Welcome to the Faculty of Science


The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. More than 7,600 students study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally renowned lecturers.

Science Student Support Awards

The Faculty of Science Student Support Awards are open for talented students experiencing financial hardship. Read the regulations and apply. Closing date 28 August.

Courses and Careers Open Day 2017

Come along to our annual open day on Saturday 2 September, learn about our amazing range of science majors and experience what its like to be a student at New Zealand's leading university.

Postgraduate poster competition

Why not enter the 2017 Faculty of Science Postgraduate Poster Competition? Create a poster to showcase your exciting postgraduate research and be in to win $1500. Deadline 18 August.

  • Take 10 with... Dr Nicholas Gant
    11 August 2017
    Dr Nicholas Gant from the Department of Exercise Sciences gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss his research about how to fuel our brains to cope with stress.
  • Intensive farming bad news for native bees
    09 August 2017
    Scientists have produced the first evidence that the more farming intensifies in New Zealand, the less our native bees like it.
  • Innovation Hub Seeks Student Leaders
    07 August 2017
    Your new innovation hub is opening soon! We are currently recruiting students from all faculties and stages (undergraduate through PhD) to be Student Leaders and/or Technicians.
  • The biological chorus beneath the waves of the Hauraki Gulf
    02 August 2017
    The most comprehensive acoustic study of marine life in the Hauraki Gulf has recorded the whales, dolphins, snapping shrimp and sea urchins that create an ‘orchestra-like’ sound beneath the waves.
  • 2018 Kalman Visiting Fellowship
    17 August 2017
    This Fellowship will be awarded annually to a 'rising star' in mathematics and its applications to visit the University of Auckland and to participate in the intellectual life of the University.