Statistical student information

Statistical information is required by the Ministry of Education and other authorised agencies.

Ethnicity and language

Choose the ethnic groups you belong to

  • Select up to three
  • If you select the ‘Other’ ethnic group option, specify your ethnicity by filling in the textbox
  • If you are of Māori descent, state the Iwi with which you have the strongest affiliation by selecting an option from the dropdown boxes. Up to three Iwi may be selected. If you don’t know your Iwi or do not want to answer, select the ‘DON'T KNOW’ option.

Your first language

  • Select the correct option to answer this question: ‘Is English or Māori your first language?’ If you select no, you must complete the extra language details section
  • Select your first language from the dropdown box - this is the language you’ve used since birth and are most confident in
  • Select the language test you’ve completed to achieve AUT’s required English language standards. AUT prefers IELTS. Enter the result type (eg ‘Listening’), your result and the date you took the test
  • Only results achieved within the last two years can be considered
  • Click the ‘Add Test to List’ button. Your information should appear on the page.

When you have finished adding tests, click the ‘Next’ button.

Your current activity and reason for choosing AUT

  • Select an answer to the statement: ‘Main activity on 1st October in the year prior to your first formal enrolment.’
  • Select an answer to the question: ‘What was the main reason for your decision to study at AUT?’
  • Select an answer to the question: ‘Do you expect to complete the final requirements for your AUT qualification this year?’ Answering 'yes' indicates that you will graduate in the coming year.

Do you live with the effects of long term illness, injury, disability, or are you deaf?

If you live with the effects of long term illness, injury, disability, or are deaf, you may wish to give details by highlighting one of the checkboxes in the application. Providing this information is optional. Details will help us improve our services.


People who self-identify as deaf. These are usually people who use NZSL.

Hearing impairment

Any degree of hearing loss. Usually students who do not use NZSL.


People who self-identify as blind.

Vision impairment

People who self-identify as vision impaired.

Specific learning disability


  • Dyslexia (impaired reading abilities)
  • Dysgraphia (impaired writing abilities)
  • Dyscalculia (impaired mathematical abilities)
  • All other specific learning disabilities



  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurological
  • All other medical impairments

Head injury

People who have experienced head injury involving loss of consciousness, such as traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury.

Mental health

Psychological or psychiatric impairments.


People with physical and/or mobility impairments.

Speech impairment

Includes speech impairments and speech disorders.

Temporary impairment

Includes temporary impairment or injury that is expected to last less than 6 months.

Other disability

If you highlight this box, specify the disability by filling in the text box.

Disability support or resources

If you indicate that you live with the effects of long term illness, injury, disability or you are Deaf, you will be asked if you would like to receive information about support from a Student Hub disability specialist.

You can also contact us if you need additional resources or support, eg NZ Sign Language interpreter, note taker, personal assistance or assistance with exams. Contact the Student Hub