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Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

55 Wellesley St East Auckland View map


Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is the fastest growing and second largest university in New Zealand. Home to 28,000 students from 140 countries, it is the third highest ranked university in New Zealand and retain the top position in the country for international outlook (Times Higher Education, 2019).

AUT students learn not only in the classroom, but through engagement with business and international partners, with a focus on issues facing the environment and society. Students are encouraged to participate, develop their own opinions, gain knowledge and learn how to apply it in real situations.

AUT produces great graduates who enter the workforce able to challenge routine thinking and provide innovative solutions. AUT graduates are highly favoured by employers, with 96% of available graduates in paid employment within six months of graduation.

A beautiful and safe place to live and study, Auckland is ranked third in the world in Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living index, and among the top 25 cities in the world in the QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking.  According to a 2018 survey, 89% of students would recommend the university to others, 87% were satisfied with the campus facilities, 85% were satisfied with student services, and 84% were satisfied with the quality of teaching.

The university’s three campuses boast world-class facilities, such as the award-winning Mana Hauora and Ngā Wai Hono buildings, opened in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Built using sustainable principles, they feature collaborative learning areas, auditoriums and research areas.

Auckland University of Technology offers 250 bachelor’s degrees, graduate diplomas, master’s degrees, MBAs and PhDs across the following areas:

  • Art and design

  • Business

  • Colab: creative technologies

  • Communication studies

  • Education

  • Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

  • Health sciences

  • Hospitality, tourism and events

  • Language and culture

  • Law

  • Science

  • Social sciences and public policy

  • Sport and recreation


University Highlights

Total students - 18,035


International students - 8,347


Total faculty staff - 1,149


Total students - 18,035


International students - 8,347


Total faculty staff - 1,149


Undergraduate Program

4,000 - 6,000
20,000 - 22,000

Postgraduate Program

6,000 - 8,000
22,000 - 24,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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