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Estd 2000Established Year

Auckland University of Technology Admissions 2020-21: Application Process, Deadlines & Requirements

The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) was established in the year 2000. The University was originally established Auckland Technical School in 1895 and became the first polytechnic of New Zealand to become a University in 2000. The University offers both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. A student has an option to choose from the 250 courses provided at the University.

  • The University has 5,600 International students from over 100 countries.
  • A student needs to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria of the courses and should have minimum English Language Proficiency scores.
  • Other than this, a student should take care of his visa in order to study in New Zealand.


Application PortalUniversity Online Application
Application FeeNone
English Proficiency RequirementIELTS
IELTSAverage of 6.0
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Financial AidScholarships, Work study, Educational Loans, Grants,

Auckland University of Technology Admission Deadline

Application deadline for 2019 and 2020 session is mentioned below:

For 2019 session
Business Professional ProgramTrimester 3: October 29
OtherSemester 2: July 15
For 2020 session
Business Professional ProgramTrimester 1: 2 March 2020
Trimester 3: 26 October 2020
OtherSemester 1: February 24
Semester 2: July 13

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

The Auckland University of Technology accepts standardized scores of TOEFL iBT, IELTS academic. However, the minimum scores vary according to different courses. Following table shows the minimum IELTS academic requirements for different programs.

CourseIELTS academic Minimum Score

University also accepts following scores, equivalent of IELTS, as proof of english proficiency:


Visa Process for International Students

All the students who want to study in New Zealand need to apply for a student visa through Immigration New Zealand. A student needs to apply for a visa through Immigration Online website. A student will be required to create a RealMe account there and follow the instructions.

Documents to be provided-

  • Bio-page of passport
  • Evidence of payment of fees: A student can submit payment acknowledgement slip by AUT or Scholarship letter or financial guarantee.
  • Proof of living expenses

Auckland University of Technology Undergraduate Admission

The Auckland University of Technology offers various undergraduate programs in Architecture, Art and design, Hospitality, tourism, law, Science, Social sciences and public policy, Sport and Recreation, Engineering, Health sciences, etc.

Where to Apply: University Online Application

Application Fee: None

Admission Requirement:

  • Educational Documents
  • Photo
  • Electronic copy of Passport

Requirements of some countries:

IndiaAn average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 60% in English or Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 60% in English.
ChinaSenior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma. A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao).
BangladeshOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree
Sri LankaGCE A levels with a minimum of three A-level grades. One grade must be at least 'C' or higher.
NepalBachelor degree with upper second division.
SingaporeGCE A levels - A minimum of three H2 passes at C grade.

Auckland University of Technology Graduate Admission

The University provides various graduate level courses for its students. Some of the courses are- Master of Architecture, Master of Design, Master of Philosophy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Science, etc.

Where to Apply: University Online Portal

Application Fee: None

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Recommendations
  • Resume
  • English proficiency Scores

The Following table shows some of the graduate programs offered by AUT:

CourseAdmission Requirements
Master of Architecture (Professional)Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7; or equivalent
Master of Business Administration (MBA)A bachelor’s degree; Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience since gaining the degree or other qualification; Aptitude test and/or interview
Master of PhilosophyA bachelor’s degree or Bachelor’s honors degree
Master of Health ScienceBachelor of Health Science
Master of Sport and ExerciseBachelor of Sport and Recreation

The Admission Process of the University is not very lengthy. The admission processing time for an undergraduate program is approximately 5 to 7 days and for post-graduate program is 4 to 6 weeks. Students can also work while they study at the University. An International student can work upto 20 hours a week while studying at the University.

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