International Baccalaureate (IB)

For entry based on a New Zealand secondary school qualification you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard — UE is the minimum standard needed to enrol at a New Zealand university.

You must also meet the entry requirements for the programme you wish to study. This will be expressed as a ‘rank score’, which we calculate based on your IB score. Some programmes may also require you to have taken specific subjects.

University Entrance standard for admission in 2017

You must have been awarded the full IB Diploma, for which you must achieve a minimum of 24 points.  

An IB Diploma completed with English as Language A1 at either Higher or Standard Level, and including any mathematics subject, satisfies the literacy and numeracy requirements for University Entrance.

Please note: the University will also accept English Language B at Higher Level, with a minimum grade of 5, as satisfying the Literacy requirement for UE.

Programme entry requirements for 2017

You must meet the admission requirements for your programme(s) of study.

In addition to achieving university entrance, some of our undergraduate programmes require you to have taken specific subjects. Some programmes have other requirements such as a portfolio, audition and/or interview. Please note, some programmes will require you to have taken specific subjects.

The table below shows the rank scores required for guaranteed entry in 2017, specific subject requirements and any other requirements you need for admission and selection into the University of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes.

For more information about requirements for specific programmes (eg, portfolio of creative work), refer to the relevant faculty undergraduate prospectus or website.

How your IB rank score is calculated

Your rank score is the same as your IB score. For example, if you achieve 27 points for IB, your rank score will be 27 points. The maximum rank score is 45.

Guaranteed entry requirements for admission in 2017

These are the undergraduate programme admission requirements for school leavers who have achieved University Entrance.

This table indicates the rank score, subject/credit requirements and other requirements that will guarantee you admission to your programme in 2017.

If you achieve the University Entrance standard, but your rank score is not high enough to guarantee selection, your application will be considered, provided places remain available.

Alternative options are available if you do not meet programme entry requirements.

Programme Rank score, subject and credit requirements
Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) 31
Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative work and written statement.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)1 26
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)2 27
Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt) 26
Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a CV, written statement and an audition/interview.
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (BEd(Tchg))3 26
Subject to a satisfactory interview, police check, and referees’ reports.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons))4, 5 33
Mathematics and Physics at HL Levels.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 26
Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative works and written statement.
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) 33
Bachelor of Laws (LLB
(Part I))
Students must be offered a place in another bachelors degree. Students who gain entry to Law Part II can be admitted to the conjoint degree at that stage even if they were not in a conjoint previously.
Bachelor of Music (BMus)

26
Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a statement of musical background, referee’s report and:

  • Classical Performance – an audition6 and musical qualification certificates
  • Jazz Performance and Popular Music - an audition6
  • Composition major - a portfolio of 2 composition works and musical qualification certificates
  • Musicology – musical qualification certificates
Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) 31
Bachelor of Property (BProp)2 27
Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Biomedical Science 33
Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Food Science and Nutrition 29
Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Exercise Sciences 27
Bachelor of Science (BSc)7 - All other majors/specialisations 26
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)3 26
Subject to a satisfactory police check, and referees’ reports. Interviews may be required.
Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education (BSportHPE)3 26
Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) (BUrbPlan(Hons)) 31
Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a written statement.

Conjoint programmes

If you want to study a Conjoint degree, you must achieve the greater of the two rank scores for your selected programmes and meet the entry requirements for both. Not all degree programmes have conjoint options.

Conjoint programme Rank score, subject and credit requirements
Bachelor of Arts conjoints 28
Bachelor of Commerce conjoints 28
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) conjoints4 36
Mathematics and Physics at HL Levels
Bachelor of Fine Arts conjoints 28
Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative works and written statement.
Bachelor of Health Sciences conjoints 33
Bachelor of Laws (Part I) conjoints Satisfy the conjoint score for the other degree.
Bachelor of Music conjoints

28

Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a statement of musical background, referee’s report and:

  • Classical Performance – an audition6 and musical qualification certificates
  • Jazz Performance and Popular Music - an audition6
  • Composition major - a portfolio of 2 composition works and musical qualification certificates
  • Musicology – musical qualification certificates
Bachelor of Nursing conjoints
31

 
Bachelor of Property conjoints 28
Bachelor of Science conjoints 28

Other programmes

Programme Requirement
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) Applicants must first complete Year 1 of either the BHSc or the BSc in Biomedical Science, or have completed another degree approved by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Applicants must complete an appropriate first year programme including the prescribed BPharm Part I courses (or equivalent), or have completed another degree approved by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) Applicants must first complete the set courses from the common year of the BSc in Biomedical Science (or equivalent), or have completed another degree approved by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Notes
  1. Māori applicants and applicants from Equity target groups (including Pacific applicants, those from refugee backgrounds, low socio-economic backgrounds and applicants with declared disabilities) applying based on IB who achieve the University Entrance (UE) Standard and a IB rank score 24–25 will be considered for conditional admission to the BA.
  2. For more information on the Targeted Admission Scheme for Business School programmes see www.business.auckland.ac.nz/tas.
  3. Māori, Pacific, students with disabilities, students from refugee backgrounds and students from low socio-economic backgrounds who achieve the UE Standard and meet other requirements will be admitted to the programmes in the Faculty of Education & Social Work through the Targeted Admission Scheme.
  4. SL Mathematics and Physics may be accepted based on level of grade achieved.
  5. The Faculty of Engineering will give consideration to students who missed out on admission to BE(Hons) who are able to demonstrate sufficient ability in engineering-related and approved study, in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme for admission in Semester 2. For more information, please see BE(Hons) alternative pathway.
  6. An audition can include evaluations of one or more recorded and/or live performance elements.
  7. Māori and Pacific applicants with an IB rank score of 25, will be admitted to the BSc with the exception of majors in Biomedical Science, Food Science and Nutrition or Exercise Sciences. Applicants from Equity target groups (including those from refugee backgrounds, low socio-economic backgrounds and applicants with disabilities) with an IB rank score less than 25, will be conditionally admitted to the BSc dependent on successful completion of the Certificate in Academic Preparation (passing all courses).

Contact

Phone: +64 923 5025 (within Auckland)
Phone:  0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)
Phone: +64 9 373 7513 (from overseas)
Email:admission@auckland.ac.nz (domestic applicants)
int-questions@auckland.ac.nz (international applicants)