COVID-19 information for international students

Find details about the latest COVID-19 border announcements for international students wanting to travel to New Zealand, and information for students currently studying offshore.

International students wanting to travel to New Zealand

Changes to NZ’s international border were announced on 11 May by the NZ government. New Zealand borders are open to international students and there are no COVID-19 vaccination requirements to enter New Zealand.

Latest border announcement info on the main AUT website

International students studying offshore

Information for international students studying offshore (not in New Zealand).

Studying part-time

As an international student who is offshore, you can enrol and study part-time. Not all programmes are available to study part-time. You will need to check that your programme allows this.

Online programmes for offshore international students

Changing or withdrawing from programmes

To find out if you can change from full-time to part-time, or to cancel or withdraw from your studies, contact the Student Hub. They will connect you to the right people to see if this is an option for your programme.

Student Hub services, hours and locations

Studying online and post study work rights

There has been no change to the requirements for a Post Study Work Visa (PSWV). Applicants for a PSWV must have graduated/obtained an eligible qualification (for example, a bachelor’s degree) and must have studied some of that qualification in New Zealand, full-time, while holding the applicable student visa. For a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification, that time is at least 30 weeks full-time study in New Zealand.

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Need help or have a question?

Contact the Student Hub

Phone: 0800 288 864
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Student support services

AUT offers a range of support services to students. Some services may only be available to international students studying in New Zealand.

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