Noho Marae
The Noho Marae is a 15 year tradition where international students stay a weekend at the Nga Wai o Horotiu Marae at AUT and learn about Māori culture and customs, take part in tranditional Māori cultural activities including how to play the titiorea (stick game), poi making, learning the Haka, and witnessing a Powhiri.

AUT celebrated its 30th international Noho Marae in 2016 – the welcoming of international students into the AUT whanau. To take part in the Noho Marae in 2017 contact the Student Hub.

International Student Support Team

Rohit Hazra (City), Celia Zahra (South), Elberta Chan (City), Kylie Ngaamo (North), Haitham Mazyan (City)

International students at AUT can see our friendly team at the AUT Student Hub for advice on living and studying in New Zealand.

We help international students with:

  • Immigration matters
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Life in New Zealand
  • Setting up a bank account
  • Talking to faculties

Contact us at the AUT Student Hub

Who we can help

  • Students and parents of students who need a visa and permit to study in New Zealand

You are NOT defined as an international student if you:

  • Are a New Zealand citizen
  • Are a citizen of the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau
  • Hold a New Zealand Resident Visa
  • Hold a New Zealand Permanent Resident visa
  • Are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia


iStudents Complaints is an independent dispute resolution scheme established by the New Zealand Government. It helps international students resolve disputes between students and their education provider. 

iStudent Complaints website 

AUT abides by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

The Code sets out minimum standards of advice and care that you can expect and provides a procedure that you can follow if you have concerns about the treatment you receive from us or an AUT registered agent.

For further information on the Code of Practice, please refer to their website.

The Code

Last updated: 22-Feb-2017 11.58am

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