China September Session
The University of Auckland is offering a special September to December semester for students in China to start a Commerce or Engineering degree.
What is the China September Session?
If you are a student in China wanting to start a Business or Engineering degree with us but are unable to join classes on campus due to current border restrictions, the China September Session is a great option for you.
The semester will be held from 7 September to 4 December 2020 with exams and assessment up to 18 December. The programmes available are the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
You will be taught four core courses by University of Auckland academic staff via online delivery. You will be able to experience face-to-face teaching with local learning tutors.
Apply for the China September Session
Applications for the China September Session are now open. The closing date to apply for this session is 16 August 2020.
To apply, click the 'Apply now' button below and start your application for admission.
After selecting your programme - either the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - select the 2020 Academic Year Term then select the September-December term session.
Choose UoA CLC - Northeast Forestry campus location for Engineering, or UoA CLC - Nanjing campus location for Commerce.
Continue with the application process and complete your enrolment.
China September Session webinars
Attend our China September Session webinars for more information and to register your interest in the programmes:
Tuesday 11 August, 11am (China time)
Hosted by our International Managers for Business and Engineering, Marcelo Credidio and Ryan Gamon, find out everything you need to know about starting your journey with us in China this September!
Why enrol in the China September Session?
The China September Session will give you the opportunity to study in two of our most popular programmes - the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). The minimum gaokao score for entry is 75%.
The University of Auckland Business School has Triple Crown accreditation from AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA. Only 1% of business schools worldwide have this Triple Crown endorsement, which gives our students assurance that our Business School provides programmes at the highest international standards.
The QS World University Rankings for 2020 confirmed the Faculty of Engineering’s position as New Zealand’s top Engineering faculty. Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Auckland rank 39th in the world in the QS Subject Rankings for 2020.
This China September Session means Chinese high school graduates can begin your studies with New Zealand's top-ranked university even while borders remain closed due to Covid-19.
奥克兰大学商学院已获AACSB International（国际商管学院促进协会），EFMD-EQUIS（EFMD 欧洲质量改善系统）和AMBA（工商管理协会）的三皇冠认证。世界上只有1%的商学院能够同时受到这三大机构认证。这将让学生有充分信心相信，奥克兰大学商学院提供的是最高质量且符合最高国际标准的课程。
During the China September Session you must study the following courses in either the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):
- ECON 151 Understanding the Global Economy
- ACCTG 101 Accounting Information
- STATS 108 Statistics for Commerce
- ACADENG 104 Academic English for Business
Pursue a flexible business degree and gain strong communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills. A wide range of conjoint options are available when you continue your degree.
- ENGGEN 115 Principles of Engineering Design
- ENGGEN 121 Engineering Mechanics
- ENGGEN 140 Energy and Society
- ENGSCI 111 Mathematical Modelling 1
Become part of a community that plays a role in improving our future – blend theory and practice to contribute to an increasingly technologically advanced, sustainable world.
- ECON 151了解全球经济
- ACCTG 101会计信息
- STATS 108 商业统计
- ACADENG 104 商务英语
- ENGGEN 115 工程设计原理
- ENGGEN 121工程力学
- ENGGEN 140 工程生物学与化学
- ENGSCI 111 数学建模1
Gaokao score is as an aggregate percentage calculated by dividing an applicant’s total scores achieved by the maximum Gaokao score. The minimum average score for both programmes for the China September Session only is 75%.
See other Undergraduate entry requirements.
English language requirements
The minimum English language requirement for the China September session courses is:
- BCom: IELTS Academic 6.0 with no band score below 5.5
- BEng(Hons): IELTS Academic 6.5 with no band score below 6.0
See other Undergraduate English language requirements.
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.
Where could these programmes take you?
Business is everywhere, from environmental groups to your favourite fashion brands and our graduates are doing important work in industries both established and emerging. The skills and knowledge you will gain from the BCom are invaluable in any industry and can start you on a huge range of exciting and diverse career paths.
- Accountant/Financial adviser
- Business analyst
- Corporate, investment or merchant banker
- Entrepreneur/Business owner
- Operations manager
- Policy analyst or adviser
- Sales or marketing manager
- Web applications developer
With quantitative, problem-solving, communication and technical skills, you’ll easily adapt to the technologically-driven nature of many industries. All our specialisations are accredited by Engineering New Zealand, a signatory to the Washington Accord, making our BE(Hons) a recognised engineering qualification in many countries.
- Consultant engineer
- Hardware and software developer
- Project manager
- Quantity surveyor
- Research and design engineer
- Systems engineer
Some career paths may require further study.
Frequently asked questions
I'm not currently in China. Can I travel there to study in the China September Session?
No, this opportunity is only for international students currently in China who are unable to enter New Zealand right now due to Covid-19 border restrictions.
Do I need a New Zealand student visa to study in the China September Session?
Students in the University of Auckland China September Session do not need a visa.
When New Zealand’s border restrictions are lifted, students can provide evidence of online study to support their visa application. Visit the Immigration New Zealand website for more information.
Can I study part-time or take other courses?
You must take all four courses listed above under ‘Study options’ for your chosen programme, and only those four courses during the China September Session.
Applications and enrolment
If I have deferred my studies to Semester One 2021, can I enrol in the China September Session to start my degree early?
Yes, if you have an offer of place with the University of Auckland to start a BCom or a BEng(Hons) in Semester One 2021 you can enrol in the China September Session.
To enrol in the China September Session, submit a new application before the application deadline of 16 August 2020. Follow the instructions above under ‘Apply for the China September Session’. If you have an agent they can do this on your behalf.
Contact your Faculty Student Centre if you have any questions about your application or enrolment:
I have applied for the China September Session, when will I receive an offer?
Applications for the China September Session are being assessed with priority so, if successful, you will receive an offer as quickly as possible.
If you have not already applied please apply now, before the 16 August deadline.
How do we calculate the GaoKao score entry requirement as a percentage? Are there any required subjects?
The Gaokao score is as an aggregate percentage calculated by dividing your total score achieved by the maximum Gaokao score. The minimum average score for both programmes for the China September Session only is 75%.
For the BEng(Hons) you must have scores for Physics and Maths.
Will the University of Auckland continue to accept the 75% average GaoKao score for admission to these programmes after the China September Session?
GaoKao is now an official qualification for University Entrance at the University of Auckland. The average scores may be revised each year.
From Semester One 2021, the Gaokao score for entry to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will be 80% and for the Bachelor of Commerce it will be 73%.
The 75% average score is specific to the China September Session admission into the BCom and the BEng(Hons) only.
Teaching and learning
Are the learning facilitators for the China September Session from New Zealand or China?
The learning facilitators who will provide face-to-face teaching support to students at NEFU and NJUST are local academic staff vetted by the University of Auckland. They will work closely with the University of Auckland academic staff who will teach the cohort online.
Will the classes be delivered in English?
Yes, the lecturers and learning facilitators will deliver your classes in English.
How will students be assessed for their courses during the China September Session?
The assessment conditions for students studying in the China September Session will be similar to those for Semester One 2020, with all final assessments online. See more information here.
Is there a relocation grant available for students enrolling in the China September Session?
No, there is no relocation grant for China September Session students.