Personal details and citizenship

You will need to provide your personal details and citizenship in the first section of the application to study at AUT.

Personal details


Select your title from the dropdown box

Legal first name(s)

Enter your first name into the box

Legal family name

Enter your surname into the box. Note: AUT is obliged to record your legal name under government requirements. Your legal name will be printed on your official AUT transcript and graduation parchment, and must match the documents you supply in later sections of the application.

Date of birth

Enter the date you were born into the box in this format: 1995-Feb-20


Select male, female or gender diverse from the dropdown box

Residency status

Select one of the following options from the dropdown box:

  • Citizen
  • Australian citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • International
  • Refugee

See below for more details about the citizenship section of the application.

IRD number

Enter your Inland Revenue (IRD) number into the three boxes provided. Supplying your IRD number is voluntary. The Ministry of Education requests IRD numbers so it can share information regarding student enrolments. If you choose to provide your IRD number on the enrolment form it will be included with your enrolment details and will be reported to the Ministry of Education.

NSI number/NZQA number (if available)

If you have this number, enter it into the box. If you have completed NCEA standards, you will already have a National Student Number.

The National Student Index (NSI) is a system maintained by the Ministry of Education that contains registration details for all learners known to the ministry. Each learner is given a life-long National Student Number (NSN). The same number is used on a learner’s NZQA (NZ Qualification Authority) Record of Achievement.


You are eligible to study at AUT as a domestic student if you are:

  • A New Zealand citizen or holder of a residence class visa
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • A holder of a birth certificate with place of birth stated as Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau
  • Applying under refugee status

To confirm your eligibility to study at AUT, we require certain documentation by law. This is very important and must be done in order to process your application. You will need to supply a certified copy, not an original, of one of the following documents:

New Zealand citizen

  • New Zealand birth certificate
  • New Zealand passport
  • Certificate of New Zealand citizenship or letter of confirmation
  • A statement of Whakapapa, stating your full name, date of birth and countersigned by a Kaumātua or notable member of the Māori community. Note: this form of evidence is acceptable only when an applicant cannot obtain a birth certificate. Both the applicant and a Kaumātua must sign the Whakapapa as evidence of identity and citizenship
  • Birth certificate with place of birth stated as Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau

Holder of a New Zealand residence class visa

  • Passport with a New Zealand permanent resident visa or resident visa. You will also need to write your country of citizenship in the space provided

Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian passport
  • Passport with an Australian permanent residence stamp

Refugee status

  • Document from New Zealand Immigration Service as evidence of your application for refugee status