Study academic English (GIE) online and prepare for degree study

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 dates are:

  • June 22
  • September 14

Entry requirements

In addition to the usual IELTS exam entry requirement, we will accept IELTS Indicator for entry to the June 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: inthouse@aut.ac.nz

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).

Core English classes at International House

Ready to apply?

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

Enrol at AUT International House

Contact us

Contact us if you need help or have a question:

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Phone: +64 9 921 9630
Email: inthouse@aut.ac.nz

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Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020
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