Admission from New Zealand secondary school qualifications in 2013
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.
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 (taken in NZ) or IB will be given a rank score.
For the rank scores required for guaranteed entry in 2013, specific subject and credit requirements and any other requirements you need for admission into The University of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes, see Entry requirements for domestic applicants.
For more information about individual programme requirements, refer to the relevant faculty undergraduate prospectus or website.
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.
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, Dance Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Laws (Part I), Music, Physical Education, Science or Theology.
You must 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.
Home school education
An Application for Admission to The University of Auckland based on a home school education will only be considered for entrance on the basis of a recognised qualification or pathway.
To find out more, see Home school education.
Dates to remember
Applications to The University of Auckland must be received no later than the published closing date. Applications received after the closing date will only be considered on the basis of academic merit, if there are places available.
Address for documents
Applications and Admissions
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Student Information Centre
22 Princes Street
The University of Auckland has taken all steps to ensure that the information on these pages is correct but please note that changes may occur.