Make the Move to the University of Auckland

Considering applying to study at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work next year? Make your decision – and make the move!


Students inside their room at the Huia Residence

The University of Auckland has five halls of residence and eight self-catered flats and apartments available. Living in our student accommodation gives you a community base while still offering the excitement of living in the heart of New Zealand's biggest city.

Most accommodation options are only a short bus ride to and from Epsom Campus so you’ll be able to roll out of bed into early-morning lectures as fast as your lecturer can say, "So who did this week's readings?".  



Student life

From Humans vs Zombies and Orientation Week, through to academic success and support, you will have access to hundreds of clubs, networks, sports clubs and support groups to ensure you make the most of your time at University.

Every first-year student at the Faculty of Education and Social Work also gets a student mentor for their first year to help you transition into University life.



Start Smart Scholarships

Faculty of Education and Social Work Student

You can apply for a range of Start Smart City of Sails Scholarships, worth up to $5,000 each. These scholarships are exclusively available for Education (Teaching), Physical Education and Social Work students. You can also apply for a huge range of University of Auckland undergraduate and entry-level scholarships.



Choosing the right programme for you

The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Teaching, Physical Education, Social Work and Counselling. Foundation programmes are also available to prepare students for University study at the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Find the right programme for you


The University of Auckland in Tai Tokerau

The Faculty of Education and Social Work has a campus located in the heart of Whangarei City. If you live in Northland and want to study at New Zealand's leading university and still be close to family and whānau, studying at the Tai Tokerau Campus is the perfect option. You will also benefit from gaining your practical teaching experience in the community where you will possibly teach after you graduate.

The following programmes are taught at the Tai Tokerau Campus:

If you want to study other education and teaching programmes or social service programmes – and you are eager to spread your wings – then come and experience living and studying in Auckland. 

The University of Auckland at Manukau

Recipient of the 2013 Prime Minister's Youth Award Ann Helen Rasmussen talks about why she chose to study the University of Auckland's Bachelor of Education (Teaching) programme at the Manukau Campus.

The University of Auckland at Manukau Programme, offered in partnership with the Manukau Institute of Technology's Otara Campus, provides students living in South Auckland and Waikato the opportunity to gain a qualification from the University of Auckland while studying closer to home.

Studying for a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary Specialisation at Manukau gives you many benefits:

  • Access to research-led teaching and learning by the country's leading education faculty*.
  • Practical experience with local students in local schools so you can inspire the next generation of learners within your community.
  • Access to the University of Auckland's high quality resources and support.
  • A globally recognised and respected qualification from a world-ranked university.
  • The community environment and support services provided by Manukau Institute of Technology.

Learn more about the University of Auckland at Manukau Programme


Meet our students and graduates


Allania Parker made the move from Tauranga to study a Bachelor of Social Work. Watch her story


Caitlin Richardson decided primary teaching was her passion. Watch her story



*QS World Rankings by subject 2016