• AUT’s Sir Paul Reeves Building with Skytower in the background. Photo credit: AUTAUT’s Sir Paul Reeves Building with Skytower in the background. Photo credit: AUT
  • AUT campus in the centre of Auckland city. Photo credit: AUTAUT campus in the centre of Auckland city. Photo credit: AUT
  • AUT students relax in the sun. Photo credit: AUTAUT students relax in the sun. Photo credit: AUT

The university for the changing world

AUT was established in 1895 and has transitioned from an excellent polytechnic to a world ranked university. We are New Zealand’s third largest and fastest growing university, ranked in the top 5% of universities internationally, with five star ratings for teaching, graduate employability, access and facilities and internationalisation.* AUT is accredited by the New Zealand Government and is globally competitive. Our teaching, research and community work integrate the most contemporary thinking and are focused on fields within:

  • Culture and society
  • Business and law
  • Design and creative technologies
  • Health and environmental sciences
  • Maori development

Established relationships with employers and professionals make our teaching and research relevant to current and future industry, which accounts for our high rate of graduate employment. Many AUT degrees involve a cooperative education component, where students join a commercial enterprise for a semester and apply their skills and knowledge in the real world. AUT prides itself on its high lecturer-to-student ratio and its modern campus facilities, including online library resources, entertainment and sports.

Set in the heart of Auckland, AUT students are never far from amazing food, culture, and urban buzz. Drive less than 30 minutes and you'll find yourself in some of the most beautiful natural wonders New Zealand has to offer.

*QS Stars University Ratings 2015

Why AUT?

  • Positioned in the top 5% of universities internationally Five star ranking from QS for teaching; internationalisation; employability; and facilities and access*
  • AACSB accredited Business School, ranking it in the top 5% of business schools globally
  • World class facilities
  • Internationally recognised and globally competitive
  • Accredited by the New Zealand Government
  • Committed to internationalism and to the value of all our international students
  • Situated in Auckland, ranked in the world’s top three cities**.

**Mercers 2015 Quality of Living survey

AUT has:

  • High graduate employment. Our graduates have real and future world employment skills
  • World-class facilities – from gyms to libraries and cafés
  • Close links with industry and the professions, ensuring that we teach you the skills that are really needed
  • Excellent research facilities and a strong research culture
  • Personal and interactive classes
  • An International Student Support Service team committed to helping you
  • Three vibrant, well-positioned campuses – Auckland (city), Manukau (South Auckland), and the North Shore (situated just across the Auckland Harbour Bridge).

Auckland – what makes it different?

  • New Zealand’s commercial capital, with the qualities of an international city
  • Home to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful coasts – you are never more than 30 minutes from a beach paradise
  • A temperate climate (average temperature 24 degrees in summer, 14 degrees in winter)
  • Sunday market strolls – browse around the best fresh farmers markets in the world – straight from Kiwi farms to your tummy
  • Picnics and BBQs in the many parks and domains
  • Most culturally diverse city in New Zealand with large Maori, Polynesian, Asian and European populations. Hang out at the city’s Chinese Lantern Festival, celebrate Diwali or spend a day in the Pacific Islands at the Pacifika Festival
  • Feel All Black fever as you see New Zealand’s world famous rugby team run into Eden Park and do the haka
  • Try a flat white for your study break caffeine fix with some of the best coffee in the world
  • Gateway to the Hauraki Gulf and all the great opportunities it offers for island hopping, fishing, swimming and sailing.