Auckland University of Technology

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
=16 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
51 st
Young University Rankings 2019
Building WA - level 2, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland Central 1010, New Zealand

About Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) creates graduates who are world ready, not just career ready. Curiosity, creativity, connection and collaboration are the new global currency. That’s why they’re at the core of AUT’s teaching philosophy to ensure its students thrive in this world of rapid technological change. 

AUT is proudly and uniquely Kiwi with a firmly global perspective. Students share this outlook and ambition, whether they choose to go on to live in New Zealand or the 80 different countries its alumni now call home. 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. 


A beautiful and safe place to live and study, Auckland was ranked third in the world in Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living index. 

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

Offering 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. With 29,000 students, AUT is the second largest university in New Zealand, and 89% of students would recommend the university to others. AUT offers the following: 

  • Student support services -- 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
  • Employability and career services -- The AUT Employability and Careers team helps you consider your career options and develop the skills you need to stand out to employers and become a highly employable graduate
  • Clubs and activities -- A wide range of clubs are available, from the Student Association to clubs focused on sports, entrepreneurship, investment, and more
  • Orientation -- Orientation is a great start to your student journey-- it will help prepare you for life and study at AUT
  • Graduation -- Experience the pride of receiving your qualification in person; ceremonies are held twice a year
  • International exchange opportunities -- Spend a semester or two at one of our partner universities on an international exchange


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. 

AUT encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and its 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:


The University’s three campuses 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 design principles, they feature eye-catching, modern and functional learning spaces, auditoriums and research areas. 

In addition, AUT offers its students access to on-campus medical centres, childcare centres, libraries, gyms and student accommodation.


Auckland University of Technology offers 250 bachelor’s degrees, graduate diplomas, master’s degrees, MBAs and PhDs across the following areas: 

Most international students qualify for domestic fees for PhD study (US$4,680 per year).

Browse all courses here


A young university with a growing reputation for research excellence and international outlook, AUT moved up 300 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in the past 3 years-- placing in the top 350 universities worldwide in 2019, and #3 in New Zealand. Times Higher Education also placed AUT at #1 in New Zealand for global research impact, #1 in Australia-New Zealand for international outlook, and amongst the world’s top 30 millennial universities (founded in the 21st century).

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2018 ranked AUT in the following subjects:

  • Clinical, pre-clinical and health
  • Business and Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences


Apply now to study at AUT. Get information on entry requirements and find out how to apply, here:

Explore funding options here

Explore rankings data for Auckland University of Technology

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Key statistics

  • 17.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 47%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 18,035
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings



Auckland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology