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    Auckland University of Technology 2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Fees, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is one of the top 1% universities worldwide by THE rankings with 17 schools, 5 faculties, and 60+ research centers & institutes. The total number of students to study in New Zealand enrolled in the university is 29,500, out of which 6,064 accounts for International students from 108 countries. 68% of students belong below the age criteria of 25. The staff is around from 129 countries with 19% of them being Asian.

    AUT offers 135 undergraduate, 184 postgraduate, 16 certificates & diplomas, and 17 short courses. Admissions are granted for Summer and Winter intakes and follow an open admission policy depending on the seat available for each program at AUT. Graduate courses vary in their intakes. However, there is a February intake for every course. Undergraduate application processing takes one week and graduate applications take four weeks.

    New Zealand AUT-NCUK Excellence Scholarship can be applied through AUT online scholarship portal, the upcoming deadline for which is November 31, 2021. International students can apply for New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships at the Education New Zealand website till July 15 each year.

    Highlights

    Application Portal Online Application, Online for Study Abroad Program, Offline Application
    Application Fee (non-refundable) N/A
    Mode of Payment Debit or Credit Cards
    International Students 6,064
    Alumni 100,000
    Number of staff 4,403
    Professors and Associate Professors 119 and 100
    Degree and postgraduate qualifications 6,272
    UG students in work placement/ internship 93%
    Graduates employed within nine months 84%
    Academic Calendar Semester- based
    Mode of Program Full time, Part-time, Online
    English language proficiency score IELTS or equivalent
    Intake Seasons Summer, Winter
    Work Experience Required
    Financial Aid Scholarships

    Top MBA/MS Programs at AUT 

    Some of the top postgraduate programs at AUT with their fees are mentioned below:

    Program Duration Fees (AUD)
    Master of Business Administration (180 points) 1-1.5 years full-time, 2-4 years part-time $53,715
    Bachelor of Science (Honours) (120 points) 1 year full-time / part-time available $35,100 (computing) $35,444 (science)
    Master of Science (computing and science) 180 points 1 year full-time / part-time available $56,450 (computing) $57,003 (science)
    Master of Education (180 points) 1.5 years full-time / part-time available $32,596
    Master of Arts (240 points) 2 years full-time / part-time available $32,095 ($9,599 Māori Development only)
    Master of Philosophy (architecture and built environment) 120 points 1 year full-time / part-time available $38,585
    Master of English and New Media Studies (180 points) 1.5 years full-time / part-time available $34,050
    Master of Laws (120 points) 1 year full-time / part-time available $35,360

    AUT International Student Admission

    Auckland University of Technology accepts students if they meet the entry requirements with minimum grade point, official education records, financial requirements, study permits, and financial statements to support their higher studies in New Zealand.

    Students can submit the applications both in Online and Offline formats. It is requested to submit copies of documents as they will not be returned after once sent to the university.

    Application Portal: Online Application, Online for Study Abroad Program, Offline Application

    Application Fee: N/A

    Admission Requirements:

    • Official Transcripts of Tertiary education
    • Evaluation of Grading System
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency
    • Proof of Identity and Eligibility (through native country’s Justice of Peace, Notary Public, Member of Parliament, Judge, or any person authorized to the law of the country to administer an oath)
    • Study Permit
    • New Zealand Student Visa
    • Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
    • Medical and Travel Insurance
    • Financial Statement

    Optional Requirements

    Know How to apply for other New Zealand Universities

    Auckland University of Technology Admission Deadlines

    AUT assesses applications till the start of the semester depending upon the program availability. It’s recommended to apply as soon as possible to secure a place in the preferred program.

    Term Start Date
    Semester 1 March 1, 2021
    Semester 2 July 12, 2021
    Trimester 1 (Business professional programs only) March 1, 2021
    Trimester 2 (Business Professional programs only) October 26, 2021

    If applications arrive late than the above-mentioned dates, then they will be processed if places are available in that program. If places are not left, then the student will be considered for upcoming intake. Students can apply anytime for Master of Philosophy, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

    To know Application Deadlines for top New Zealand Universities, Click Here

    Note: For inquiries, students can contact on International Enquiry Form or call at +64 9 921 9099.

    If students are in New Zealand, they can meet at the following address to discuss the study options-

    AUT International

    Auckland University of Technology

    Private Bag 92006

    Auckland 1142

    New Zealand

    Check How to write SOP for New Zealand student visa

    English Proficiency Test Score Requirements

    Auckland University of Technology’s medium of instruction is English. Students whose first language is not English has to meet the minimum level for qualification. IELTS Academic is preferred mostly for AUT qualifications. It is also a required English test for most health science degrees because of professional registration requirements.

    Following degrees requires the minimum IELTS score:

    • Doctoral degrees- 6.5 (7 in Writing and all the other bands higher than 6.0)
    • Postgraduate programs- 6.5 (6.0 or higher in other bands)
    • Bachelor's degree- 6.0 (5.5 or higher in other bands)
    • Diplomas- depends on the type of diploma (6.0 overall with bands 5.5 or higher/ 5.5 overall with bands 5.0 or higher)
    • Certificates- 5.5 (all bands 5 or higher)

    AUT also accepts other standardised test scores to study in New Zealand set by Teaching Council. These scores (varies according to course) are mentioned below:

    Test Minimum Required Score Maximum Required Score
    IELTS 5.0 7.0
    English New Zealand Pathway Assessment Level 1 Level 3 (with no skill lower than Level 2)
    Cert EAS C- A
    NZCEL NZCEL 4 (Academic Endorsement) NZCEL 5 (Academic Endorsement)
    GIE C A
    TOEFL iBT 65 100
    CAE prior to 2015 41 67
    CAE from 2015 154 185
    Pearson (PTE) 35 65
    LanguageCert International ESOL C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) PASS with no less than Pass in each skill C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) PASS with no less than a Pass in each skill
    Trinity ISE ISE II with no less than the distinction in any band ISE III with no less than Pass in any band

    Important Note:

    • For doctoral degrees, GIE results aren’t accepted.
    • Qualifications governed by external bodies do not use LanguageCert International ESOS and Trinity ISE.
    • Qualifications that require more than 65. IELTS scores do not accept LanguageCert International ESOS, NZCEL, and Trinity ISE.
    • Test results shouldn’t be more than two years old.

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, additional tests are also accepted at AUT. Students who are applying in 2020 or 2021 can submit online test scores of IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special At Home Edition.

    Auckland University of Technology Undergraduate Admissions

    AUT provides 135 undergraduate programs to choose from in 15 disciplines. Out of which 102 are taught in the main City Campus. There is one online distance learning program (from Taranaki, Northland) of Midwifery- Bachelor of Health Science. The disciplines vary in fields of law, communication studies, creative technologies, science, business, and many more.

    Application Portal: Online Application, Online for Study Abroad Program, Offline Application

    Application Fees: N/A

    Admission Requirements:

    • University Entrance or equivalent
    • Secondary education transcripts (Evaluations of the grading system)
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency
    • Medical and Travel Insurance
    • Proof of Identity and Eligibility
    • Study Permit
    • Personal statement and letter of recommendation
    • Copy of Passport
    • Bank Statement (to indicate sufficient funds for study)

    Country Specific Requirements at AUT

    Following are some country-specific prerequisites for admission at AUT:

    Country Requirements
    India 75% in four best subjects with a minimum of 60% in English in Higher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School Certificate
    Nepal Bachelor degree with upper second division
    Pakistan Undergraduate degree at a recognized institute with at least one year of study
    Sri Lanka GCE A levels with a minimum of three A-level grades (at least one grade being ‘C’ or higher)
    Bangladesh Undergraduate degree at a recognized institute with at least one year of study

    Auckland University of Technology Graduate Admission

    Auckland University of Technology offers 182 postgraduate diplomas, master’s degrees, postgraduate certificates, and bachelor’s degrees with honors in the disciplines of Language & Culture, Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Business, Art & Design, etc. There are 3 postgraduate certificates and 3 master’s degrees available for online study. Students applying must have an average of grade B to be eligible for some courses.

    Application Portal:

    Student Online Application, Apply online for study abroad program (apply for Certificate of Proficiency), Download application for a program or qualification

    Application Fees: N/A

    Admission Requirements:

    • Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
    • Passport quality photo in electronic format
    • Official Transcripts of Bachelor’s degree
    • Evaluation of Grading System
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency
    • Proof of Identity and Eligibility
    • Study Permit
    • Student Visas
    • Medical and Travel Insurance
    • Financial Statement

    Optional Requirements

    • Personal Statement
    • CV/ Work Experience
    • Letter of Intent
    • Portfolios
    • Selection Interviews

    Here are some specific information and admission requirements for some top graduate programs at AUT:

    Particulars Masters of Business Administration Master of Science Master of Communication Studies Master of Education Master of Design
    Campus City Campus City Campus City Campus City, North, and South Campus City Campus
    Deadlines 12 Jul 2021 20 Sep 2021 28 Feb 2022 9 May 2022 18 Jul 2022 26 Sep 2022 12 Jul 2021 28 Feb 2022 18 Jul 2022 12 Jul 2021 28 Feb 2022 18 Jul 2022 12 Jul 2021 28 Feb 2022 18 Jul 2022 12 Jul 2021 28 Feb 2022 18 Jul 2022
    Fees $53,715 $56,450 (computing) - $57,003 (science) $33,724 $32,596 $37,701
    Minimum Work Experiences 5 years required Not required Not required 2 years required Not required
    IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in each band 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in each band 7.0 overall with 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Listening, and 7.0 in Speaking; or equivalent 6.5 overall score with 7.0 in Writing, and all other bands with 6.0 or higher 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in each band

    FAQs 

    Ques. What to do if I can’t meet the entry requirements for the English Language for admissions at AUT?

    Ans. International students who do not meet entry requirements can enroll themselves in pathway programs. To meet English requirements for AUT, one can study English either at Language courses at AUT International House or enroll in AUT certificates and diplomas in the English Language.

    Ques. How can I get admission at AUT if I do not meet the entry requirements?

    Ans. International students who do not meet the entry requirements can enroll for English Courses or Foundation courses to meet those requirements. English Language Courses include AUT International House and AUT certificates and diplomas in the English Language.

    Ques. What happens after I submit my application at AUT?

    Ans. After a student submits his/her application, the university replies with an acknowledgment email/letter. The university then assesses an application. The processing time for undergraduate applications and graduate applications is one and four weeks respectively. If the application is successful, then the student receives an Offer of Place Letter.

    Ques. What are the deadlines for International Scholarship applications?

    Ans. AUT offers three scholarships to International students. Their deadlines are as follows:

    • New Zealand Government Scholarships (NZAID)- February
    • New Zealand AUT-NCUK Excellence Scholarship- May 31, 2021, and November 30, 2021 (dates can vary but deadlines are in May and November only)
    • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships- July 15th each year

    Ques. What are the deadlines for International MBA admissions?

    Ans. The deadlines for upcoming International admissions are July 12, 2021; September 20, 2021; February 28, 2022; May 9, 2022; July 18, 2022; and September 26, 2022.

    Ques. How can I apply for International admissions at AUT?

    Ans. Students can apply for International undergraduate and graduate admissions through Online Application, Online for Study Abroad Program, and Offline Application.

    Ques. What are the minimum English language requirements for bachelor’s courses?

    Ans. AUT standard English language requirements are fulfilled through IELTS scores. For bachelor’s courses, the overall minimum IELTS score should be 6.0 with 5.5 or higher in bands.

    Ques. What are the minimum English language requirements for postgraduate courses at AUT?

    Ans. AUT standard English language requirements are fulfilled through IELTS scores. For bachelor’s courses, the overall minimum IELTS score should be 6.5 with 6.0 or higher in bands. These scores can differ for programs.

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    It provides me with the best foundation and skills in the field of media and communications. AUT is a progressive place, always improving and accommodating to students in new ways that make studying less of a chore. It was the best choice all round.

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