Australian school students planning to study at AUT

Thinking of coming to New Zealand to study? AUT is New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university, based in Auckland. We pride ourselves on offering qualifications that are relevant, future-focused and in demand.

Study areas at AUT

Download a programme brochure

How to apply

University Entrance requirements

Australian Secondary Schooling
You must have an Australian high school ranking with:

  • An ATAR rank of 69.6 or above; or
  • An OP rank of 14 or below

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
You must have:

  • General: 120 points or above on the UCAS Tariff at A or AS level from an approved list (equivalent to NCEA approved subject list) and a grade of D or above in at least 3 different syllabus groups (excluding Thinking Skills)
  • Numeracy: D or above in IGCSE Mathematics
  • Literacy: E or above in AS English Language or AS English Literature

International Baccalaureate (IB)
You must have:

  • Been awarded the IB Diploma (24 points minimum); and
  • Satisfied literacy and numeracy requirements by successfully completing English as language (IB Group 1) and any mathematics subject (IB Group 5)

Special Admission
You must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Not have a University Entrance qualification; and
  • Be 20 years or over by the first day of semester in which the programme begins

Some programmes have additional requirements, such as specific school subjects, supporting documents or an interview.

How to pay

If you've been living overseas and come to New Zealand to study, the StudyLink website offers great information about student loans and student allowances to support your study.

Funding your study in New Zealand (StudyLink website)

AUT student fees

Where to live

Living on campus is a great option, particularly in your first year. AUT student accommodation is convenient, modern and supportive – just minutes from the AUT City or North Campus.

Student accommodation at AUT

Contact us to find out more

Hayley Welch
Manager - Future Students

Sam Pilisi
Manager - Future Students, South Campus

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Last updated: 27-Oct-2017 8.40am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.