Covid-19 update for applicants

Applications and Admissions continues to provide a business as usual service while working remotely. Supporting future students remains our priority.

Though much has stayed the same, some changes have been made to give you additional options and to help you meet our admission requirements. You can find information on what has changed below.

All applicants

Identity documents

You can physically post us any certified hard copies of identification documents

Alternatively, if you are on our campus and able to, you can drop in to see us at AskAuckland Central with the originals and we can certify these for you. 

If you have an unconditional/full offer of admission for 2020 and have specific concerns about submitting your identity documents, please contact admission@auckland.ac.nz

Deferrals

If you have an offer of admission for 2020 you will soon receive an additional offer for the next available start date in 2021. Your original offer will remain but you will have the option to delay the start of your studies should you choose to.

Please note that this excludes Doctoral and some limited entry programmes.

Predicted/indicative grades

If you are unable to provide final examination results we can complete a preliminary assessment of your application based on predicted or indicative results. In some cases we may also be able to issue an unconditional offer.

International applicants

English language proficiency

For intakes in 2021 the validity period of English tests and qualifications has been extended from 2 years to 2.5 years. If you meet our English Language Requirements via this exception you will be required to sit a Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) no later than 2 weeks into your first semester of study and undertake any recommended enrichment/support.

IELTS Indicator, TOEFL Special Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus for China will be accepted for 2020 and 2021 intakes. If you meet our English Language Requirements via one of these tests you will be required to sit a Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) no later than 2 weeks into your first semester of study, and undertake any recommended enrichment/support.

Please note, the scores for IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition are the same as those required for IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT. Results from TOEFL ITP Plus for China will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Standardised tests from the USA

If you have completed a US High School Diploma from a regionally accredited school but have not been able to take a standardised test such as SAT or ACT you may still be eligible for admission. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.