Why study at AUT

New Zealand's fastest growing university

AUT is accredited by the New Zealand government. We are located in multicultural Auckland, and have nearly 4,000 international students from more than 95 countries.

We are ranked 12th in the world for our international outlook and are New Zealand's most international university*.

Ranked highly and growing fast

Ranked in the top 3% of the world’s universities, AUT is the fastest growing university in New Zealand. 

Our subjects are ranked among the world's best**:

  • Art and Design – top 100
  • Accounting and Finance – top 150
  • Communications and Media Studies – top 200
  • Computer Science and Information Systems - top 250
  • Education - top 250

AUT Business School is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which ranks it in the top 5% in the world.

Quality teaching and facilities

Our innovative teaching and research facilities are world-class. You will be taught by high-quality staff, in classes that are typically smaller and interactive.

AUT offers over 250 programmes across its five faculties, including English language and foundation studies programmes.

We have three vibrant campuses around Auckland.

Creating career ready graduates

AUT students are employable and sought-after – our programmes have been developed with industry to make sure they reflect workforce needs.

We have a QS five-star rating for employability**.

Auckland: diverse and multicultural

Auckland is ranked third best city in the world to live in***. Auckland is the country’s economic hub and biggest city – vibrant and busy, but with clean air and beaches, easy travel and friendly people.

Thousands of New Zealand's international students choose to live here each year. 

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New Zealand: one of the best countries to live in

Since the Maori (our first nation people) arrived about 800 years ago, many different cultures have made New Zealand home. New Zealand is a stable, English-speaking democracy, with just over four million people. 

New Zealand is one of the most peaceful nations in the world**** and one of the best countries to live in*****.

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* Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2016
** Read more about our QS recognition
*** Mercer 2016 Quality of Living survey
**** Global Peace Index
***** Human Development Report Office HDR 2015 

Last updated: 22-Jun-2016 8.40am

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