If you are an international student under 18 when you start at AUT, it is important you and your parents or legal guardian read the following information.
On this page:
Contact details for your parents or legal guardian
Accommodation for international students under 18
Arriving in Auckland - what you need to do
Regular meetings and reports while you are under 18
The Code is a document that provides a framework for service delivery by educational providers and their agents to international students. The Code sets out the minimum standards of advice and care that the University is expected to provide to international students. The Code also sets out additional obligations in relation to students who are under the age of 18 while studying at the University.
While you are under 18, AUT must have up-to-date contact details for your parents or legal guardian. Contact us and we will send a form for your parents to complete.
In line with the Code, if you are under 18 years old when you start your study, AUT requires that you live in one of the following accommodation options:
You may not live in any other type of accommodation while you are under 18 years of age.
Your parent/s or legal guardian/s must confirm that they will be residing in Auckland at least until you turn 18. Once we receive this, we may arrange to view the property and meet with your parents.
If your parents would like you to live with a homestay family, we recommend that you use the Homestay Mum agency who will co-ordinate a homestay on your behalf. Confirmation from Homestay Mum of the arranged accommodation must be provided.
A designated caregiver must be a relative or a close family friend that your parent or legal guardian has designated to be your caregiver and accommodation provider. If your parents would like you to live with a designated caregiver, they must sign an indemnity document. Please contact the Student Hub and request an Indemnity Document for Students Living with a Designated Caregiver. We will send a form to your parents to complete and return to us.
Your designated caregiver must also sign an agreement. Once we receive the Indemnity Document signed by your parents, we will send the Designated Caregiver Agreement to the designated caregiver and arrange to view the property and meet the designated caregiver.
Note: Accommodation is subject to the approval of AUT.
Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
You must meet on a regular basis with an Student Hub Advisor to discuss:
If we are concerned about your welfare or academic progress, we will send a report to your parents or legal guardian.