International student entry requirements

Get info on entry requirements for international students planning to study at AUT.

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements. Because of competition for places, you may need to have more than the minimum entry requirements for admission to some programmes.

Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate (IB) or NCEA results

University Entrance (UE)

Other secondary school qualifications from different countries

Diploma entry requirements
Equivalent to New Zealand Year 12

Bachelor’s degree entry requirements
Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13

Australia

Australia

  • Completion of year 12 and an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 69.6, or equivalent.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Botswana

Botswana

  • Completion of three-year diploma from an affiliated institute of the University of Botswana with good grades.

Brazil

Brazil

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Canada

  • Grade 12 certificate.

Canada

  • Quebec: High School graduation diploma with minimum average of 60% across six subjects, including English at Grade 12.
  • Ontario: Secondary School diploma with a minimum overall average grade of 65%.
  • General: High School graduation diploma from all other provinces will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

China

  • Year 3 certificate of graduation.

China

  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognised university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognised institution

Gaokao results for direct entry to undergraduate studies

Colombia

Colombia

  • Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.

Denmark

Denmark

  • Studentereksamen (upper secondary school leaving examination) or
  • Hojere forberedelseseksamen(hf) or
  • Hojere handelseksamen(hhx) or
  • Hojere teknisk eksamen (htx).

Fiji

  • Fiji school leaving certificate.

Fiji

  • Fiji form 7 certificate, aggregate over four subjects of 250 mark out of 400, with minimum of 50 in English; or
  • Completion of USP Foundation Year programme in either Science or Social Science with a grade average of 'B' or higher and no grade lower than 'C' in the eight required courses; or
  • Applicants who have completed the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) with a minimum of three B grades and grade 5 or better in PSSC English and grade 6 or better in PSSC mathematics

France

France

  • Diplome du Baccalaureat.

Germany

  • Mittlere Reife/Realschulabschluss.

Germany

  • Successful completion of senior high school - Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife.
 

Ghana

  • GCE: A minimum of three A-level grades, with one grade being at least ‘C’ or higher. A result in General Studies cannot be included.

Hong Kong

  • HK Certificate of Education.

Hong Kong

  • Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE) with at least three subjects achieved at Level 4 or better, including English Language and two elective subjects

India

  • Higher secondary certificate (standard xii), minimum 60%.

India

  • Higher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School certificate with an average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 65% in English.
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 65% in English.

Indonesia

  • SMU 7.0.

Indonesia

  • One year's successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • SMU minimum 8.5 (exceptional cases only)

Japan

  • Upper secondary school leaving.

Japan

  • Successful completion of high school diploma with a B average; or
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • Successful completion of a junior college degree diploma of 2-3 years duration.

Kenya

Kenya

  • Successful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a ‘B’ average.

Korea

  • High school diploma.

Korea

  • A minimum of 250 in the Korean university examination.

Malaysia

  • STPM.
  • Chinese unified exams.

Malaysia

  • STPM with three principal passes; or
  • UEC with a maximum of 18 points over six academic subjects; or
  • SAM with an ATAR of 69.6; or
  • Completion of an Australian foundation programme will be considered.

Mexico

Mexico

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Nepal

Nepal

  • Bachelor degree with upper second division.

Nigeria

Nigeria

  • Successful completion of advanced national technical certificate at a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • Advanced national commercial certificate at a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • West African General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. A minimum of three A-Level subjects, with at least a ‘C’ grade or higher.

Norway

Norway

  • Successful completion of Videregaende Skole.

Oman

Oman

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma from a recognised institute with good passing grades.

Pakistan

Pakistan

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Philippines

Philippines

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Russia

  • Certificate of secondary education; or
  • Certificate of maturity.

Russia

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Samoa

Samoa

  • South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) with a minimum of three ‘B’ grades in SPFSC, and a grade 5 or better in PSSC English

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; or
  • Successful completion of a diploma at a recognised college of technology; or
  • Successful completion of a junior health diploma at a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • Successful completion of a higher technical institute diploma at a recognised tertiary institution.

Singapore

  • GCE O level in 4 subjects.

Singapore

  • GCE A levels - A minimum of three H2 passes at C grade.

South Africa

South Africa

  • Successful National Senior Certificate that states the applicant is eligible to enrol in a bachelor’s degree at a South African university.

Sri Lanka

  • GCE O levels.

Sri Lanka

  • GCE A levels with a minimum of three A-level grades, with one grade being at least ‘C’ or higher.  A result in General Studies cannot be included.

Sweden

Sweden

  • Successful completion of Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola

Taiwan

  • Senior high school.

Taiwan

  • Successful completion of senior high school and a two-year junior college diploma.
  • Successful completion of junior high school and a five-year junior college diploma; or
  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Thailand

  • Matayom 6.

Thailand

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

UAE

  • 70% or better in Tawajihya (secondary school certificate).

UAE

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.
 

Uganda

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

UK

  • GCSE (higher grades).

UK

  • A and AS Levels GCSE (considered on a case-by-case basis).

USA

  • High school diploma.

USA

  • High School Diploma plus SAT. SAT tests now require a minimum score of 1150; scores below this may be considered on a case by case basis
  • High School diploma plus a minimum ACT of 22; or
  • Completion of an Associate Degree in an academic stream from a recognised Community College.

Vietnam

  • Universal graduation with a grade of 7 when out of 10, or 30 when out of 40.

Vietnam

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

Worldwide

Worldwide

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum of 24 points.
  • Cambridge International Examination - a minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff* at A or AS level from any subjects which are broadly equivalent to the subjects in the NCEA approved subject list. Must include at least three subjects (excluding Thinking Skills) with grades D or above. Numeracy: A minimum grade of D in International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) mathematics or any mathematics subject at AS or A level. Literacy: A minimum grade of E in English Language and/or English Literature subject at AS or A level.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) with three A-levels including at least one C grade or better. A result in General Studies cannot be included among the 3 on which the application is based.

*UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Services for the UK) Tariff = system which converts AS and A level grades into points.

Graduate diplomas (one year) and graduate certificates (one semester) are considered undergraduate programmes, but students need to generally have completed an undergraduate qualification for entry.

You can find specific entry requirements on the programme page for your chosen programme.

Entry requirements for AUT postgraduate and master’s programmes may vary. You can find specific entry requirements on the programme page for your chosen programme.

Minimum entry requirements are a successfully completed bachelor’s degree in the same area of study from a recognised university and a recognised English language test that meets the language requirements.

You may also be required to provide evidence of relevant work/research experience.

If you’re planning to undertake a thesis, a research proposal will also be required.

Postgraduate entry requirements

English language requirements

AUT classes are taught in English. If you don’t have English as your first language, you need to show evidence of your English language skills.

English language requirements

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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.

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