Online Academic English (GIE) at International House

The GIE programme is an English preparation and university entrance course for degree study at AUT. You can now study GIE online, if you are an international student living outside New Zealand.

GIE academic preparation and university entrance

The GIE programme develops your English language skills and prepares you for entry into most AUT degree programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Course information

In addition to developing your English language skills, you will also learn the academic skills to help you during future study. You'll develop your skills and experience in:

  • Reading and writing academic texts
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Managing academic vocabulary
  • Working in groups to research a project
  • Making a spoken presentation
  • Taking a formal final assessment

Once you have this qualification you do not need to sit the IELTS exam to enter your AUT degree programme (except for some health and education programmes). You still need to meet the other academic entry requirements for the degree programme you apply for.

Start dates

The course is 12 weeks full-time (23 hours per week). Next start dates are:

  • 4 April 2022 - 23 June 2022 (Thursday)
    (Applications close on 21 March 2022)
  • 27 June 2022 - 16 September 2022
    (Applications close on 13 June 2022)
  • 19 September 2022 - 9 December 2022
    (Applications close on 5 September 2022)
  • 9 January 2023 – 31 March 2023
    (Applications close on 12 December 2022)

Entry requirements

In addition to the usual IELTS exam entry requirement, we will accept IELTS Indicator for entry to the GIE programme intake, with IELTS results equivalent to the current GIE entry requirements.

The minimum IELTS Indicator requirements for entry to the GIE programme are: Overall 5.5, Writing and Reading 5.5, Speaking and Listening 5.0.

Contact International House directly for GIE entry queries:

Course costs

There is a 50% discount on the registration fee for these online courses, and there is no course materials/assessment fee.

After this discount (around NZ $290), the total cost for 12 weeks is NZ $6086 (or NZ $507 per week).

Conditional offers to study at AUT

If you have applied to AUT and received a conditional offer to study, we will waive the GIE registration fee. This makes the total online GIE course cost NZ $5976 for 12 weeks (or NZ $498 a week).

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You can apply online or print an application to study at International House.

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Phone: +64 9 921 9630


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