International student entry requirements for undergraduate degrees and diplomas

This page is an overview of entry requirements for international students wishing to study an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree or diploma at AUT University. Contact your registered AUT University agent or international centre for specific information for your country or course of study.

Diploma

Please see the university entry equivalents table below for the qualification or entry criteria you need from your home country. If your country isn’t listed, contact the International Centre.

Undergraduate degree (bachelor's degree)

To be admitted to an AUT University undergraduate degree all applicants need to have University Entrance. This is the minimum level of entry to study a degree. Please refer to the university entry equivalents table below for the qualification or entry criteria you need from your home country to gain University Entrance to AUT. If your country isn’t listed, contact the International Centre. Please note, because of competition for places, entry level above the minimum may be required for admission to 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 entry requirement

All AUT lectures and classes are taught in English. Applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting the AUT English proficiency requirements. Students who do not have English as their first language must be able to show evidence of their English language skills. Accepted evidence must be one of the following within the past two years.

English language entry requirements

University entry for AUT diplomas and degrees: sorted by country

This table lists the qualification or entry criteria that you will need from your home country to gain university entrance to AUT. It has entrance criteria for undergraduate diplomas and degrees.

Diploma Undergraduate degree
Australia Australia
  • Completion of year 12 and an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 69.6, or equivalent.

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.
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) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
France France
  • Diplome du Baccalaureat.
Germany
  • Mittlere Reife/Realschulabschluss.
Germany
  • Successful completion of senior high school - Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochshulre.

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
  • Three Hong Kong A-level passes at grade ‘C’ or higher; or
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): Achieved a minimum of three subjects at Level 4 or higher, 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 60% 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.
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
  • 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
  • GCE with a minimum of three A-levels with one grade at level C or above. A result in general studies cannot be included; 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.
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.
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; or
  • Successful completion of Student Examen; or
  • Successful completion of Slutbetyg from a Gymnasium.
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
  • 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.
USA
  • High school diploma.
USA
  • High School diploma plus SAT with a minimum score of 500 in each section; or
  • 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 or 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.


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Last updated: 13-Aug-2015 4.54pm

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