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Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

55 Wellesley St East Auckland View map
New Zealand


is New Zealand’s second largest university, with 29,000 students and  in Auckland.  AUT offers a contemporary university education and prepares its students to be successful and to contribute in the changing world.  A beautiful and safe place to live and study, Auckland was 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.   

Thanks to its innovative teaching, excellent reputation and focus on real-world experience and work-integrated learning, AUT graduates are highly favoured by employers, with 96% of available graduates in paid employment within six months of graduation.

According to a 2017 survey, 89% of students would recommend the university to others, 87% were satisfied with their campuses, and 84% were satisfied with the quality of teaching.

AUT is consistently ranked #1 in New Zealand for International Outlook, with over 5,400 international students from 150 countries (QS 2018, Times Higher Education 2018).

The university’s boast world-class facilities, including the award-winning Sir Paul Reeves building, Mana Hauora building (opened in 2017) and Nga Wai Hono building (opened in 2018). Built using sustainable principles, they feature eye-catching, modern and functional 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:

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AUT is world-ranked in the following subjects: Art & Design, Accounting and Finance, Business and Management Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, Communication and Media Studies, Education, Economics and Econometrics, Electrical Engineering, Hospitality and Leisure Management, Law, Linguistics, Nursing, and Sports-related subjects (QS Subject Content 2018).

Auckland University of Technology has an overall five-star rating from QS, in addition to five star ratings for Internationalization, Teaching, Graduate employability, Inclusiveness and Facilities.  With a dynamic and diverse staff and student population, comprehensive student support services, and world-class facilities and resources, AUT is committed to enabling students to achieve their aspirations.

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AUT has three Auckland campuses, based in the City, North Shore, and South Auckland. Campus buses link these locations, providing an easy way to get between classes and facilities.  A number of award-winning, state of the art buildings reflect the evolution of teaching and learning in tertiary education. Collaborative spaces complement more traditional small and large classrooms, and sustainable design principles ensure energy consumption is minimised.

In addition to our world-class learning spaces, AUT's on-campus facilities are designed to make student life easier and to help you get the most out of your time as a student.  A range of facilities are offered including student accommodation, medical centres, childcare centres, libraries and gyms.

  • Full medical centres are available on North and City campuses, with nursing services only available on South Campus. Routine appointments are free for domestic students who enrol with us as their main healthcare provider.
  • Childcare centres are based on the City and North campuses. You'll find excellent staff and facilities at both centres, providing a safe and happy environment to care for your child. Full-time AUT students can apply for a childcare subsidy to help with the cost of childcare.
  • Libraries are located on all three campuses, and offer a range of books and special collections, workshops and tutorials, academic writing and study skills support, open access to research, and librarian support.
  • Gyms are located on all three campuses, offering modern facilities, a motivating team, and a range of group exercise classes to choose from.
  • Student accommodation options on the North and City campuses offer safe and convenient student apartments close to public transport links.

AUT is one of the world's top young universities-- and we're home to 29,000 students from 150 countries.  With three campuses across Auckland, a vibrant student life and a range of support services and facilities, it's easy to get involved and make the most of your student experience.   AUT offers the following:

  • -- AUT offers some of the most comprehensive student services and support in New Zealand-- so you know you'll be well looked after when you study here
  • -- The AUT Employability and Contrary team helps you consider your career options and develop the skills you need to stand out to employers and become a highly employable graduate
  • -- A wide range of clubs are available, from the Student Association to clubs focused on sports, entrepreneurship, investment, and more
  • -- Orientation is a great start to your student journey-- it will help prepare you for life and study at AUT
  • and -- See the Facilities section above for more information about student accommodation and other facilities including medical centres, childcare centres, libraries and gyms
  • -- Experience the pride of receiving your qualification in person; ceremonies are held twice a year
  • -- Spend a semester or two at one of our partner universities on an international exchange

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AUT's degree programmes prepare students for successful careers in the changing world.  Follow this link and select a study area to get an understanding of the many career opportunities on offer at AUT:

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University Highlights

Total students - 18,408


International students - 8,951


Total faculty staff - 1,145


Total students - 18,408


International students - 8,951

Total faculty staff - 1,145

QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

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