The global pandemic has had a big impact on international travel, making AUT’s international student exchange programme uncertain for 2021. We hope that we can begin sending students abroad again next year, but this will depend on government advice for safe travel overseas.
If you're interested in going on a student exchange fill in the form below and we'll contact you as soon as we have more information.
If you're considering going on a student exchange while studying at AUT, here are answers to some of the questions you may have.
By taking part in a student exchange, you will:
AUT has partner universities in each specific area of study.
To be eligible to go on a student exchange, you should:
If you're a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Business student, you can also apply for a student exchange.
You will study a number of papers related to your programme. All our partner universities teach and assess in English. Sometimes the choices you have are limited, so we recommend course planning as early as possible.
You need to study a full-time load (of whatever length and structure) as set by the partner university for its own domestic students. This then equates to a full-time load of study at AUT. (ie 60 credit points per semester). If you pass this full-time study load overseas, your study programme/degree is credited with 60 credit points per semester of study.
These credits are either specified (ie they relate to the requirements of a major) or unspecified (ie they relate to the elective part of your degree.)
Depending on where you go, a semester on a student exchange costs around $12,000 - $15,000.
Yes. You still pay your standard tuition fees to AUT, but you don't pay tuition fees to your host university.
It depends on the programme you're studying:
Most of AUT's partner universities have on-campus housing and you will apply for this when you complete the application to your partner university.
Sometimes - but only for a limited number of hours per week. Check the embassy or consulate websites for each country for more information.
You're only on your own if you choose to be. There will be students to mix/live with from the country you are living in and from other overseas partners. You can take up sport, artistic and community activities to interact with local people. There is always a specific staff member appointed at our partner universities to take charge of exchange arrangements and student welfare.
No. An exchange won't add any extra time onto your degree, as all the papers you study overseas are pre-approved by your programme leader. You'll need to choose a university that offers papers similar to what you're studying at AUT.