AUCKLAND INSTITUTE OF STUDIES
Auckland Institute of Studies
Auckland Institute of Studies is New Zealand’s most prestigious private degree granting institution. We offer quality education and strong support with a focus on helping students achieve successful career outcomes.
The institute has two campuses located in beautiful, peaceful park grounds in Mt Albert, away from Auckland city centre. The St Helens campus is home to our MBA, Business and English departments as well as:
- MBA Village
- Computer labs
- Tennis courts
The Asquith campus is only 5 minutes away and is home to IT, Tourism and Hospitality departments as well as:
- Spacious lecture halls
- Computer labs
- Student Job Search Centre
- Practice cafeteria
- Fully-fitted gym
AIS offers a wide range of attractively priced, NZQA-approved degree, diploma and language qualifications.
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) 18 Months
- Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) 12 Months
Bachelor Degrees (From 2.5 to 3 years):
- International Business (Accounting, Management, Marketing)
- Information Technology (Software Development, Computer Networks, Information Systems)
- Tourism management
Graduate Diplomas (12 months):
- International Business
- Information technology
- Tourism management
- Hospitality Management
- General English (up to 52 weeks)
- Business English (4 weeks)
- English for Academic Purposes (EAP I and EAP II) (12 weeks each)
- IELTS Preparation (12 weeks)
- CertTESOL (8 weeks)
Upon successful completion of all academic programmes (level 6 and above) students get a 12-month Post-Study Visa which gives them right to work in New Zealand full-time with no restrictions.
Additionally, students enrolled in our postgraduate courses are entitled to a Spouse Open Work Visa to permit their partner to work full-time and subsidized education for their children. Students enrolled in Bachelor of Information technology (regardless of major) get the same benefits because our IT specializations are highly valued in new Zealand and are listed on the Long Term Skills Shortage List.
Specials and Package Deals
Students who wish to study General English full-time at AIS are offered a special rate of NZ$250 per week. In addition to this, students who wish to enrol in an academic programme at AIS but have a level of English below our requirements (whether tested or not) are offered the following:
- 12 weeks free English with any postgraduate courses
- 6 weeks free English with all other academic courses (excluding certificates)
Upon completion of 12 or 6 weeks English studies (or more), and before admission to their academic programme of choice, students will be advised to take an intermediate step – which is to pass the AIS internal test of English, also known as the TEP test.
Introducing the AIS TEP test
Students who have not previously tested their level of English through either IELTS or TOEFL are encouraged to make use of the AIS Test of English Proficiency (TEP) – this is an in-house test equivalent to IELTS and TOEFL. As at March 2014, the test can be done both on-campus and offshore at the nearest education agency and is recognized by Immigration New Zealand.
Employment Placement Support
AIS offers employment placement support to students who wish to gain work experience in New Zealand during and after their studies, and to students who wish to settle in New Zealand permanently. The Student Job Search Centre is able to help students write their CV’s and Cover Letters and assist in search of employment opportunities.
The SJSC also coordinates internships for MBA students (as part of the course) and for graduates who complete any AIS academic programme level 7 and above and hold a valid 12-months Post-Study Work Visa. These internships, although unpaid, are often with large multinational companies and offer valuable NZ work experience.
Students enrolled in an English language course 6 months or more in duration, with an IELTS score of 5.0 or more, also qualify for employment support via SJSC.