International

Minimum entry requirements for international students at AUT include:

  1. Proof of language proficiency:
    Applicants for whom English is a second language must have an IELTS (academic) score or equivalent (provide information on AUT academic calendar
  2. Academic entry requirements
Undergraduate minimum overseas qualifications
Postgraduate minimum overseas qualifications
Please see this page for tuition fees
Other compulsory fees (in addition to tuition fees):
  • Enrolment Fee $150
  • 2017 Compulsory Student Services Fee - $614.80 for 120-point programmes or $5.12 per academic point (GST incl.)
  • 2017 Building Levy - $68.20 for 120-point programmes or $0.57 per academic point (GST incl.)

Assessment period (According to University Admissions Office):

Application Processing Times:

Complete applications for postgraduate programmes will take approximately –four to six weeks to process.

Complete applications for undergraduate programmes will take approximately –five to seven days to process.

If your application is incomplete (i.e. documents are missing) you will be notified and your application will not be processed any further. Processing will recommence once all the required information has been received and the above timelines will restart.

Applying for 2018

Semester 1

  • Applicants who need a visa for NZ: we recommend that you apply before 8 December 2017
  • Applicants from visa free countries: we recommend that you apply before 12 January 2018

Immigration NZ website - see if you need a visa for New Zealand

Programmes with other application deadlines

  • Some programmes have a specific closing date
  • Apply at any time for research-only programmes (Master of Philosophy, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Professional doctorates: the coursework component normally starts in the first semester. Applicants should have their admission confirmed by 30 November of the previous year
  • For the following programmes that start at the end of October each year it is recommended that you apply before the end of September:
    • Master of Professional Accounting and Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Professional Accounting
    • Master of Applied Finance and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance
    • Master of Global Business and Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business
    • Master of Marketing and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
  • Non visa-free countries: your application will automatically be processed for the following intake. You will be advised accordingly.
  • Visa-free countries: your application will be processed if places are available in the programme. If there are no available places, your application will automatically be processed for the following intake, and you will be advised accordingly.

Please note: It is your responsibility to have the correct AUT visa to complete your enrolment. Access to University services will not be approved if enrolment is not complete.


If you are living in New Zealand and hold a current student visa, your application will be processed up to the start of the semester if places are available in the programme.

Please note: It is your responsibility to have the correct AUT visa to complete your enrolment. Access to University services will not be approved if enrolment is not complete.

Last updated: 29-Nov-2016 9.35am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.