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Faculty of Law International Student Exchange Programme What Where How Why
student exchange programme overview What is it? What are the selection criteria? What does it cost and what financial assistance is available? What are the issues concerning credit? With whom do we have exchange programmes?
what is the exchange programme? An opportunity to spend a semester (or 2) at a university overseas with which the UoA has a student exchange agreement. You remain a student at the University of Auckland while on exchange. You are a “non-degree” student at the host university. You pay your normal fees at Auckland but are waived at the host university.
Academic skills Make new friends from all over the world Maybe learn another language Travel the world – weekend, holiday trips Try new foods, activities or sports Break out of your own comfort zone Gain international experience Discover a new country and culture Soft skills: communication, problem solving Independence Increase potential in job market Professional networks Intercultural competence Personal growth New perspectives on your field of study – academic development Fun Challenge Once in a lifetime experience Counts towards your degree Why go on exchange?
eligibility Should be in Part IV of the LLB at the time of departure.Should be in Part IV of the LLB at the time of departure. Must have GPA of at least ‘B’ (5.0) in two most recent full-time semesters of studies.Must have GPA of at least ‘B’ (5.0) in two most recent full-time semesters of studies. Must have academic approval from the Associate Dean – International who approves your course selection and your exchange destination.Must have academic approval from the Associate Dean – International who approves your course selection and your exchange destination. The Associate Dean International is David Grinlinton.The Associate Dean International is David Grinlinton.
last semester of studies? Things to consider if you go on exchange in your last semester: Your graduation may be delayed. International students will not be eligible for the Graduate Job Search work visa when they return.
application and selection 1. Submit Auckland Abroad online application (includes statement of purpose and financial details) and one supporting document - the course approval form - prior to the deadline. NB! For Law students, get preliminary academic approval from AD(I) for Law - David Grinlinton); final course approval of courses can be done later. 2. Complete Auckland Abroad interview process/ group information session 3. Based on the interview, grades, academic approval, and places available at the partner university, the decision is made whether to nominate you. 4. If nominated, you then complete the overseas application form; the host university makes the final decision.
costs/financial assistance There are no additional fees for participating in the programme (students pay fees at UoA, but fees are waived at the host university). However, you are responsible for the costs of participation. Student loans and allowances are portable. Exchange scholarships and travel grants are available: –Auckland Abroad Exchange U21 Awards; –Auckland Abroad Travel Awards; –Auckland Abroad Special Grant. Financial assistance is provided by some overseas universities.
Course approval You must seek prior approval of your proposed course of study at the host university from the Associate Dean – International before going on exchange. Approval will not be given to undertake courses which are very similar to courses already taken at Auckland. Course changes made once you are at the host university must be done in consultation with the Associate Dean - International.
credit transfer Auckland Abroad will transfer the credit from your host university once: They have received your official transcript from your host university; You have submitted the credit transfer form (with approvals for all courses you took overseas); You have submitted your exchange report. Note that: Credit, not letter grades, are transferred back to your Auckland degree. If you fail a course at your host university you won’t get credit for that course at UoA.
law-specific exchange destinations Belgium: Ghent University Canada: University of British Columbia*, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario China: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University Denmark: University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University France: Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 University Germany: Bucerius Law School Ireland: University College Dublin* Japan: Keio University Netherlands: Utrecht University Norway: University of Bergen, University of Oslo Singapore: National University of Singapore* Sweden: Stockholm University, Uppsala University United Kingdom: University of Glasgow*, University of Nottingham*, Kings College London USA: Indiana University, University of Virginia*, William & Mary Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (London): International Faculty coordinated by Georgetown Law School * U21 Partner University
new search function (360 website) Search by course “Law” and then by Region, Country or University.
application process tips When do I apply? For first semester 2014 Start the process no later than May 2013 for 1 August 2013 deadline. (NB: It is now too late to apply for the University of Toronto or the University of British Columbia for sem only one deadline per year). For second semester 2014 Start the process no later than Sept for 1 December 2013 deadline. (Includes sem exchanges to the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto) First ports of call for general exchange enquiries: –David Grinlinton –Auckland Abroad staff Academic approval must be obtained from David Grinlinton You MUST have two alternative choices of University
further information – Auckland Abroad office 2pm-4pm Monday through Friday: Auckland Abroad Resource Centre, iSPACE, Level 4, Student Commons, 2 Alfred St. Every Thursday at 2pm in iSPACE: Information Seminars – highly recommended. Auckland Abroad facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Aklabroad –Read, watch and see videos, travel tips and photos from returned exchange students and partner institutions. –Connect with returned or current exchange students. –Get information about Auckland Abroad events. –Ask questions - Auckland Abroad staff or exchange students will answer you.
further information – Law School undergraduates/fu-students-exchange-and- study-abroad Associate Dean - International: David Grinlinton Room 4.16, Building 801 (9 Eden Crescent) Phone: , Ext Administrative Assistant to the Dean’s Office: Gaye van Druten Phone: , Ext