News release date: 25 Feb 2021
Study Abroad at AUT is highly unlikely in second half of 2021
New Zealand borders are currently closed and New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, recently announced that borders are likely to remain closed for the remainder of the year. Alongside borders, Immigration New Zealand have closed the application portal for offshore visas until at least May.
There is also the added barrier of our Government Managed Isolation, given the MIQ is a requirement for anyone coming into New Zealand. Therefore, it looks very unlikelihood AUT will be able to host Study Abroad students this year. The university remains hopeful for 2022.