Study Abroad at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand
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Study Abroad at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand

AUT University is the second largest University in New Zealand and is among the fastest growing. 4,000 international students from 85+ countries flock to campus each year and there are three unique campuses all within Auckland. AUT is accredited by the New Zealand government and offers personal and interactive classroom settings. AUT also boasts the highest graduate employment rate out of all the universities in New Zealand. Come check it out for yourself!

AUT accepts international students twice per year: in March and July. You may apply as a College Freshman, but at the time of application, you must have a high school diploma and a 1500 SAT score. Alternatively, Sophomores and above are welcome to apply for an exchange.

AUT offers a broad range of courses:
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Collaborative Creative Technologies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer & Mathematical Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Foreign Languages & Culture
  • Law
  • Sciences (including Social)
  • Public Policy
  • Design (Fashion, Textiles, Product, Digital, Graphic)
  • Sports & Recreation
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Health Sciences
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Social Sciences
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Program Reviews

based on 198 reviews
  • Academics 7
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 7.5
  • Housing 8.7
  • Safety 9.4
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Amazing Auckland Abroad Experience!

Kia Ora! I had the most educational and exhilarating experience when I studied hospitality tourism during my 6-month semester at AUT, January through June 2010. My daily walk to Uni was about 10 minutes, and my flexible class schedule allowed me to complete a 400-hour internship at a local hotel. AUT is located right in the heart of Auckland, so after class there was always something fun to do close-by with my new kiwi mates. I even had the chance to travel extensively on the weekends and uni holidays, so having the city and its many resources at my fingertips helped so much. I never felt alone or hard-pressed to find something to do or someone to hang out with - class and the daily life I had was the perfect mix of study and fun.

I truly enjoyed learning in a foreign setting and seeing firsthand how different yet similar the American and Kiwi culture are to each other. My experience will forever stay with me; it formed memories and skills for both my personal and professional life that I will forever carry with me.

How can this program be improved?

I think the only thing that could be changed was perhaps having more on-campus programs for abroad students to meet local students. I did meet many kiwis and other international students in my classes, but perhaps having some activities where everyone can come together would be effective (the Noho Marae weekend for example was awesome in submerging all students in meeting and having fun with each other). Perhaps a sponsored coffee hour or study groups could enhance student life even more!

Yes, I recommend
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New Zealand and AUT was an amazing experience. The classes where great and transferred to my home school easily. I really enjoyed my time there! The area is great, beautiful places to travel and very easy to get around.

How can this program be improved?

Nothing, it was truly great

Yes, I recommend
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Best County Ever! $

I found the orientation to be very be helpful. They integrated you into the xountry well. The housing was nice and I roomed with a lot of different people. I found getting set up for classes a bit difficult. AUT was a great location for weekend travel to other parts of the country. Aukland was a great city with a lot to do.

How can this program be improved?

Setting up your classes was very frustrating. I would have liked that to ha e been better explained.

Yes, I recommend

About AUT University

AUT University was established in 1895 and has transitioned from an excellent polytechnic to become a world ranked university. We are New Zealand’s third largest and fastest growing university – positioned in the top 5% of Universities...