Prior tertiary study

To transfer from a New Zealand or overseas tertiary institution you must meet admission, programme, and Undergraduate English language requirements.

If you have started or completed tertiary study outside New Zealand, and want to study an undergraduate level programme, your overseas qualification(s) must be approved for University admission.

Entry requirements

The table below shows tertiary qualifications and equivalent University Entrance standards by country. These standards are minimum equivalents and do not guarantee programme entry, you may need to obtain a higher score than the one listed.

If you have finished secondary school you may already meet the minimum acceptable equivalents of the University Entrance Standard, see New Zealand Secondary School applicants , or Overseas Secondary School applicants.

Country Minimum University Entrance requirements from tertiary study
Non-country specific One year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university-type institution with good passing grades
Canada Successful completion of an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree from an accredited community college
China (People's Republic) Completion of a 2-year diploma from a recognised institution with good passing grades (after graduation from High School)
Fiji Completion of the USP Foundation Year programme (Science or Social Science) with a grade average of ‘B’ or higher and no grade lower than ‘C’ in the seven required courses
Japan Completion of a Junior College Diploma/Associate degree
Malaysia Complete an accepted foundation programme: MUFY, UNSWFY, or QFY
New Zealand One year’s successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree or bachelor level qualification from a New Zealand non-University tertiary institution
New Zealand One semester’s successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand university
Singapore Completed the NUS High School Diploma
Taiwan Completed Junior College Diploma (two-year Diploma after completing senior high school, or five-year Diploma after completing junior high school)
United Kingdom A completed BTEC National Certificate or National Diploma, with at least three Level III units with merit, may allow for university admission
OR
A Pre-University or Foundation programme, completed with Merit (an average of 60% or no less than a ‘B’ grade average), may allow for university admission. The subjects taken in the foundation programme, the grades attained, and the acceptability of the qualification within the United Kingdom for university admission, will affect acceptability for admission to the University of Auckland.
USA Successful completion of an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree from an accredited community college.

Programme entry requirements

The Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) typically required for entry to an undergraduate programme is listed in the table below. Grades or marks achieved at other institutions are given a Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) on the University’s 0-9 grading scale. To view an indication of your GPE, use our GPE Calculator.
Some programmes require you to have taken specific subjects or have other requirements such as a portfolio, audition and/or interview. If your chosen programme is not listed please contact the relevant faculty.

Programme GPE
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2.4
Bachelor of Science (BSc) except Biomedical Science 3.5
Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Biomedical Science
Subject to availability of places
4.0
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 3.0
Bachelor of Property (BProp) 3.0
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) 5.0
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons))
Subject to availability of places
5.0

Apply for transfer of credit

You can apply for transfer of credit for tertiary courses completed elsewhere as part of your Application for Admission.

Domestic applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee.

To get an estimate of transfer credit you may be eligible for, use our Transfer Credit Calculator. Please note the results produced by the calculator are a guide only and do not guarantee that credit will be awarded. 

For further information on applying for transfer credit, please read:

Academic English Language Requirement

If you are a domestic student, or an international student applying with results from another New Zealand tertiary institution, in addition to any University Entrance Literacy standard, you must meet the Academic English Language Requirement either at admission or during your first 12 months of study.
See Academic English Language Requirement

Alternative pathways

If you do not meet minimum admission requirements, we provide pathways to help you proceed to your chosen undergraduate programmes, see Preparation and foundation programmes.

If your highest level of study is a foundation or preparation qualification from an overseas, or New Zealand education provider, your qualification must be assessed to determine if it meets minimum admission requirements.

If your highest level of study is a foundation or preparation qualification from an overseas, or New Zealand education provider, your qualification must be assessed to determine if it meets minimum admission requirements.

See, Which foundation programmes will be accepted for admission?

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)