Why study at AUT as an international student 

Studying at AUT as an international student is a great choice. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, AUT is a modern and innovative university located in the centre of Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city. We focus on helping our students find their greatness and prepare them for a bright future. 

AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and each member of our staff contributes to this. We offer exceptional learning experiences that prepare students to be successful wherever in the world their career may take them. 

Study in the heart of Auckland 

  • AUT is located in Auckland, New Zealand’s economic hub and largest city 
  • Three modern campuses across Auckland; all with world-class facilities 
  • Minutes away from restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping centres in the Auckland city centre  
  • Hop on a ferry to experience the beautiful Waitemata Harbour or swim at the safe city beaches close by 



One of the world’s leading modern universities 

  • Highly ranked for the quality of our teaching and learning and the top 50 universities under 50 years of age 
  • Courses that encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, problem-solving and connections with industry 
  • 90% of bachelor’s degree students complete workplace experience as part of their studies, which often leads to their career start in New Zealand  
  • Stand out to employers through our employability workshops, networking events, and the AUT Edge and Beyond Awards  
  • A supportive university culture that celebrates diversity  
  • Ranked first in New Zealand for international outlook 
  • Over 100,000 alumni around the world, with AUT graduates in demand in every sector 
  • A wide range of student support services, including dedicated support for international students 
  • We have an overall five-star rating from university rankings organisation QS for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Sports (specialist subject) 

A strong research Culture 

  • Ranked first in Australasia for global research impact (Times Higher Education) 
  • 60+ research centres and institutes delivering leading research 
  • World-leading academic staff who are known as experts in their field 
  • Research strengths include sport science, public health, biomedical technology, radio astronomy and space science, and tourism and hospitality 
  • Our staff have collaborated on research projects with 140 different countries and worked with more than 5,000 industry partners around the world 
  • Our research also feeds back into the classroom, and students can contribute to and learn from these research discoveries 


Facts about Auckland 

  • New Zealand’s largest city, with 1.5 million people 
  • Situated on a beautiful harbour with all the advantages of a big city 
  • Culturally diverse, with one in three Aucklanders born overseas 
  • 1,500 kms of coastline with more than 80 beaches, many accessible from the city centre 
  • New Zealand’s economic powerhouse, with easy access to key international markets 
  • Pleasant climate all year – average of 25°C in summer and a mild 11°C in winter 

Facts about New Zealand 

  • Similar in size to the UK or Japan, but with only 5 million people 
  • Friendly and welcoming, and easy to make friends 
  • One of the safest countries in the world 
  • A high standard of living, and stable and democratic 
  • Above average quality of education, healthcare, government services, income and wealth, and infrastructure 
  • A great lifestyle, stunning scenery and lots of adventures 
  • Many opportunities to experience New Zealand’s unique Māori culture 


Please visit https://www.aucklandnz.com/study-work-and-live/study/why-auckland for additional information on Auckland. They feature the top 10 reasons to study in Auckland as well as having images and other resources available to you. 


Raewyn Castle 

Acting Regional Manager – South East Asia 
AUT International Group 
Auckland University of Technology 
E raewyn.castle@aut.ac.nz  W aut.ac.nz 

Pablo Fernandez 

Regional Manager – On-Shore 
AUT International Group 
Auckland University of Technology 
E pablo.fernandez@aut.ac.nz  W aut.ac.nz 

May Wang 

Regional Manager – North Asia 
AUT International Group 
Auckland University of Technology 
E may.wang@aut.ac.nz W aut.ac.nz 

Tony Dong 

China Recruitment Manager  
AUT International Group 
Auckland University of Technology 
E tony.dong@aut.ac.nz W aut.ac.nz 

Fatima Sayed Naqvi 

India Recruitment Manager  
AUT International Group 
Auckland University of Technology 
E fatima.sayed@aut.ac.nz W aut.ac.nz 

  1. China specific resources   
  • China microsite: autuni.cn 



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