An AT HOP tertiary concession gives eligible students discounted travel using an AT (Auckland Transport) HOP card on public transport around Auckland. Find out if you're eligible for a tertiary concession and how to get it.
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The tertiary concession provides discounted travel on an AT (Auckland Transport) HOP card for eligible full-time tertiary students to use public transport in the Auckland region. AT are responsible for setting the concession and fares. AUT works in partnership with AT to confirm students’ eligibility for the concession.
An AT HOP tertiary concession gives you at least 20% off bus, train and ferry fares. Plus you’ll get an extra 10% discount when you travel during off-peak times. (Savings are off equivalent AT HOP adult fares and exclude the Waiheke ferry service. Off-peak travel is 6pm to 6am and 9am to 3pm weekdays, all day weekends and public holidays.)
You must be enrolled as a full-time student to be eligible for a tertiary concession discount. AUT will confirm your enrolment directly with AT to enable your concession to be loaded.
Full-time study as defined by the Tertiary Education Commission:
*One 15 point course = 0.125 EFTSTerms and conditions
Download the AT Mobile app to apply for a tertiary concession. You will need your university login details handy.
You can apply for the concession up to two weeks before your programme start date and once you have your student ID card, and the AT Mobile app or an AT Tertiary ID sticker.
If you use the AT Mobile app to apply, your concession will be loaded for the entire duration of your course (up to three years) as long as you remain eligible. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact a student advisor at the Student Hub.
If you have an AT Tertiary ID sticker, your concession will expire on the same date as your sticker expires.
If you’re enrolled full-time in Semester One only, your concession will expire on 31 August of the same year. If you’re enrolled full-time for the full year or in Semester Two only, your concession will expire on 31 March of the following year.
Yes, once your concession is loaded and remains valid, your tertiary concession provides discounted travel every day (including weekends) until it expires.
If you believe you’re eligible and you haven’t been automatically approved, contact the Student Hub where they’ll check your eligibility manually. If you are eligible, a student advisor can issue you an AT Tertiary ID sticker at any of the three Student Hubs (City, North, South).
Eligibility is determined based on the course/s you’re enrolled in. If you change a course at any time, AUT will reassess your eligibility accordingly. If you change your courses, AT will be notified, and this may affect your concession.
Where students become ineligible due to course changes, concessions are removed within two weeks of AT becoming aware of the change (unless your status is updated to meet the definition of an eligible student). Your courses must be at invoiced or paid status for the course status to be returned to AT electronically.
Yes. If you’ve provided AT with your email address, you should receive an email from AT to inform you that AUT has notified them of a change in your enrolment, which now renders you ineligible. Visit the Student Hub if you think an error has occurred.
Unfortunately, the discount is only available to eligible full-time students.
If Studylink has approved your limited full-time status, you can apply to AT for a tertiary concession. AT will review your circumstances to determine if you’re eligible to receive the discount.
A linked AT HOP account is when you don’t have your own AT HOP account; instead your AT HOP card is linked to another person’s account (a parent or partner, for example)
You’ll need to get an AT Tertiary ID sticker from an advisor at the Student Hub before applying in person at an AT Customer Service Centre. The concession will be valid to the expiry date of your Student ID card or AT Tertiary ID sticker (whichever is earliest).
Alternatively, you can buy another AT HOP card, create your own online account and register the card under the primary account, to complete the online application process.
If your phone is not compatible, you’ll still be able to receive your tertiary concession if you’re eligible. You’ll need to get an AT Tertiary ID sticker from the Student Hub, and then visit one of the AT Customer Service Centres for your concession to be loaded on your AT HOP card.
Open the main menu in the AT Mobile app, then select ‘Tertiary Concessions’ and log in using your MyAT username and password. You’ll be asked to upload a photo of yourself – similar to a passport photo as identification.
Visit the AT website for more information.