Pathways to degree study for international students

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the requirements for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can study English or take a foundation course here to meet those requirements.

Study English language at AUT

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

AUT International House

AUT certificates and diplomas in English language

You can study:

Foundation programmes

If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enrol in a foundation programme.

If you successfully complete the foundation programme and the get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.

AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies

This course is delivered by UP International College, which has one of the best NZ records in international education.

  • Curriculum includes essential training in English and independent learning skills
  • Choose from a range of subjects
  • You can use AUT facilities while you are studying at UP.

AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies (UP Education website)
Download prospectus for AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies
Course start dates (UP Education website)

Auckland Foundation Year

The Auckland Foundation Year (AFY) is delivered by Taylors College, a leading university preparation specialist in New Zealand and Australia.

The AFY prepares international students for entry in undergraduate programmes at AUT.

Auckland Foundation Year website
Download prospectus for Auckland Foundation Year
Course starting dates (AFY website)

Certificates and diplomas at AUT to prepare for studying a bachelor's degree

Interested in studying a bachelor's degree? AUT offers a range of certificate and diploma qualifications that can also be used to gain entry to AUT’s bachelor degrees. For details visit your chosen study area on the AUT website.

Study options

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