University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

For entry based on CIE completed in New Zealand or overseas, 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 AS and A Level results. Some programmes may also require you to have taken specific subjects.

See the guaranteed entry requirements for your intended programme(s)

University Entrance standard for admission in 2018

Part A
Applicants must obtain both:

  • a minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff at A or AS level from any syllabus groups from those available in New Zealand (check with a Cambridge School for details) which are broadly equivalent to those in the list of approved subjects for NCEA, and
  • a D grade or higher in syllabuses from at least three different syllabus groups (excluding Thinking Skills).

*Please contact your school for details: www.acsnz.org.nz/acsnzschools.cfm

Part B
Literacy and numeracy must be satisfied as follows.

Literacy:
Either an E grade or higher in any one of,

  • AS English Language
  • AS Language and Literature in English
  • AS Literature in English.

Note: A D grade (or higher) will satisfy one of the syllabus requirements of Part A.
Or,

  • as prescribed for University Entrance with NCEA.

Numeracy:
Either,

  • A D grade (or higher) in IGCSE or GCSE Mathematics, or
  • Any mathematics subject passed at AS level. 

Note: A D grade (or higher) will satisfy one of the syllabus requirements of Part A.

Or,

  • as prescribed for University Entrance with NCEA.
Please note: International applicants applying with CIE study outside of New Zealand may also meet the standard literacy requirement through an alternative approved English test as outlined in the minimum English Language proficiency requirements.

Programme entry requirements for 2018

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. See the guaranteed
entry requirements for your intended programme(s)
.

For programmes that refer to Table A and/or Table B, use the table below.

Table A and B Subject requirements

Table A subjects Table B subjects
Classical Studies Accounting
English Biology
Geography Business Studies
History Chemistry
History of Art Economics
  Mathematics
  Physics

How your CIE rank score is calculated

Your rank score is based on the UCAS Tariff score for up to six subject units at AS level (one subject unit) or A level (two subject units). A maximum of two subject units can be included from any one syllabus group in the table of available syllabus groups, which are broadly equivalent to those in the list of approved subjects for NCEA. If you have studied more than six subject units, the best six scores will be used.
Thinking Skills and the General Paper will be excluded from the rank score calculation.The maximum rank score is 420. The following points are awarded for each syllabus group.

A level:

  • A*: 140 points
  • A: 120 points
  • B: 100 points
  • C: 80 points
  • D: 60 points
  • E: 40 points

AS level:

  • A: 60 points
  • B: 50 points
  • C: 40 points
  • D: 30 points
  • E: 20 points

Calculate an estimated rank score online

To estimate your rank score, you can use our Rank Score Calculator.
To view an example of how your rank score is calculated, visit AskAuckland
If you need help with the Rank Score Calculator, visit AskAuckland.

CIE rank scores required for entry for 2018

These are the undergraduate programme admission requirements for school leavers who have achieved University Entrance. Additional requirements apply and where noted against specific programmes. Please visit the specific programme page for full details.

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.

For conjoint programmes, applicants must achieve the greater of the two rank scores for their selected programmes and must meet the entry requirements for both programmes. Not all degree programmes have conjoint options.

Rank score required Programmes available
150
170
190

200

230

280

300
310
330

Other programmes

Programme Requirement
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 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.

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)