Investing in the Future of AUT


Without the generosity and support of our donors, we would be unable to provide many opportunities for our students, and our continued commitment to innovation and research would be more difficult to achieve.  

So thank you to all those who have previously supported AUT and to those currently considering supporting us. 


Capital Development

AUT has three major capital development projects either underway or in the planning phase, these are:

MH Building at AUT South Campus which will open in 2017 and provide teaching, social and collaborative learning, office and event space, and allow the continued expansion of the campus to 3,000 EFTS.
WL Building at AUT City Campus which will become home to the Engineering, Technology and Design (ETD) schools, opening in 2018 and provide fit- for- purpose facilities and allow expansion of priority programmes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Building at AUT North is in the design phase and is intended to provide teaching, office and informal learning space.


Student Employment - AUT InterNZ

The international internship programme is an example of AUT’s commitment to creating sought-after graduates.  

Over the past three years, InterNZ has grown from a small, flagship programme aimed at our most outstanding graduates into a university-wide employability development initiative, offering preparation for employment, and international and national internships for students and recent graduates. InterNZ began in 2013 with nine AUT graduates placed with industry leaders in the United States, growing to 21 placements from 17 companies in 2015/16. New host companies include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and Stanford University. Internship scholarships will support more AUT students to experience the international internship opportunity.



Advancing Maori and Pacific Achievement in South Auckland. Over the past six years, the first university campus in South Auckland has grown from 400 EFTS to a projected 1,600 in 2016. On-campus EFTS are forecast to reach 2,400 by 2018 and 3,000 by 2020. The University has established partnerships with local schools, established a unique tertiary transition programme, and is building a community of researchers with strong links to local industry and community groups. Most importantly, however, South Campus has been the catalyst for AUT to reach a broader range of learners, many of whom traditionally experience considerable barriers to accessing higher education. In keeping with the demographic profile of South Auckland a high proportion of these learners are Maori and Pacific peoples.


Woolf Fisher AUT First in Family AUT Scholarship

Through a partnership with Woolf Fisher Trust, AUT offers scholarships for students who are the first in their family to attend university. Up to thirteen scholarships are available each year, which provide up to three years of tuition fees. The priority is on Maori and/or Pacific Island students who come from South Auckland.

RJH AUT Daughters of Refugees Scholarships

Launching in 2017, AUT has partnered with Robert Jones Holdings limited to offer up to 10 full fees scholarships for up to three years of tuition for daughters of refugees.


School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science Graduation Appeal

An Endowment Fund has been set up to provide opportunities to students for whom university study in engineering, computing and mathematical programmes at AUT is beyond their reach.   In 2013 the faculty launched a Graduation Appeal that encourages recent Alumni to give a donation of $20.13 (for those graduating in 2013, going up in 1 cent increments per year) to commemorate their graduation year.


We Appreciate Your Consideration Around Contributing to These Funds to Help Build a Better Future.

It is important to note, none of your investment goes towards any administration, nor do most contributions incur GST (except where explicitly stated). 

Donations can be made securely online via credit cards. Please note, your donation will be in New Zealand dollars and the name that appears on your bank statement will be ‘AUT Foundation’.


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