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Requirements for Science Students


The Faculty of Science Academic Committee has approved the requirements below for students seeking approval for an international exchange.

360° International Faculty of Science course approval guidelines for the Outbound Exchange Programme


Step-by-step course approval

  1. Visit the Science Student Centre
    • have a staff member map out a degree planner for you
    • determine which courses could be taken overseas
  2. Research course offerings at foreign institution
  3. Print course outlines from foreign institution
  4. Download and fill out the Course Approval Form
  5. Make appointments to meet with Undergraduate Advisers in the individual departments to receive course approval
  6. Submit completed Course Approval Form to the Science Student Centre for Faculty approval
    • If enrolled in a conjoint degree and taking courses on both sides, student will need approval from both faculties
  7. Faculty will notify student when the Course Approval Form is ready to collect
    • Please bring your student ID with you for collection
  8. Submit approved Course Approval Form to the 360 International Office

Important notes for Science students

  • Students must be able to demonstrate academic merit (have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0)
  • We recommend students go on exchange during their second year of study, but third year is possible.
  • A student may be awarded up to 30 points of credit at Stage 3 in their major subject/s. This credit only applies when taken at Exchange Partner University or equivalent institution as approved by the Associate Dean Academic or nominee.
  • Students must be enrolled into the equivalent (and minimum) of 45 points. At least 45 points must be completed upon return to the University of Auckland.
  • By undertaking an exchange programme, students will be eligible for a 15-point exemption from General Education without credit. This exemption means you still need to pass these 15 points for your degree, but they do not need to be from General Education courses. Please note: this exemption is not offered for 45 point option.