Should I send the original copies of my academic transcripts/qualifications? Who can certify my documents?
As documents that are submitted to International Admissions will not be returned we advise students not to send originals (except for IELTS/TOEFL and Chinese Notarial booklets for which originals will be required). You may submit a certified copy of the original.
Your documents can be certified by a lawyer, notary, Justice of the Peace, officer of a New Zealand Education Centre, Embassy, High Commission and Consulate General or registered agent of The University of Auckland. Documents which are not in English must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.
What happens after I have applied for a place at The University of Auckland?
Once The University of Auckland receives your application, we will send an acknowledgement letter. This letter will inform you of your computer login and password so that you can check your application status online. Your application will be assessed once your transcripts have been received by The University of Auckland, and it may involve your application being forwarded to the appropriate faculty. Please note, postal services to and from certain countries are quite slow, so please take this into consideration.
I haven't heard if my application has been accepted. What should I do?
It will take 4 to 6 weeks to process your application. We suggest that you check your status online regularly to see if we require further information/documents. If you haven't heard anything from the International Office after this time frame you can contact us:
I've decided NOT to accept my offer of a place at The University of Auckland, what should I do?
If I have accepted an offer, can I change my mind?
If you have already accepted an offer, but then change your mind, please inform the International Office in writing by email, fax or letter - we will drop your programme for you. If you have already enrolled in courses, you must go online and drop those courses, otherwise you will be charged for them. If you have any problems, please notify the International Office.
When I receive a conditional letter of offer from the International Office, what do I do next?
A Conditional Offer will often be given to those students who meet the academic entry requirements for University of Auckland study, but have not met the English language requirements. Once you have met the conditions, you need to send certified copies of your evidence to the International Office so we can assess the evidence and process your Firm Offer. You should contact the International Office if you wish to discuss or decline the conditions we have outlined for you.
Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS test for English Language Proficiency?
The University of Auckland expects all students to be proficient in English. All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of their proficiency in English, usually in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL or the University's English Language Academy Certificate in English for Academic Purposes. For more specific details, please refer to English Language Requirements.
I don't have an IELTS or TOEFL score, or the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, can I still study at The University of Auckland?
If you meet our minimum academic entry requirements, you will receive a conditional offer, offering you a University place, subject to you meeting our minimum English language entry requirements. Depending on where you have studied, there may be alternatives to IELTS and TOEFL - please click here for details about qualifications we accept from the country you are studying in. Otherwise you can contact the International Office for further advice.
If you need to do a course to improve your English before you start studying at The University of Auckland there is also programmes in English language support.
I want to study English at The University of Auckland, whom should I contact?
If you are interested in studying English at The University of Auckland before the commencement of your degree or graduate diploma course, you may wish to study at the University's English Language Academy (ELA). ELA offers General English, Academic English and English for Special Purposes at different levels to cater to students with different backgrounds and needs. Visit ELA's website to find out more.