ELAin Auckland

The ELA is located in a modern building on the University of Auckland’s City Campus, in the centre of Auckland city.

With a population of around 1.5 million, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and economic centre. Auckland’s location next to two harbours means you can enjoy living in a large, cosmopolitan city, but still be close to beautiful beaches, nature walks and peaceful islands. You can go kayaking on the harbour in the morning and hike through green forests in the afternoon. Auckland boasts a variety of great cafés, restaurants and bars, excellent theatres, galleries and museums, diverse shopping and colourful Pacific and Asian cultural influences - making the city 3rd out of 231 world cities for quality of life.*

* Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2019.


Living Costs 

Generally you should allow approximately NZ$400 - $550 per week for living costs, including accommodation, food and transport.

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* Based on student bus or train concession fares for a “three-stage” (approximately 12km) return journey, 5 days per week

** Weekday lunches only