Friday, April 15, 2011

The University of Auckland


General admission information

Learn about English language requirements, school leaver requirements, and Special Admission.
Minimum age
  • To be eligible for admission to The University of Auckland, you normally must have reached the age of 16 years by 31 December in the year preceding that in which admission is sought.
  • For information on the criteria for consideration for applicants under the age of 16, see Underage applicants.
English language requirements
  • You must meet certain standards of English language proficiency.
  • You will meet these if English is your first language, or if you have a New Zealand University Entrance qualification (eg, from NCEA). For more information about literacy requirements, see the following pages:
    • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
    • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
Equity groups of students
We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all who have the potential to succeed at The University of Auckland.
All faculties are committed to increasing the participation and success of students from equity groups, including:
  • Students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Students with disabilities.
  • Women in Science and Engineering.
  • Māori and Pacific students.
Please contact the relevant faculties directly to find out about their admission schemes. For contact details, see Faculty student centres.
Admission from New Zealand secondary school qualifications in 2011
  • To be admitted to the University, school leavers must have a University Entrance qualification based on NCEA, CIE, IB or another recognised, equivalent qualification.
  • You must also meet the admission requirements and be selected into your programme of study.
Approved subjects and required subjects
  • Approved subjects are subjects approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for university entrance. For a list of approved subjects, contact your school or visit the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website.
  • Required subjects are approved subjects that we require you to have studied before you can be considered for selection into some programmes. For more information, see Entry requirements for domestic applicants.
Conjoint programmes
If you are applying for a conjoint programme you must meet the admission and selection requirements for both programmes of study.
Rank scores for all applicants
  • All undergraduate applicants applying based on NCEA, CIE or IB will be given a rank score.
  • To see the rank scores required for guaranteed entry in 2011, specific subject and credit requirements and any other requirements you need for admission into The University of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes, go to Entry requirements for domestic applicants.
  • Guaranteed entry scores for 2012 admission will be published later in 2011. For more information about individual programme requirements, refer to the relevant faculty undergraduate prospectus or website.
Guaranteed admission
If you meet the University Entrance Standard, the rank score and the other requirements for your programme or programmes you will be offered a place.
Special Admission
  • If you are over 20 on the first day of semester, are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident, and have no formal University Entrance qualification, you may be eligible for Special Admission.
  • If admission is approved, you may be considered for selection into programmes such as the Bachelors of Arts, Education, Laws (Part I), Science or Theology or the Certificates of Arts or Science.
  • You will need to consult with the relevant faculties before applying for courses or programmes. Evidence of other study or work skills will need to be provided with your application.
  • To find out more, see Special Admission.
Recognition of Previous Academic Study
The University of Auckland accepts applications from students who wish to transfer from other tertiary institutions.
  • If you are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident and have studied at another tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas, we will need to assess your results to determine your eligibility for admission to The University of Auckland.
  • At the time of your application, you may also apply for credit for courses completed elsewhere.
  • If you have studied at secondary level overseas, you may need to have your study assessed, and you should contact the Student Information Centre.
For more information, see Recognition of Previous Academic Study.
Address for documents
Send your documents by post to:
Applications and Admissions
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Or send your documents by courier to:
Student Information Centre
Room 112
The ClockTower
22 Princes Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
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