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Auckland University of Technology

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Quick facts:

  • Professional and vocational training in New Zealand
  • Auckland: one of the most pleasant cities to live in
  • Five-star University according to QS Top Universities Rankings

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a public university, accredited by the New Zealand government. Worldly reputed for its departments of Art & Design, Accounting & Finances, as well as Business and Management, it is a fast-growing university.

A day in the Life of International Students at AUT City Campus

The video introduces International Students to AUT City campus and Auckland City.

Innovation, employability, and international outreach

This former polytechnic school, created in 1895, obtained the status of national university in 2000. Recognized in the whole South Hemisphere as being at the cutting edge of technological innovation, it has received five stars from the QS Top Universities rankings.

Auckland University of Technology counts 28,314 students of whom 2,660 are internationals coming from 90 different countries. The campus has 19 lecture theatres, 41 computer labs, two cafeterias, one bar, and four cafés. There are also three fitness centers and gyms, as well as indoor stadiums.

The university is made up of 15 departments: Art & Design, Business, Communication, IT and Mathematics, Creative Technologies, Education, Engineering, Health sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, Languages, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences and Public Policies, Sports and Recreation, Māori studies. AUT is the university experiencing the fastest growth in New Zealand today. Recognized internationally, it is a competitive institution with a notable international outreach. It has the highest employability rate among all universities in New Zealand.


Programs and specialties

AUT offers a large choice of programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All programs are developed in partnership with companies and professionals; consequently, they reflect the reality of the professional world and the current needs of the different sectors of industry. Students at AUT benefit from high quality teachings, and from interactive classes in small groups.

AUT’s three most recognized departments are: Art & Design (ranking 50th in QS Top University Rankings), Accounting & Finance (ranking 150th in the world), and Business and Management (top 200).


Student Life in Auckland

New Zealand is a unique country with majestic and varied landscapes. From beaches to green lake shores, fjords and snow-capped mountains: there is something for everyone.

Auckland has been voted third best city in the world by the Mercers Quality of Living Survey in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Auckland is a clean city with modern facilities; the climate is pleasant and its inhabitants are renowned for being welcoming and laid-back.

International students at Auckland receive support throughout their studies, thanks to a devoted team of international academic advisers. In terms of accommodation, the university offers individual rooms in student halls. Located on campus, the residence is a comfortable and practical option: bills, furniture, and Wi-Fi are all included. A room in a student residence costs between 5,670€ and 6,800€ per academic year.


Join AUT

Admissions at AUT are on application only. Students are advised to send their applications at least two months before the beginning of classes. Obtaining a student visa can take up to 6 weeks. Each application must include a filled application form, baccalaureate transcripts, a personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and a proof of English proficiency. To join an undergraduate degree at AUT students must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. For masters’ degrees, students need a minimum score of 6.5.

Tuition fees are fairly affordable and vary according to programs. A year of studies costs about 6,000€ and international students are eligible to various scholarships.

Joining Auckland University of Technology represents a unique opportunity: enjoying the idyllic lifestyle of New Zealand while being part of an innovative and dynamic university. Study Experience is here to assist you and offer you advice regardless of your choice of studies. Get in touch with a member of the team for more information.

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