Spotlight on: Auckland University of Technology


Born at the start of the millennium, on January 1 2000, AUT is truly an educational centre for the millennial generations. It is the second-largest university in New Zealand with 3 campuses and 26000 students, ranked among the top 1.2 % worldwide, and is located in Auckland, the third best city in the world to live in (according to Mercer’s Index).

QS ratings for 2019 indicate AUT as number 1 in New Zealand for Health subjects, while also earning global ranks for Sport, Hospitality and Leisure Management, and Art and Design. With 5600 international students from 100 countries studying at AUT, and its number 1 rank in Australasia for International Outlook, as per THE University Rankings, AUT is well-suited to any seeking to study abroad.

Key facts

1. Entry requirements

The minimum academic requirement for entry into a postgraduate certificate or diploma programme, or a Masters programme, is a successfully completed Bachelors Degree from a recognised university, in the same area as the proposed programme. Additionally, some programmes may require relevant work or research experience

Proof of English language proficiency is required for international students for whom English is not the first language – the preferred English language test is IELTS Academic, with a minimum score of 6.5, with no individual band score below 6.0, for entry into a postgraduate programme. Other English tests including TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, Cambridge English or GIE may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

2. Costs and Funding

The tuition fee varies as per the selected course – it is approximately 36000 $NZ for Masters and PG diploma courses in AUT’s top subjects including Health Sciences, Art and Design, Hospitality and Leisure Management, and Sports, and approximately 15-17000 $NZ for PG certificate courses in the same. Additional costs incurred include medical and travel insurance, and a compulsory international student enrolment fee of 150 $NZ.

Scholarships: while studying abroad in New Zealand is an expensive affair, there are a number of scholarships available to help cover the cost of study – the government-funded New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships, offered to developing Commonwealth nations including India, can be availed off at AUT.

3. Application timeline

Applications are processed up to the start of the semester i.e. February for Semester 1 and July for Semester 2 – applicants are advised to apply as early as possible, to secure a place before the preferred course reaches its intake limit.

If you think a modern, world-class university like AUT is for you, the Hurray Overseas counselling team is available for assistance. Get in touch with us at, or 8971357928.


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