on the harbor in the morning and hike through green forests in the afternoon.

With great cafés, restaurants and bars, excellent theatres, galleries and museums, great shopping and colorful Pacific and Asian cultural influences, Auckland has been ranked 3rd out of 230 world cities for quality of life.

Some of the tourist attractions you can visit in Auckland are:

  • Sky Tower Auckland
  • Waitemata Harbour
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • One Tree Hill
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Waiheke Island
  • New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • Auckland Zoo
  • And some of the best beaches in Auckland’s West Coast
City of Auckland in New Zealand

Information about The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland was founded in 1883 and it’s the country’s oldest higher education institution. It has approximately 40,000 students. It has faculties of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Science. The University offers 160 programs from Bachelor's level to PhD, including both research and course-work based master's programs, and short abroad programs.

Ranked among the world's top 100 universities, the University of Auckland offers you the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized qualification through a research-led university. So, whether you study an English language course or enroll on a pathway program, by studying at the University of Auckland you’ll enhance your career and expand your professional network.

The University of Auckland

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International students of the ELA of the University of Auckland
Student from the English Language class in the beach of Auckland

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HOUSING IN AUCKLAND

Most common housing options for international students in Auckland

STUDENTS FROM THE ELA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND HAVE 2 MAIN HOUSING OPTIONS:

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  • Apartments
  • Homestay

Apartments

If you wish to live in a more independent environment and you'll stay for longer, you can try looking for an apartment to rent on your own or share with other students. In most cases you'll have to look for a place to rent and sign a lease, so this option is more recommended for those who will study for longer.

Homestay (Living with a family)

Homestays are a type of housing in which students live with a local family in the same house, share common areas, and follow household rules, just like any family member. This can be a good option for younger students that don't feel prepared to live alone, or who wish to spend time with a local family to learn about their culture.

More information can be found here:

FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE, DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE STUDENT.

There are many options available near the campus of the University. If the housing option is off campus, students must contact directly the housing provider.

FAQS

Do you have any question about studying English at UAuckland?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING ENGLISH IN THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

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Why should I choose to study at the ELA of the University of Auckland?

The English Language Academy (ELA) is part of the University of Auckland, one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in New Zealand, which is ranked among the best 100 universities in the world according to the QS Ranking 2020. On top of this, the faculty of the ELA are highly qualified and experienced professionals, with degrees and TESOL qualifications, who are prepared to help you meet all of your goals through a proven and effective methodology. Finally, you’ll be able to meet people from all over the planet and network with fellow professionals.

Why should I study in Auckland, New Zealand?

New Zealand is a wonderful country for international students, full of a great cultural diversity and fantastic tourist attractions you can visit during your stay. So, on top of learning English at a great institution, you’ll be able to put your skills into practice in the real world and have lots of fun at the same time.

What is a Pathway Program?

A pathway program is an alternative entry method for international students who wish to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies at a higher education institution but lack the English language proficiency to apply through the regular entry method. By choosing a pathway program, you’ll prepare for your undergraduate or graduate studies, so you can successfully enter the University of Auckland or another school.

Which are the different steps of the application process for the Fee Paying Student Visa to study at the University of Auckland?

Please check with us what type of visa you need, depending on the program you are interested in at UAuckland.

  • With a visitor visa or with a NZeTA (depending on your country) you can study for up to 11 weeks
  • If you wish to study for longer, you must apply for a Fee Paying Student Visa, which also requires that your course has 20 hours of class per week or more.

Generally, to obtain a Fee Paying Student Visa, students must do the following:

  • Apply with at least a couple of months in advance for the program they wish to enroll on
  • Pay the program fees in full
  • Receive the “Confirmation of Enrollment” from the English school.
  • Apply online for the Student Visa, uploading all the required documentation.
  • Wait for the visa to be issued.

You must confirm these steps on the website of the New Zealand embassy in your country.

I am not a student in my country. Can I take these English language and pathway programs with a student visa?

Yes, the programs at ELA are open for people who are not currently studying. You only need to choose a program, meet the minimum requirements, and apply for a Fee Paying Student Visa.

Does the University of Auckland offer scholarships?

No scholarships are offered.

What kind of comments and reviews does the University of Auckland receive?

The English Language Academy (ELA) is a prestigious English school, with a great faculty and fantastic resources for students to learn at a faster pace. That’s why the ELA receives great reviews and comments from its former students.

Will classes be taught inside the campus of the University of Auckland?

Although classes are not taught inside the campus of the University, the ELA is only 5 minutes away walking.

How does the University of Auckland assess my current English language level?

You take a placement test before the program starts. You can also send the results of an IELTS test as evidence of your current level.

How many English proficiency levels are available at the University of Auckland?

There are 5 different level for the General English program and 4 levels for the Academic English program.

Can I use the on-campus facilities of the University of Auckland?

You have access to the different facilities and services the ELA offers. You can also participate in different on-campus sports by paying an additional fee.

Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exams to apply for the English or Pathway programs at the University of Auckland?

You can apply with an IELTS results (among other tests) or take the ELA placement test.

Can I use a visitor visa or a NZeTA to enroll on these programs at the University of Auckland?

Yes, you can study up to 11 weeks with a visitor visa or an NZeTA. If you wish to study with a Fee Paying Student Visa, you must enroll on a program that lasts at least 12 weeks and it must also be a full-time program of 20 hours per week or more.

Do I need health insurance to enroll on the English and Pathway Programs at the University of Auckland?

YYes, health insurance is mandatory for all students with a Fee Paying Student Visa at the University of Auckland.

Do I need to buy books or materials to study at U Auckland?

No, books are included within your mandatory fees.

Is there an application fee to enroll?

Yes, all programs have a NZD $285 registration fee.

When do I have to pay for the Programs? What are the payment methods?

You must pay all your fees in full in advance and before applying for a visa. You can pay by credit card or bank transfer, through Flywire.

Can I work in New Zealand during my studies?

Yes, you can work part-time with a Fee Paying Student Visa, but only if your program lasts at least 14 weeks. You may do it for 20 hours per week during school season and full-time during vacations.

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The English Language Academy of The University of Auckland is located in Level 5, of 67 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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