Adhering to Education New Zealand’s commitment focus on internationalization of education, Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University announced a collaboration to offer a Dual Degree Programme in Computer Science and Engineering. The programme will empower students from both countries to earn two degrees- a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham followed by a Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science or Master of Data Science (MDataSci) from the University of Auckland.
Designed to offer students a future-focused global learning experience, the programme will provide students access to world-class mentorship from both institutions' faculty members and cutting-edge research facilities. Students can commence their BTech studies at Amrita University and, after three years, transition to the University of Auckland for a two-year program to complete their Master's degree. Upon completing the two degrees, students will also be eligible for post-study work visa in New Zealand. To further deepen educational ties between New Zealand and India, high-achieving students opting for the double degree programme will qualify for a scholarship of up to $20,000 towards tuition fees.
Commenting on the collaboration, Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science, the University of Auckland, said, “The University of Auckland’s collaboration with Amrita University, one of the renowned institutes of India, strengthens our commitment to offering a powerful combination of academic excellence and a pathway for students to become global citizens. The dual degree programme will offer prospective students an opportunity to study in two culturally vibrant countries-New Zealand and India. Their academic and professional horizons will broaden significantly through world-class research opportunities, internships, and outstanding education. It will also gift them diverse career opportunities and a network of international connections. Amrita University and the University of Auckland both hold leading positions in the THE University Impact Rankings that evaluate global universities on their performance relative to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The collaboration between us will generate significant synergies, bolstering our joint endeavours towards realizing the SDGs.”
The dual-degree programme will also offer industry-based internship opportunities allowing students to gain real-world experience and platforms to apply their theoretical knowledge in a professional setting.
About the University of Auckland
Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading university, ranked 68th in the world in the QS World Rankings 2024 and 137 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings.
Founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is the country’s largest university with more than 40,000 students, of which 8,000 are international students over 100 countries. High-quality research across the full range of disciplines, represented by its eight faculties and two Large-Scale Research Institutes, ensures its place among the leading international research universities. The University’s connection with the Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland region and unique place in the world is reflected in its M?ori name, Waipapa Taumata Rau, gifted by the people of Ng?ti Wh?tua ?r?kei. The enduring relationship with tangata whenua and a commitment to sustainability are key components of the Vision 2030 and Strategic Plan 2025 Taumata Teitei.
About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-disciplinary, research-intensive, private university, educating a vibrant student population of over 24,000 by 1700+ strong faculty. Accredited with the highest possible ‘A++’ grade by NAAC, Amrita offers more than 250 UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Management, and Medical Sciences including Ayurveda, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Agriculture Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. With seven campuses at Amaravati, Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kochi, and Mysuru and a new upcoming campus at NCR Delhi (Faridabad) and spread over 1200+ acres with 100 lacs square feet of built-up space, Amrita is one of India’s top-ranked private university.
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