Entry and interview

Offers to Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland clinical programmes for 2023 will be made in late January 2023.

This includes:

- Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
- Bachelor of Optometry
- Bachelor of Pharmacy
- Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons)
- Master of Audiology, and
- Master of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Due to the delayed input of course grades, as a result of the recent strike action, this is a month later than usual practice. We understand that this delay is stressful, and holds up your ability to be certain about your study programme for 2023. We recognise the tremendous effort you have made to be in a position to be considered for selection for your desired path of study and are working hard to make offers as soon as practicable.

While the delay is deeply regrettable, it is important that we have a complete set of grades to base offer decisions on and to inform our considered selection procedures.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

MBChB applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit, UCAT ANZ performance and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI).

There are two application categories for entry into the MBChB:

1. First year entry: First year applicants may apply from either the BHSc or BSc (Biomedical Science) at the University of Auckland

2. Graduate entry

For more information on application categories and selection criteria see: Entry requirements for MBChB.

UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand)

All MBChB applicants (except international graduates) are required to sit the UCAT ANZ in the year of application to MBChB.

UCAT ANZ is not required for BMedImag(Hons), BOptom, BPharm, MAud or MHSc NUDI applications.

Applicants must be familiar with the Compulsory Declaration which can be found on the MBChB portal under 'Guidebooks'.

Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom)

BOptom applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI).

There are two application categories for entry into the BOptom:

  1. Undergraduate entry: First year applicants may apply from either the BSc (Biomedical Science) at the University of Auckland or the HSFY at the University of Otago
  2. Graduate entry

For more information on application categories and selection criteria
see: Entry requirements for BOptom

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

BPharm applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI).

There are two application categories for entry into the BPharm:

  1. First year entry: First year applicants may apply from either the BHSc or BSc at the University of Auckland
  2. Alternative Admission entry

For more information on application categories and selection criteria see: Entry requirements for BPharm

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons) (BMedImag(Hons))

BMedImag(Hons) applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI).

There are two application categories for entry into the BMedImag(Hons):

  1. Undergraduate entry: First year applicants may apply from either the BSc (Biomedical Science) at the University of Auckland or the HSFY at the University of Otago
  2. Graduate entry

For more information on application categories and selection criteria see: Entry requirements for BMedImag(Hons)

Master of Audiology (MAud)

MAud applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI).

For more information on application categories and selection criteria see: Entry requirements for MAud.

Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics (MHSc Nutrition and Dietetics)

MHSc Nutrition and Dietetics applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI).

For more information on application categories and selection criteria see: Entry requirements for MHSc Nutrition and Dietetics.

Multi Mini Interviews (MMI)

The process for MMI has changed for 2021 to ensure that they can go ahead at any Alert Level. Updated information about how MMIs will operate can be found at the link below.

Admission appeal guidelines

Please note that the grounds for appeal are limited to matters of process related to the prescribed application procedure. It cannot consider matters of professional judgement.