- 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
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.
AUT University offers a wide variety of courses in the following subjects, the vast majority of which are open to study abroad students:
- Art and Design
- Communications Studies
- Computer & Mathematical Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Maori Studies
- Social Sciences & Public Policy
- Sport & Recreation
Click here to search courses available to API study abroad students at AUT University.
Type in one of the general subject areas listed above, and then scroll through the available options. Be sure to check courses for prerequisites and course conflicts wherever noted.
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 under the discretion of the student’s home institution and should be verified in advance.
AUT’s semester-long study-internship program 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.
Students will spend 15 to 20 hours per week at their work placement and will attend class sessions and complete academic assignments related to their work experiences. A workplace supervisor and an academic supervisor will be assigned to each student and the Internship paper will be graded.
Placements can be found in most fields, depending on each student’s prior study and experience. Placements are not available in health/medical related industries, nor in the education field.
Students in this track have the benefit of a semester abroad, soaking up the unique NZ culture while gaining valuable work experience in a NZ setting. AUT University is ideally situated in the heart of New Zealand’s largest commercial center so the opportunities are boundless.
The Internship Track provides opportunities for students to:
- Complete work of value to an organization.
- Understand and fulfill workplace expectations.
- Become an effective member of an organization.
- Grow in maturity, self-awareness and confidence.
- Begin to develop professional judgement.
- Increase and develop interests, aptitudes, and abilities in a business, government or community organization environment.
Internship Track additional requirements:
- GPA of 3.0
- Completion of 2 years of university study by the commencement of the program
- Resume (curriculum vitae) outlining academic and employment history, key skills, interests, and hobbies
There is a supplemental placement fee of $585 for participation in the Internship Track. Please contact the API office if you have any questions about this opportunity.