Fees, dates and applying for Study Abroad

Our Study Abroad programme offers an incredible opportunity to study in New Zealand. Find out about programme entry requirements, study costs and start dates.

New Zealand's borders are open!

International students can now apply for a visa to study in Auckland at AUT.

We are excited to be able to open our doors to AUT international students to study on campus once again.

What future international students need to know

Entry requirements, application details, and fees and payment info

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)

You can apply for Study Abroad online. You'll need to have certain documents ready when you apply – the checklist below describes what you'll need.

Application checklist

Have these documents ready when you apply:

  • Current passport that won’t expire while you are in New Zealand
  • Official, current transcript
  • Health insurance
  • IELTS results if applicable
  • A New Zealand visa that allows you to study

Complete the online form to apply for the Study Abroad programme.

Applying online

Complete the online form to apply for the Study Abroad programme. To choose the Study Abroad option in the form, you need to:

  1. In the “My programmes” page, choose “Study Abroad” as the category of study
  2. Choose your intake (in which semester you plan to start)
  3. Continue completing the form

Apply online

Applying for the study-internship option?

If you want to do the study-internship option, contact the Study Abroad team for details on how to apply.

Fees per semester for 2023

These prices are in New Zealand dollars.

  • Tuition fee for Study Abroad: NZ$12,800 per semester (for AUT 60 points)
  • Placement fee (study-internship option only): NZ$1,000
  • Compulsory insurance premium: NZ$375.00 per semester
  • Student Services Levy*: NZ$537.09 per semester

*The Student Services Levy is made up of the Compulsory Student Services Fee. For current information, check our services fee page.

Compulsory Student Services Fee

Payment options

There are different ways you can pay your fees. Find out more on our payment options page.

Payment options for international students

Entry requirements: getting into the AUT Study Abroad programme

You must meet these requirements before you apply:

  • 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 requirements (if English is not your first language):
    • An IELTS (Academic) score of 6 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher for undergraduate programmes
    • An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher for postgraduate programmes
    • Note that some specialised study programmes may have a higher English language requirement
  • Be at least 18 years of age. If you are younger, please contact AUT Study Abroad:

Campus locations

city campus

AUT City Campus

55 Wellesley Street East
Auckland Central
north campus

AUT North Campus

90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
south campus

AUT South Campus

640 Great South Rd
Manukau, Auckland

Semester dates

Check the key dates for the AUT academic year.

Semester dates


AUT's accommodation buildings
Jason Mann Photography

AUT accommodation is a great option for international students. It's modern and convenient – live just minutes away from our City or North campuses.


Contact us

Contact us if you have questions about the Study Abroad programme.



Preparing for your trip to New Zealand

Make sure you prepare for your trip to New Zealand and your first few days in Auckland.

Future international student looking to study in New Zealand - what you need to know

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