If you are planning on submitting an application for a diploma, bachelors degree, graduate diploma or graduate certificate programme, follow the links below to understand the process. You’ll also find out what happens after you submit your application and how to accept an Offer of Place.
- Choosing your programme of study
If you need help deciding on a programme of study, you’ll find information in our study areas. You can also contact an AUT registered agent or get in touch with the AUT International Centre.
- The application process
Here you’ll find a quick overview of the application process so you understand all the steps involved.
- Application closing dates
Your application must be received by published deadlines which are different depending on whether you require a visa to enter New Zealand. Here you’ll find closing dates and a list of visa free countries.
- Entry requirements
Here are entry requirements for undergraduate programmes including university entry equivalents by country.
- Fees, scholarships and finance
Access information about paying for your programme and obtaining financial advice.
- Completing the application
Details of all the information you need to provide on your application. If you apply through an AUT registered agent, all correspondence relating to your application will be forwarded to that agent. You may also be contacted by text, email, telephone or post.
- Receiving an Offer of Place
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email to confirm receipt of your application. If accepted, you (or your AUT registered agent) will then be sent an Offer of Place. If you wish to accept the Offer you must sign and date the Acceptance of Offer Form and return it to us as well as pay all fees as stated on the Offer.
- Recognition of prior learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) can be granted towards your AUT programme if you have completed tertiary study or as a result of work or life experience. Find out the criteria for RPL.
- Paying your fees
Find out how to pay the fees for your programme.
- Visas and permits
You can apply for your visa while you are in your home country or when you are in New Zealand. International Student Support Service can process your student visa on campus. They can also assist you with the graduate job search/open work visa application when you have completed your study.
AUT has two residences for students. Both offer self-service, group-living flats and are a great place to make friends. If you require accommodation, be sure to apply early. You can also find out about other accommodation options.
- Medical and travel insurance
The New Zealand Government requires that all international students are covered by appropriate medical and travel insurance. Find out what you need to know about insurance.
- Choosing and enrolling in papers
Your academic department will contact you regarding your enrolment into papers as appropriate for your programme.
- Receiving your ID card
If you are an international student, a student identification card will be issued to you once your enrolment is complete and payment of your tuition fees and medical and travel insurance has been made in full.
- Starting out at AUT
While your application is being processed you can get an idea of what your first year will bring and what services are available to you as an AUT student.
- Contact information
There are many people and services to help you through your course selection and application process.