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 AUT’s 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 Academic Colleges Group (ACG), 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 ACG.

AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies (ACG website)
Download prospectus for AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies
Course starting dates (ACG 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) 

Last updated: 02-Aug-2017 8.03am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.