International opportunities for AUT students

Spending time living and studying overseas can grow your perspective of the world – and expand your education. At AUT, we encourage you to take part in international opportunities and gain valuable global experience.

Find out where you can go on student exchange during your degree, or learn how you can get hands-on experience working overseas on an Internz international scholarship in the year after you graduate.

International student exchange

Interested in travelling while completing your AUT degree? Lots of our students do a semester or two at one of our partner universities on an international exchange.

Studying overseas can change your life – you’ll be immersed in another culture, meet new people and gain international experience. Cross credit the points back to your AUT degree and continue your studies when you return to New Zealand. Here are just a few reasons why you should go on exchange:

  • You’ll learn a lot – both academically and personally
  • You’ll return to AUT with more self-confidence and maturity
  • You’ll add value to your degree by experiencing different teaching styles and taking different courses

Where you can go on exchange, how to apply, and more

Find out more about international exchange, including a list of our partner institutions and how to apply, on our student website Student Hub Online.

Exchange info

AUT Internz: international internships for graduates

If you’re keen to transition quickly from study to the workforce, and doing it in a new market – and culture – sounds exciting, you can apply for an Internz scholarship to take you overseas in the year after you graduate.

The AUT Internz scholarship programme helps fast-track AUT graduates into the world of work , offering around thirty 12-week paid internships to graduating students each year. The scholarship includes return travel to the destination city, a visa and health and travel insurance.

Over 200 new AUT graduates have had their first taste of working life in countries like the United States, Canada, Singapore and the UK, working for global organisations including Allbirds, Lululemon, Paramount Recording Studios, Red Antler, Facebook and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Learn more about AUT Internz on our student website, Student Hub Online.

Internz scholarship info

Where we've been: AUT students and grads abroad

Gain international experience with an overseas exchange like AUT alumnus Andy Bell who studied humanities and social sciences at Comillas Pontifical University in Spain
Billy Fry attended San Diego State University, studying a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. SDSU is a popular host university for sport and recreation students.
Melinda Lam in Sweden
Melinda Lam made many friends during her exchange to Malmo University, Sweden, and discovered a passion for international education through her time abroad.
Shivani Mudaliar and Bree O’Leary
Shivani Mudaliar and Bree O’Leary, Singapore. Shivani interned as an event coordinator at Trouble Brewing, learning new skills from people in marketing, design, business and sales. Bree was a design intern at The Teeth.
Kylsen Tatlonghari in Japan
Kylsen Tatlonghari says his exchange in Japan felt like a dream, and while overseas he realised there was more to discover in the world beyond New Zealand.
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Emilly Liang
Giovanni Gambassi
Natassja Cox
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