The University of Auckland has a range of admission schemes to improve access into higher education for equity groups. UTAS is the University’s targeted admission scheme for Māori, Pacific and students who have a disability and reserves a number of places within undergraduate programmes for these students who have met the University Entrance (UE) standard but have not met the guaranteed entry score for the programme of their choice.
Who can apply for UTAS?
Students who are Māori, Pacific or who live with a disability, and who are citizens or permanent residents of NZ are eligible for UTAS.
How to apply?
Applicants who wish to be considered under UTAS must indicate/tick the appropriate box on their online application for admission form. Additional information could be required by some programmes. It is recommended that even if you do not wish to apply under a UTAS scheme that you tick the Māori, Pacific and/ or box that indicates you live with the effects of a disability. See UTAS admission requirements below.
UTAS admission requirements
The following tables outline the 2013 UTAS admission requirements, number of reserved places and people to contact in the faculties if you require more information.
For more information regarding UTAS or to follow up your application please contact one of the following faculty people:
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For staff who require policy advice and assistance from the Equity Office please contact:
Senior Analyst - Student Equity
BPhEd, BA, Dip Tchg; PG Dip (Education)
Phone + 64 9 373 7599 ext 81893
DDI +64 9 923 1893
The University of Auckland calculates a 'Rank Score' based on your results in one of the three major New Zealand secondary school qualifications - NCEA, CIE (taken in NZ), and the International Baccalaureate. Once you have gained University Entrance, the Rank Score is an important part of the programme selection requirements, and is used to determine eligibility to specific programmes of study.
By accessing the calculators from The University of Auckland website, you will be able to estimate your own Rank Score without having to register and complete an Application for Admission. You will be able to track your progress throughout the year by entering internally assessed results as they are received or predicted results for all assessments.
You can find this information (i.e. University Entrance Standard, rank score and other programme specific requirements) via the links below. A link to the online calculator is also available from these pages:
Q. Where can I get more help around using the Rank Score calculators?
A. If you need help with the Rank Score Calculator, visit AskAuckland for a range of useful questions and answers.
Q: My application was unsuccessful, but I have a disability and did not apply under UTAS. Can I now have my disability considered?
A: No. If you wish to be considered under the Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme you must indicate this when you first apply.
Q: Where can I find out more information about how the Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme for students with Disabilities is administered in my faculty?
A: Each faculty has a contact person for the Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme. These details are available in the UTAS contacts in faculties section above.
Q: Where can I find out about what assistance I may be able to access as a student living with an impairment or disability?
A: Disability Services provides support and advocacy for students with impairments at the University of Auckland. More information is available here.
For general disability-related queries, please contact email@example.com
Q: Where can I find more information about disclosing my impairment to the University?
A: The Equity Office has developed guidelines to support students in addressing issues around disclosure. These can found here
Q: Will any information about my impairment or UTAS application appear on my degree?
A: No. Any information regarding your impairment and any supports you receive while studying remain confidential, and will not appear on any eventual qualifications you may earn.
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