- Classes taught in English
- AACSB accredited
- Internships available for credit
- Special AUT and New Zealand scholarship opportunities available – see the API Scholarships Page!
- Noho Marae orientation weekend – an authentic Maori cultural introduction to New Zealand!
- 2.5 G.P.A. (3.0 G.P.A. for Internship Track)
- Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Internship Track participants must be juniors or seniors)
- Completed API Application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Resume or CV (Internship Track only)
- Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Dates & Fees
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API students at AUT University will be able to enroll in a variety of subject areas with over 4,000 students, including local “Kiwis” and other international students from over 85 countries. The program begins with a unique Noho Marae weekend orientation where international students will learn about and experience New Zealand’s Maori culture and heritage (for more information on this, see the excursion section).
Courses in New Zealand are commonly referred to as “papers.” Introductory papers are called 100-level papers; subsequent years or semesters are considered 200- and 300-level papers. 400-level papers are considered at the graduate level. Most papers are single-semester and are worth 15 points (credits). Minimum full-time enrollment at AUT includes 60 points (i.e. 4 papers per semester). One 15 point paper is generally equivalent to 3-4 U.S. semester credits. Given that point values vary, the way in which credits completed abroad will transfer to a student’s home campus will be at the discretion of the student’s home institution and should be verified in advance.
AUT’s semester-long study-internship track provides API students the opportunity to undertake a part-time supervised work placement in their chosen field, along with 2 mainstream AUT courses (known as“papers”). This is equivalent to full-time status and will award 12-16 semester credits. Additional program details can be found on the ‘Course Offerings’ page. This track carries an additional fee.
API students receive their transcript from AUT University upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Coordinator
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Rebecca Cott is the Auckland Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to New Zealand.
Tiana Meintjes is the Auckland Resident Coordinator and will work with you during your stay in New Zealand.