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How to Apply

You can apply for any of our programmes by completing an online application. The application takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. 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.

It’s best to have the documents you’ll need for your application ready before you start filling out the application form. Here are the documents you will need:

  • 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 transcripts and final award for your diploma or bachelor’s degree. Include any other applicable qualifications.
  • Your official English language test results (if applicable).
  • Verified proof of identity – Passport (a copy of the bio page) or Birth Certificate
  • Up-to-date CV, references, portfolio or any other additional information to support your application.

You must submit verified documents with your application. 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 for it to be considered a verified copy:

  • The words "original sighted".
  • Name and signature of the person sighting the original document.
  • Date the original was 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, contact our support team.

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 classes 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!).

Do you have everything you need to apply? Awesome!