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Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

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Study in New Zealand at one of the world’s best modern universities. Located in Auckland, AUT is among the top 1% of universities in the world and the top 50 universities under 50 years of age.

Our mission is to create great graduates, and we have 110,000 alumni who have successful careers around the world. We offer students exceptional modern learning experiences, and industry connections and workplace experience are an important part of our programmes.


International student entry requirements

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

Bachelor’s degrees and diplomas (includes entry requirements by country)

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.

  • 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.
  • A minimum of CCC scores (7 points) across the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY)
  • Acceptance of the NCUK English for Academic Purposes qualification as an alternative to meeting the English-language requirements, with a minimum of a C grade overall and no less than D grade in each component.

Graduate diplomas and graduate certificates

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.

Postgraduate programmes

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.

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