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About the University ๐Ÿซ


Unitec Institute of Technology in the metropolitan Auckland, New Zealand, is known as the largest technology institute in the city. The university's core campus is located in Mt Albert, and houses several large academic departments in several different buildings. There are currently over 21,000 students on campus, more than 15% of whom are international students. This will help you integrate deeply into the New Zealand culture while making friends and broaden your network from all over the world.


The university is known for offering popular studies in engineering, performing arts, commerce and banking, management, media and communications, Business, science, nursing, education science, medicine, art and service economics.


Unitec Institute of Technology also provides various student services, including a number of clubs and sports. Unitec also has a student council which, in close cooperation with staff and students, is heavily committed to working for the benefit of students and their interests. It has helped create an incredibly strong study environment that today makes the Unitec Institute of Technology one of the most recognized institutions in New Zealand.

About the city ๐ŸŒ‡


Ranked as among Lonely Planet's top 10 best travel destinations and known as New Zealand's largest and most multicultural city, there is much to experience for international students. The city is the country's commercial and economic center, and is recognized as one of the best cities in the world to live in, thanks to the modern and sophisticated environment, good climate and countless activities to enjoy in leisure time.


As the world's most recently discovered land, New Zealand and Auckland are known as a multicultural mix from Mรคori, the Pacific Islands, Asia and European cultures that enriches the city with a wide range of exquisite food, cultural diversity and openness among locals.


Auckland is, as we know, surrounded by water and thus known as a sailing city, where hundreds of yachts sail through the city's 3 ports, providing sweeping views of the water for the 1.5 million inhabitants of the city. The city is decked out with skyscrapers, but just half an hour away from the city center, you can experience mountains, beaches, volcanoes and more than 50 different nearby islands.

Housing Opportunities๐Ÿซ



The student accommodation and the Unitec campus is located in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert / Waterview, just a ten-minute drive to the inner city, large shopping malls, bars, restaurants and the beautiful Auckland Harbour.


The Waterview accommodations consists of apartments with three, four and five bedrooms. They are all rented as single rooms with open use of common areas such as kitchen, living room and bathrooms shared with your roomies. Homes are fully furnished and the kitchen has all standard equipment.




The Homestay option is for those who want an authentic experience with a local family from New Zealand. You become a member of a family that supports you from start to finish during your study abroad adventure.


Students who take advantage of homestay options get their very own fully furnished room. This includes:


- Bed with covers that are washed weekly

- Desk with chair and lamp

- Pillows, blankets and towels

- Cupboards and drawers

- Unlimited internet


Additional, there is access to the kitchen, bathroom, toilet, laundry room, living room and dining room. Some homestay families have multiple rooms so one can share one's homestay experience with another student. The families have been carefully selected and have several years of experience as host families for international students.


See more here.


Off-campus accommodation

It is of course also possible to find something private such as an apartment, house or room. It is even an option to rent a room in a hostel or apartment with or without roommates at the following links:


It is important, however, to be sure of the credibility of the landlord and to read the contract carefully before signing, when looking for accommodation outside the university's own student accommodation and collaborators.

Should you be unsure about some elements of private home rental, it is always a good idea to contact the company/person you are renting from or possibly contact Tenancy Services New Zealand.


See more important information here.


Admission Requirements

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What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Unitec Institute of Technology, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.


Documents required from students to apply to Unitec Institute of Technology are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance (OSHC is a minimum requirement)
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at Unitec Institute of Technology.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFLย or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at Unitec Institute of Technology.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Unitec Institute of Technology vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Unitec Institute of Technology ranges from 19.000 NZD to 32.000 NZD per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Unitec Institute of Technology for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 9600 NZD.


See more about Unitec Institute of Technology's tuition fees for international students.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Unitec Institute of Technology makes use of a Semester calendar system, meaning for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in February or July.

See more about Unitec Institute of Technology's important dates in the academic calendar.

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What the students say

"The welcome week was great with an impressive traditional maori welcome ceremony. My expectations were fulfilled, and I really loved at this beautiful and spacious campus. They offer a wide range on different courses and lectors are really helpful and friendly" - Tom A.
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First, choose a destination

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Next, apply and upload your documents

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If you're lucky, there's an offer waiting for you at the University. We'll even make sure you have your insurances are in order and all the nitty gritty details.

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