AUT is the second largest university in New Zealand, with 100,000 alumni around the world. We’re located in Auckland, the third best city in the world to live in. When you study at AUT, you’ll join 5,600 international students from more than 100 countries.
New Zealand is a stable, English-speaking democracy with just over four million people. We are one of the most peaceful nations in the world and one of the best countries to live in.
International student entry requirements
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.
Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate (IB) or NCEA results
Other high school qualifications from different countries
|Diploma entry requirements|
Equivalent to New Zealand Year 12
|Bachelor’s degree entry requirements|
Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13
|Australia||AustraliaCompletion of year 12 and an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 69.6, or equivalent.|
|Bangladesh||BangladeshOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|Botswana||BotswanaCompletion of three-year diploma from an affiliated institute of the University of Botswana with good grades.|
|Brazil||BrazilOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|CanadaGrade 12 certificate.||CanadaQuebec: High School graduation diploma with minimum average of 60% across six subjects, including English at Grade 12.Ontario: Secondary School diploma with a minimum overall average grade of 65%.General: High School graduation diploma from all other provinces will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.|
|ChinaYear 3 certificate of graduation.||ChinaSenior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor’s level; orSenior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognised university.A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognised institutionGaokao results for direct entry to undergraduate studies [PDF, 353.3 KB]|
|Colombia||ColombiaSuccessful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.|
|Denmark||DenmarkStudentereksamen (upper secondary school leaving examination) orHojere forberedelseseksamen(hf) orHojere handelseksamen(hhx) orHojere teknisk eksamen (htx).|
|FijiFiji school leaving certificate.||FijiFiji form 7 certificate, aggregate over four subjects of 250 mark out of 400, with minimum of 50 in English; orCompletion of USP Foundation Year programme in either Arts, Business or Social Science with a grade average of ‘B’ or higher and no grade lower than ‘C’ in the eight required courses; orApplicants who have completed the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) with a minimum of three B grades and grade 5 or better in PSSC English and grade 6 or better in PSSC mathematics|
|France||FranceDiplome du Baccalaureat.|
|GermanyMittlere Reife/Realschulabschluss.||GermanySuccessful completion of senior high school – Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife.|
|GhanaGCE: A minimum of three A-level grades, with one grade being at least ‘C’ or higher. A result in General Studies cannot be included.|
|Hong KongHK Certificate of Education.||Hong KongScore of 15, based on aggregate of best five subjects, (i.e. five subjects at an average Level 3 in each subject) from any combination of Core and Category A and C electives but excluding Category B (Applied Learning) subjects.|
|IndiaHigher secondary certificate (standard xii), minimum 60%.||IndiaHigher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School certificate with an average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 60% in English.Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 60% in English.|
|IndonesiaSMU 7.0.||IndonesiaOne year’s successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; orSMU minimum 8.5 (exceptional cases only)|
|JapanUpper secondary school leaving.||JapanSuccessful completion of high school diploma with a B average; orOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; orSuccessful completion of a junior college degree diploma of 2-3 years duration.|
|Kenya||KenyaSuccessful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a ‘B’ average.|
|KoreaHigh school diploma.||KoreaA minimum of 250 in the Korean university examination.|
|MalaysiaSTPM.Chinese unified exams.||MalaysiaSTPM with three principal passes; orUEC with a maximum of 20 points over five academic subjects; orSAM with an ATAR of 69.6; orCompletion of an Australian foundation programme will be considered; orSuccessful completion of the Malaysian Matrikulation Certificate (Matrikulasi) with a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5|
|Mexico||MexicoOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|Nepal||NepalBachelor degree with upper second division.|
|Nigeria||NigeriaSuccessful completion of advanced national technical certificate at a recognised tertiary institution; orAdvanced national commercial certificate at a recognised tertiary institution; orWest African General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. A minimum of three A-Level subjects, with at least a ‘C’ grade or higher.|
|Norway||NorwaySuccessful completion of Videregaende Skole.|
|Oman||OmanOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; orSuccessful completion of a two-year diploma from a recognised institute with good passing grades.|
|Pakistan||PakistanOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|Papua New Guinea||Papua New GuineaOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|Philippines||PhilippinesOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|RussiaCertificate of secondary education; orCertificate of maturity.||RussiaOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|Samoa||SamoaSouth Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) with a minimum of three ‘B’ grades in SPFSC, and a grade 5 or better in PSSC English|
|Saudi Arabia||Saudi ArabiaOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute; orSuccessful completion of a diploma at a recognised college of technology; orSuccessful completion of a junior health diploma at a recognised tertiary institution; orSuccessful completion of a higher technical institute diploma at a recognised tertiary institution.|
|SingaporeGCE O level in 4 subjects.||SingaporeGCE A levels – A minimum of three H2 passes at C grade.|
|South Africa||South AfricaSuccessful National Senior Certificate that states the applicant is eligible to enrol in a bachelor’s degree at a South African university.|
|Sri LankaGCE O levels.||Sri LankaGCE A levels with a minimum of three A-level grades, with one grade being at least ‘C’ or higher. A result in General Studies cannot be included.|
|Sweden||SwedenSuccessful completion of Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola|
|TaiwanSenior high school.||TaiwanSuccessful completion of senior high school and a two-year junior college diploma.Successful completion of junior high school and a five-year junior college diploma; orOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|ThailandMatayom 6.||ThailandOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|UAE70% or better in Tawajihya (secondary school certificate).||UAEOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|UgandaOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.|
|UKGCSE (higher grades).||UKA and AS Levels GCSE (considered on a case-by-case basis).|
|USAHigh school diploma.||USAHigh School Diploma plus SAT. SAT tests now require a minimum score of 1150; scores below this may be considered on a case by case basisHigh School diploma plus a minimum ACT of 22; orCompletion of an Associate Degree in an academic stream from a recognised Community College.|
|VietnamUniversal graduation with a grade of 7 when out of 10, or 30 when out of 40.||VietnamOne year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.Successful completion of Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate (Bang Tot Ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong) with a minimum GPA of 8.0 obtained from selected schools. A list of acceptable high schools is in the attached list. Download detailed information [PDF, 2.0 MB]|
|Worldwide||WorldwideInternational 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.|
*UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Services for the UK) Tariff = system which converts AS and A level grades into points.
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.
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.
Postgraduate entry requirements