Why study at AUT as an international student

Studying at AUT as an international student is a great choice. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, AUT is a modern and innovative university located in the centre of Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city. We focus on helping our students find their greatness and prepare them for a bright future.

Study in the heart of Auckland

  • AUT is located in Auckland, New Zealand’s economic hub
  • Three modern campuses across Auckland; all with world-class facilities
  • Minutes away from restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping centres in the Auckland CBD
  • Hop on a ferry to experience the beautiful Waitemata Harbour or swim at the safe city beaches close by

One of the world’s leading modern universities

  • Highly ranked for the quality of our teaching and learning
  • Ranked first in New Zealand for international outlook
  • Over 100,000 alumni around  the world, with AUT graduates in demand in every sector
  • A supportive university culture that celebrates diversity
  • Courses that encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, problem-solving and connections with industry
  • 90% of bachelor’s degree students complete workplace experience as part of their studies, which often leads to their career start in New Zealand
  • A wide range of student support services, including dedicated support for international students
  • Stand out to employers through our employability workshops, networking events, and the AUT Edge and Beyond Awards

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A strong research culture

  • Ranked first in Australasia for global research impact (Times Higher Education)
  • 60+ research centres and institutes delivering leading research
  • World-leading academic staff who are known as experts in their field
  • Research strengths include sport science, public health, biomedical technology, radio astronomy and space science, and tourism and hospitality
  • Many opportunities for students to be involved in our research

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Studying at AUT in Auckland: see what it’s like

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Facts about Auckland

  • New Zealand's largest city, with 1.5 million people
  • Situated on a beautiful harbour with all the advantages of a big city
  • Culturally diverse, with one in three Aucklanders born overseas
  • 1,500 kms of coastline with more than 80 beaches, many accessible from the city centre
  • New Zealand’s economic powerhouse, with easy access to key international markets
  • Subtropical and pleasant climate all year – average of 25°C in summer and a mild 11°C in winter

Facts about New Zealand

  • Similar in size to the UK or Japan, but with only 5 million people
  • Friendly and welcoming, and easy to make friends
  • One of the safest countries in the world
  • A high standard of living, and stable and democratic
  • Above average quality of education, healthcare, government services, income and wealth, and infrastructure
  • A great lifestyle, stunning scenery and lots of adventures
  • Many opportunities to experience New Zealand's unique Māori culture

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