AUT University

New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university. A top 2% global university, recognised for excellence in practical teaching and research. 

‘Committed to global engagement’

AUT opened in 1895 as New Zealand’s leading Institute of Technology. Recognised for its globally competitive research, teaching, scholarship, creativity and innovation, it earned university status in 2000.

Why choose AUT University

AUT is a modern New Zealand university focusing on student success, industry connections and innovative research in areas such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence and nutrition. It is ranked in the top 2% in the world by Times Higher Education 2017 and in the world's 50 leading universities under 50 years old. More than 30,000 educators, researchers and students come to AUT to test boundaries, challenge established theories, break new ground and discover new possibilities.

Globally competitive

AUT degrees are taught by renowned academics. They are recognised internationally and are accredited by the New Zealand Government.

Degree programmes and faculties

AUT has five faculties and a choice of more than 250 degree programmes.

Five faculties at AUT:

  • Business, Economics & Law
  • Culture & Society
  • Design & Creative Technologies
  • Health & Environmental Sciences
  • Maori Development

Creating highly employable graduates

AUT students are encouraged to make contacts, grow their networks and engage in work experience while studying. Degree programmes are designed in line with industry to ensure they reflect current and future workforce needs, and guest lecturers provide insights into current market trends. This approach produces highly employable graduates who are in demand. Worldwide, over 80,000 AUT alumni are working in some of the most influential and creative companies.

Large and vibrant student community

With more than 30,000 students, AUT is the second largest university in New Zealand and the fastest growing. It is committed to internationalism and the value of international students.

Outstanding facilities and services

New Zealand’s youngest university, AUT has modern, world-class facilities. Classes are small and interactive, and students have access to outstanding services.

AUT campus locations

AUT University rankings

  • One of the top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education 2017)
  • Five star ranking in Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • More than 4,000 international students from 95 different countries
  • Most international university in NZ, and 12th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
  • Several subjects are ranked in the world’s best, including:
    • Hospitality - ranked 35, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
    • Sports - ranked 42, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
    • Nursing - top 51-100, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
    • Art & Design - top 150, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
    • Accounting & Finance - top 150, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

AUT University has three campus locations. Most students study in the central Auckland (City) campus.

AUT City Campus

AUT’s largest campus, located in the heart of Auckland.

AUT South Campus

A vibrant campus located in Manukau City, South Auckland.

AUT North Campus

Located across Auckland Harbour Bridge, North Campus is a hub for teacher education, health sciences, and sport and recreation courses.

You can learn more about AUT University by visiting their website here.

Visiting and applying

As a Taylors College Auckland student, you are guaranteed a place at AUT University, provided you meet the required grades.
Find out about AUT University entry requirements.

Campus visits

During your Auckland Foundation Year programme, you will be invited to AUT University campus for a day of lectures, tours and talks. This will give you an insight into potential degree options, and will introduce you to AUT University life. AUT University staff will also visit our campus to tell you more about studying at AUT. They offer one-on-one appointments if you need additional help or advice.

Applying to AUT University

During your Taylors College Auckland programme, we will guide you through the application process and help you apply to AUT University.

Professor Derek McCormack, Vice-Chancellor, AUT University

"AUT University is a diverse university, engaged with industry, business and the community. Our high quality teaching staff, innovative facilities, learning support and contemporary programmes hep us to produce highly employable graduates."

Derek McCormack

Vice Chancellor, AUT University