Returned exchange students are usually bursting with enthusiasm about their experiences. By going on a student exchange you will:
To be eligible to go on student exchange you must:
Postgraduate student exchange: You can also apply for a student exchange if you're a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Business student. Other postgraduate exchanges may be possible – contact the International Programmes Coordinator.
International students: International students can go on exchange. But if you want to go on exchange to your home country, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
You'll study a number of papers related to your programme. All our partner universities teach and assess in English. Sometimes the choices you have are limited, so we recommend course planning as early as possible.
You are required to study a full-time load (of whatever length and structure) as set by the partner university for its own domestic students. This then equates to a full-time load of study at AUT (i.e. 60 credit points per semester). If you pass this full-time study load overseas, your study programme/degree is credited with 60 credit points per semester of study.
These credits are either specified (i.e. they relate to the requirements of a major) or unspecified (i.e. they relate to the elective part of your degree).
Depending on where you go, a semester on student exchange costs around $12,000 to $15,000.
Some costs will include:
Yes. You still pay your standard tuition fees to AUT, but you don't pay tuition fees to your host university.
It depends on the programme you're studying:
Most of AUT’s partner universities have on-campus housing, and you will apply for this when you complete the application to your partner university.
You're only on your own if you choose to be. There will be students to mix/live with from the country you are living in and from other overseas partners. You can take up sport/artistic/community activities and interact with local people this way. There is always a specific staff member appointed at our partner universities to take charge of exchange arrangements and student welfare.
You’ll need to choose a university that offers papers similar to what you’re studying at AUT.