Applying to the Study Abroad programme

Find out about applying to the Study Abroad programme to spend a year or a semester at AUT.

Entry requirements: getting into the Study Abroad programme

You need to meet some requirements before you apply for the Study Abroad programme.  You must have:

  • Completed at least one year of full-time study at a recognised university (or two years for the study-internship option)
  • A better than average academic record, especially in your most recent year of study (or have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the study-internship option)
  • English language: an IELTS (Academic) score of 6 with all bands 5.5 or higher (you must meet this requirement if English is not your first language)

Fees and other expenses

Before you apply, make sure you’ve also checked our information on:

How to apply to Study Abroad at AUT

Choose your courses

Before you apply online, you must download and complete the 'paper selection' form. This tells us the papers (courses) you want to study.

You must upload this form when you apply online for the Study Abroad programme.

Download paper selection form (PDF)

Apply online

When you apply online:

  • Select ‘Certificate of Proficiency’ from the programme list
  • Select 'Study Abroad' from the pathways list
  • Upload your completed 'Paper selection' form in the documents section
  • If you're applying for the study-internship option, check the instructions below – you will need to upload more documents.

Apply online for Study Abroad programme

Choosing the study-internship option

If you are applying for the study-internship option, you must follow the process above, but also upload these documents:

If we accept your application, we will send you an offer of place and an invoice for a non-refundable placement fee. Once we receive this fee from you, we start to secure you a work placement.

About the study-internship option for Study Abroad students

When to apply: application deadlines for the Study Abroad programme

Make sure you apply by:

  • 30 November each year (to start in February/Semester 1)
  • 30 April each year (to start in July/Semester 2)

Academic dates for Study Abroad students