Live, Study and Play in Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and is surrounded by harbours and beaches. It is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the fact the harbour is often full of yachts.

Auckland is consistently ranked one of the world’s best places to live, not just for its huge variety of activities, but for its people, cleanliness, infrastructure and climate.

There is also a full calendar of events year round, including cultural festivals, sports events, concerts and theatre performances.

Auckland is home to more than 400 schools and institutions, including three internationally ranked universities – more than any other city in New Zealand.

Why Study in Auckland?

Top 500

All NZ Universities in Top 500
QS World University Rankings

Top 5

Most Socially Advanced
Social Progress Imperative


Best Country for Business

Top 5

Least Corrupt Nation
Transparency International

Top 5

Most Peaceful Country
Global Peace Index

Top 5

Most Prosperous Country
Legatum Institute

Capital city of New Zealand and home to 40+ international embassies and consulates

Smart City: Wellington has the highest percentage of highly-qualified professionals in New Zealand, and is home to the number one research university in New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington

Safe City: ranked in the top 10 safest cities in the world and only capital city with World Health Organisation ‘Safe Community’ status

Gateway: Perfectly positioned in the centre of NZ and gateway to the North and South Islands

Quality of Life: The Wellington region has the highest quality of life in New Zealand – Numbeo Quality of Life Index 2016

Cuisine Capital: Wellington loves food and has more cafes, restaurants and bars per capita than New York City

Quality of life: Auckland is ranked 3rd best city in the world to live by the Mercer Quality of Living Survey, 2016

City Lifestyle: In Auckland you get the best big city style and a stunning natural playground. Where else can you go sailing, horse riding, hiking, surfing, paddle boarding or mountain biking all within an hour of a bustling, modern city?

Financial Powerhouse: As New Zealand’s financial and economic powerhouse, skilled people are in demand and opportunities are growing in many sectors

Student Centre: New Zealand’s most popular destination for international students

Gateway: Second largest airport in Australasia by volume with 120+ flights per day

Campbell Auckland

Campbell opened its new Auckland campus in Newmarket in January, 2018. The new campus is significantly larger than the previous campus and offers a range of new course offerings including pathway courses into ACG schools and New Education Vocational training colleges.

Newmarket is on the fringe of the central city and is a major transport hub for buses and trains. It is also regarded as one of the premier shopping and entertainment districts in New Zealand.

The Campbell Institute is a member of Study Auckland, a network of 200+ education providers in Auckland, all of which host international students.