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Apply with ease to AIC

Filling out your application form can be a little confusing so here’s our list of tips to make the application process a lot easier.

How to apply

You can complete your application form online, which is the fastest and easiest way to apply. Another option is to download the form, fill it out, then scan and email or mail it to us (postal details are on the form).

The application form takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. When applying online, you can save the form anytime and return to it later - simply click the 'save' button at the bottom of the page once you have entered your personal details. This is handy if you need to find information you don't have on hand!

Here is a handy step-by-step guide to applying and planning for your arrival.

The documents you need for your application

  • You must submit verified documents with your application and it is best to get these organised before you start filling out the application form. Do not send original documents – send verified copies only.
  • Your academic records (English translations required if not in English). This includes your academic transcripts for both secondary and tertiary study and a copy of your final award for your diploma or degree. Include any other applicable qualifications
  • Your official English language test results (if applicable)
  • Verified proof of identity – Passport or Birth Certificate
  • References, portfolio or any other additional information outlined for your chosen programme to support your application

What is a verified document

A verified document is a photocopy of your original document signed as being a true and accurate copy by one of these positions; Justice of the Peace, Solicitor, Registrar or Registrar of the Courts. 

The following needs to be included on the copy to be considered a verified copy:

  • The words "original sighted"
  • Name and signature of person sighting the original document
  • Date original sighted
  • Institution/organisation stamp or handwritten institution/organisation name. 

Need help applying?

We’re here to help you with any questions or issues that pop up during the application process. Please contact our friendly support team with any query, no matter how big or small! 

Find an agent

Sometimes it is easier to have someone take care of the application process on your behalf, especially if English is not your first language. Locate one of AIC’s Approved Education Representatives or Agents in your country of residence. Click here to find an agent. 

Fees and terms

View a full list of our terms and conditions of enrolment, fee payments and your rights as a student in New Zealand. Tuition fees vary between programmes. The fees shown on our online programme information pages are indicative fees. Please note that all fees are for one year of study and in New Zealand dollars (NZD). Fees are likely to increase for each year of study and additional fees may be required for programme materials.

Cross credits

Otago Polytechnic’s policy states that applications for cross credits should be made at the time of initial enrolment.

Age requirements

At the start of your Auckland International Campus programme, you must be at least 18 years old.

Once you’re accepted

Congratulations! This is an exciting time and we look forward to meeting you when you arrive in New Zealand. We’ve put together a list of things to organise before you arrive, to help you get ready for AIC

Arrival period

We highly recommend attending orientation, which takes place the week before Block 1 class begins. Here, you’ll learn everything you need to know as a new student and how to adjust to your new life in Auckland. Here's what happens during orientation week:

  • We hold a number of sessions with our student advisors and academic staff so it's a great way to meet your support network
  • You can attend academic workshops that explain New Zealand's education system so you can get the most out of it
  • You'll select your papers for your chosen programme
  • You'll meet your new classmates and make friends to explore your new home with
  • We explain important processes and procedures at AIC
  • Lots of opportunities to ask our helpful staff questions

On the whole, orientation week is a great thing to attend in your first year at AIC. You'll learn helpful information to make your first few weeks that much easier. Plus, you'll know some familiar faces on campus to help ease the nervous jitters you may experience in your first week of class (which is totally normal, don't worry!).

2019 Study Blocks

We operate on a schedule of five study blocks throughout the year and students have study breaks at all other times.
2019 Block 1: 14 Jan - 8 Mar 2019
2019 Block 2: 25 Mar - 17 May 2019
2019 Block 3: 4 June - 26 July 2019
2019 Block 4: 12 Aug - 4 Oct 2019
2019 Block 5: 21 Oct - 13 Dec 2019