Refunds for international students and Study Abroad students

As an international student at AUT you may be entitled to a refund if you:

  • Change your programme of study
  • Withdraw from a programme
  • Transfer to another institution
  • Withdraw from individual papers


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The following information is a guide only. For full details on our refund protocol refer to the AUT Calendar section on Payment and Refund of Fees.

Changing your programme of study

To change your programme of study you need:

  • Departmental approval for both the withdrawal from one programme and acceptance into another
  • If approved, the department or departments will notify Student Administration of the change
  • Student Administration will update your student record and recalculate the fees which will result in an amount payable, refundable or no charge
  • There may be an administration charge of $10 per paper within the programme you’re withdrawing from

Withdrawing from a programme of study or transferring to another institution

To transfer to another institution you must:

  • Prove that you have satisfied the Immigration New Zealand requirements regarding your visa; and
  • Have a valid of offer of place from the institution you want to transfer to

Date of refund request Enrolment status Refund due Administration charges Academic result
More than 7 days before the start of the paper Cancellation 100% (less administration charges) NZ$300 No result recorded
From 7 days prior to the start of the paper  and less than 10% of the paper duration completed Cancellation 90% (less administration charges) NZ$300 No result recorded
From 10% of the paper duration completed  and up to 75% of paper duration completed Withdrawal Nil Nil Withdrawn result recorded
After 75% of paper duration completed Withdrawal Nil Nil Did not complete result recorded


Withdrawing from papers

To withdraw from individual papers you must:

  • Prove to AUT that you have satisfied the Immigration New Zealand requirements regarding your visa

Date of refund request Enrolment status Refund due Administration charges Academic result
More than 7 days before the start of the programme Cancellation 100% (less administration charges) The greater of: $NZ50; or $NZ10 per paper No result recorded
From 7 days prior to the start of the programme and less than 10% of the programme duration completed Cancellation 90% (less administration charges) The greater of: $NZ50; or $NZ10 per paper No result recorded
From 10% of the programme duration completed  and up to 75% of programme duration completed Withdrawal Nil Nil Withdrawn result recorded
After 75% of programme duration completed Withdrawal Nil Nil Did not complete result recorded

Last updated: 16-Nov-2017 4.00pm

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