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UVA Nursing Exchange: University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 01-FEB-2018 10-FEB-2018 16-JUL-2018 12-NOV-2018
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Enrollment Restricted to: School of Nursing Housing: Apartment, University dormitory
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading research-led University, and is also New Zealand's largest university. Established in 1883, it has grown into an international centre of learning and academic excellence. The University is situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Auckland and provides an exciting and stimulating environment for over 32,000 students.

The University's comprehensive range of research-based study programs is internationally recognized, and attracts postgraduate and undergraduate students from all over the world. In 2002, more than 1,000 international students from 60 different countries chose to study at Auckland. Their different perspectives and cultures enrich the entire University community.

Auckland City
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 harbor city with a mild climate, Auckland provides opportunities to pursue all sorts of water sports and explore the many islands in its harbor, famed as tourist spots and bird sanctuaries. Auckland is also a center for the arts and entertainment. The Aotea Centre, Town Hall and many other venues regularly play host to world-class performances of music, dance and theatre. The University's own Maidment Arts Centre also offers a wide variety of professional performance, including theatre, dance and music.

There are a range of accommodation options at Auckland, including catered and self-catered. Additionally, there is a wide range of rental accommodation available close to the University, ranging from fully furnished apartments to bungalow houses (flats), which students share with a group of others.

Unilodge is a new, privately owned complex just 5 minutes walk from the University, which is specifically designed for students and has common shared facilities such as kitchen, common room and swimming pool. Rental is on a six month tenancy agreement. For more information go to

Consult the Accommodation Services' website for more information.


International Student Homepage
International student information

2018 University of Auckland Factsheet
2016-17 Auckland School of Nursing FAQ

Prior to exchange, UVA students will have completed all 2nd year courses and the following third year courses:

  • NUCO 3110   Adult- Gero Nursing
  • NUCO 3310  Pediatric Nursing
  • NUCO 3610  Maternal Child Nursing
  • NUIP   3420 Pathophysiology/Clinical Management II
  • NUIP  3430 Pharmacology/Clinical Management II
  • NUIP  3320 and 3330  REAL II (Health Policy, Regulation, Delegation and Informatics) and REAL III (Evidence Based Practice and Research Utilization)
  • NUIP 4210 Public and Population Health

Students will enroll in Nursing 202 and 302, a full-time semester-long course for which they will be placed on a medical or surgical unit together with Auckland students. They will also have a clinical rotation in a Psych-Mental Health setting. Each student will have a clinical supervisor from the unit as well as a clinical instructor/lecturer from Auckland. Students will have the opportunity to participate in lessons based on dialogue and reflection as well as relevant classes and lectures.

UVA students will receive the following credit:

  • NUCO 4110 Critical and Transitional Care (medical/surgical clinical); 4 credits
  • NUCO 4310 Psych-Mental Health Nursing; 4 credits
  • NUIP 4340   REAL IV ( Research, Ethics, Advocacy and Leadership); 2 credits
  • Independent Study; 2 credits

UVA's Fall term is Semester 2 at University of Auckland.  It begins in mid-July and finishes in late November.  Students will arrive approximately 2 weeks proir to the start of the semester.

UVA Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fee to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. For estimates of expenses in Auckland, visit the international student section on the University of Auckland website.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses