AUT University

Study Group NZ Limited’s partnership with AUT University has seen the university’s international student intake grow and diversify, while strengthening its profile as an international education destination.

AUT University
AUT international students

Commitment to global engagement

AUT University traces its roots back to 1895 as the country’s leading Institute of Technology. It earned its university status in 2000 in recognition of its national and international stature in research, teaching, scholarship, creativity and innovation.

Students who have completed the University of Auckland’s Foundation Studies Certificate programme at Taylors College in Auckland can use the Certificate to progress to an undergraduate degree at AUT University, subject to meeting the entry requirements for the desired course.

"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 help us to produce highly employable graduates."

Derek McCormack
Vice-Chancellor, AUT University

Foundation Studies Certificate programme

This programme offers university preparation for international students who need additional English language and academic support to progress to university study. Students can choose from the standard and intensive programme lengths depending on their academic grades and English language level.

Pre-Foundation and the English Language Preparation

The Pre-Foundation and the English Language Preparation programmes at Taylors College Auckland are for students who do not meet the academic or English entry requirements for the Foundation Studies Certificate, and need to improve their English language skills. These programmes are registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and will continue to be offered by Study Group NZ Limited trading as Taylors College.

Taylors College is the trading name of Study Group NZ Limited. The Foundation Studies Certificate is owned by the University of Auckland and delivered by Study Group NZ Limited trading as Taylors College on behalf of the University of Auckland.

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Students enjoy the highest graduate employment rate of any New Zealand university

Over 4000 international
students from more than 85 countries studying at AUT