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 7,000 students study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally-renowned lecturers.

Summer Research Scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to get some research experience and work with leading researchers at the Faculty of Science.

Complementary majors in Science

Why limit yourself to this or that? Expand your horizons in science with a double major. #DoubleTheScience

New Science Centre information

Important update for current students. From 28 June, staff and postgraduate students will begin to move into Building 302, the new Science Centre. View details here.

  • AMP Ignite Award for Physics student
    24 June 2016
    PhD student Ankita Gangotra, from the Department of Physics, is the 2016 winner of the AMP Ignite competition.
  • Computer Science student success
    24 June 2016
    Congratulations to Computer Science student Etuate Cocker, the first successful Computer Science PhD student to come from the Kingdom of Tonga.
  • First Exercise Physiology Practitioner with CEP accreditation
    13 June 2016
    Professional staff member and Clinical Exercise Physiologist Chloe Davidson, recently completed the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, which means she is now an accredited professional due to the programme being officially recognised by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Exploring Pluto: On the Ground, In the Air, and Out in Space (Science Event Tags) Event as iCalendar
    06 July 2016, 7pm
    What have we learned about Pluto since its discovery in 1930? Drawing on his experiences aboard the SOFIA airborne observatory and the New Horizons flyby, Dr Michael Person will discuss the dramatic growth in our knowledge of Pluto, and its implications for our understanding of the outer solar system.
  • Winter Bootcamp Event as iCalendar
    11 July 2016 - 15 July 2016, 9am - 5pm
    The Centre for eResearch is coordinating a week-long training and education event designed to offer opportunities for all research students, faculty, and staff to upskill in subjects related to digital research practice.
  • New Science Centre information for current students
    27 June 2016
    From 28 June, staff and postgraduate students will begin to move into Building 302, the new Science Centre. View details here.
  • PhD Studentship in Biosecurity Science - Wasps
    07 April 2016
    Based within the Plant & Food Research’s Biosecurity Group at Lincoln near Christchurch, this project will investigate the possibility of manipulating wasp foraging based on knowledge of chemical ecology and insect learning, and investigate potential new tactics for control. It is part of the National Science Challenge; our Biological Heritage.
  • Summer Research Scholarships
    17 June 2016
    Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to get some research experience and enhance your career opportunities. The University offers $2 million in summer research scholarships each year.