Domestic students: How to apply

Your step-by-step guide to the application and enrolment process for domestic students at AUT. Find out more about how and when to apply, and how you can help us process your application.

1. Apply early

  • Check if your programme has a specific closing date
  • Places are limited. Submit your application well before the semester starts

Applying for 2017

  • Semester 1 - try to apply by 24 November 2016
  • Semester 2 - try to apply by 6 May 2017

2. Complete the application form

3. Submit your application

4. We acknowledge your application

  • We will send you an acknowledgment email/letter, which explains how to check the status of your application
  • We will contact you if we need more information
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5. We assess your application

  • We assess your application to ensure you have met the entry criteria for the programme(s) you are applying for
  • We consider your academic history and relevant experience to make sure you can succeed in your programme

6. You find out if your application has been successful

Four possible outcomes

  • Offer of Place – You have met all the criteria for entry to your chosen programme and we would like to offer you a place to study at AUT
  • Provisional Offer of Place – You have met some of the criteria for entry to your chosen programme of study and we would like to offer you a provisional place to study at AUT. If you do not meet the rest of the requirements, such as gaining University Entrance, then this offer will be withdrawn
  • Declined – If you don't meet the entry requirements or all places have been taken, check our website for other study options
  • Decision pending – We are unable to make a decision just yet, but will contact you and let you know when we expect make a decision

7. You decide about your offer

  • If you accept your Offer of Place: accept the offer online or sign and date the Acceptance of Offer form and return it by the due date. Your offer will expire after the due date.

8. You enrol in papers

  • How you enrol in your papers depends on your programme of study. Your teaching department will let you know how to do this

9. You receive an invoice (electronically)

10. We send you an ID card and your AUT network login

Read more about student ID cards

11. You pay your fees


Need more information?

Find out more about entry requirements for AUT programmes

Need help with terms and definitions?

Refer to the glossary if there are any terms in the application form you don’t know

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Last updated: 26-Sep-2016 8.55am

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