International student entry requirements for undergraduate degrees and diplomas

This page is an overview of entry requirements for international students who want to study an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree or diploma at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. Contact AUT's International Centre or your registered AUT agent for specific information for your country or chosen programme.

Diploma and undergraduate degree (bachelor's degree)

Refer to the table below for the qualification or entry criteria you need from your home country. If your country isn’t listed, contact us. Because of competition for places, entry level above the minimum may be required for some programmes.

Graduate diploma and graduate certificate

Graduate diplomas (one year) and graduate certificates (one semester) are considered undergraduate programmes, but students need to generally have completed an undergraduate qualification for entry.

English language requirements

All AUT lectures and classes are taught in English. Students who do not have English as their first language must be able to show evidence of their English language skills.

English language requirements

University entry for AUT diplomas and degrees: sorted by country


Diploma
Equivalent to New Zealand Year 12
Undergraduate degree
Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13
Australia Australia
  • Completion of year 12 and an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 69.6, or equivalent.
Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Botswana Botswana
  • Completion of three-year diploma from an affiliated institute of the University of Botswana with good grades.
Brazil Brazil
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Canada
  • Grade 12 certificate.
Canada
  • Quebec: High School graduation diploma with minimum average of 60% across six subjects, including English at Grade 12.
  • Ontario: Secondary School diploma with a minimum overall average grade of 65%.
  • General: High School graduation diploma from all other provinces will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
China
  • Year 3 certificate of graduation.
China
  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognised university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognised institution
Denmark Denmark
  • Studentereksamen (upper secondary school leaving examination) or
  • Hojere forberedelseseksamen(hf) or
  • Hojere handelseksamen(hhx) or
  • Hojere teknisk eksamen (htx).
Fiji
  • Fiji school leaving certificate.
Fiji
  • Fiji form 7 certificate, aggregate over four subjects of 250 mark out of 400, with minimum of 50 in English; or
  • Completion of USP Foundation Year programme in either Science or Social Science with a grade average of 'B' or higher and no grade lower than 'C' in the eight required courses; or
  • Applicants who have completed the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) with a minimum of three B grades and grade 5 or better in PSSC English and grade 6 or better in PSSC mathematics
France France
  • Diplome du Baccalaureat.
Germany
  • Mittlere Reife/Realschulabschluss.
Germany
  • Successful completion of senior high school - Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife.

Ghana
  • GCE: A minimum of three A-level grades, with one grade being at least ‘C’ or higher. A result in General Studies cannot be included.
Hong Kong
  • HK Certificate of Education.
Hong Kong
  • Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE) with at least three subjects achieved at Level 4 or better, including English Language and two elective subjects
India
  • Higher secondary certificate (standard xii), minimum 60%.
India
  • Higher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School certificate with an average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 65% in English.
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 65% in English.
Indonesia
  • SMU 7.0.
Indonesia
  • One year's successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • SMU minimum 8.5 (exceptional cases only)
Japan
  • Upper secondary school leaving.
Japan
  • Successful completion of high school diploma with a B average; or
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • Successful completion of a junior college degree diploma of 2-3 years duration.
Kenya Kenya
  • Successful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a ‘B’ average.
Korea
  • High school diploma.
Korea
  • A minimum of 250 in the Korean university examination.
Malaysia
  • STPM.
  • Chinese unified exams.
Malaysia
  • STPM with three principal passes; or
  • UEC with a maximum of 18 points over six academic subjects; or
  • SAM with an ATAR of 69.6; or
  • Completion of an Australian foundation programme will be considered.
Mexico Mexico
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Nepal Nepal
  • Bachelor degree with upper second division.
Nigeria Nigeria
  • Successful completion of advanced national technical certificate at a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • Advanced national commercial certificate at a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • West African General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. A minimum of three A-Level subjects, with at least a ‘C’ grade or higher.
Norway Norway
  • Successful completion of Videregaende Skole.
Oman Oman
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma from a recognised institute with good passing grades.
Pakistan Pakistan
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Philippines Philippines
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Russia
  • Certificate of secondary education; or
  • Certificate of maturity.
Russia
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Samoa Samoa
  • South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) with a minimum of three ‘B’ grades in SPFSC, and a grade 5 or better in PSSC English
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • Successful completion of a diploma at a recognised college of technology; or
  • Successful completion of a junior health diploma at a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • Successful completion of a higher technical institute diploma at a recognised tertiary institution.
Singapore
  • CEO O level in 4 subjects.
Singapore
  • GCE A levels - A minimum of three H2 passes at C grade.
South Africa South Africa
  • Successful National Senior Certificate that states the applicant is eligible to enrol in a bachelor’s degree at a South African university.
Sri Lanka
  • GCE O levels.
Sri Lanka
  • GCE A levels with a minimum of three A-level grades, with one grade being at least ‘C’ or higher.  A result in General Studies cannot be included.
Sweden Sweden
  • Successful completion of Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola
Taiwan
  • Senior high school.
Taiwan
  • Successful completion of senior high school and a two-year junior college diploma.
  • Successful completion of junior high school and a five-year junior college diploma; or
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Thailand
  • Matayom 6.
Thailand
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
UAE
  • 70% or better in Tawajihya (secondary school certificate).
UAE
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
  Uganda
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
UK
  • GCSE (higher grades).
UK
  • A and AS Levels GCSE (considered on a case-by-case basis).
USA
  • High school diploma.
USA
  • High School Diploma plus SAT. SAT tests now require a minimum score of 1150; scores below this may be considered on a case by case basis
  • High School diploma plus a minimum ACT of 22; or
  • Completion of an Associate Degree in an academic stream from a recognised Community College.
Vietnam
  • Universal graduation with a grade of 7 when out of 10, or 30 when out of 40.
Vietnam
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
Worldwide Worldwide
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum of 24 points.
  • Cambridge International Examination - a minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff* at A or AS level from any subjects which are broadly equivalent to the subjects in the NCEA approved subject list. Must include at least three subjects (excluding Thinking Skills) with grades D or above. Numeracy: A minimum grade of D in International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) mathematics or any mathematics subject at AS or A level. Literacy: A minimum grade of E in English Language and/or  English Literature subject at AS or A level.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) with three A-levels including at least one C grade or better. A result in General Studies cannot be included among the 3 on which the application is based.

* UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Services for the UK) Tariff = system which converts AS and A level grades into points.


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Last updated: 09-Aug-2017 9.26am

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