Transferring from another New Zealand university for Semester One 2017

If you’ve started study at another New Zealand university, we invite you to apply to transfer to the University of Auckland.

You can apply to transfer at any stage of your studies – and your previous hard work could even gain you guaranteed entry. You might also receive credit for it as part of your new programme. If you’ve started study at AUT, Victoria, Canterbury or Otago, credit transfer information is provided below. All other study will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Read about entry requirements, how to apply for admission, and documents you may need to apply for admission.

Recognition of prior tertiary study

If you’re a domestic student, have studied at another university in New Zealand and meet minimum academic requirements, you may be guaranteed entry to some of the University of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes.

You can apply for transfer of credit as part of your Application for Admission. Domestic applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee.

If you’re an International student or have started study elsewhere, see Prior tertiary study.

If you’ve studied at secondary level overseas, we’ll need to assess your school record. For more information, see Overseas secondary school applicants.

Bachelor of Arts

For guaranteed entry with prior study, in Semester One 2017, you must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.4.

If you are an applicant from AUT, Victoria, Canterbury, or Otago you will be awarded credit where you've received a passing grade in a course listed in the Course Equivalents for Arts detailed in the PDF below.

Contact the Arts Students' Centre for further advice on how the credits can be used towards a Bachelor of Arts.

Course equivalents

Contact the Arts Students' Centre as soon as possible if your courses are not included in the list of course equivalents below. We'll assess them to see what credit can be awarded.

If you wish to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts degree, with an incomplete bachelors degree from another New Zealand University, you’ll be awarded credit in line with the requirements for the degree and the University’s credit regulations.

Please note that we welcome applicants from all New Zealand universities and other tertiary institutions.

Arts Students' Centre

Phone: 0800 61 62 63
Email: asc@auckland.ac.nz

Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Property

For guaranteed entry with prior study, in Semester One 2017, you must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. If you are an applicant from AUT, Victoria, Canterbury, or Otago, you will be awarded credit where you've received a B grade or higher in a course listed in the Course Equivalents for Business PDF below.

Contact the Business Student Centre for further course planning advice on how the credits can be used towards a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Property degree.

Course equivalents

Please contact the Business Student Centre as soon as possible if your courses don't feature on the list of course equivalents below. We'll assess them to see what credit can be awarded.

Please note that we welcome applicants from all New Zealand  universities and other tertiary institutions.

Business Student Centre 

Phone: 0800 61 62 63 (within NZ) or +64 9 378 7186 (from outside NZ)
Email: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz

Bachelor of Laws

LLB Part I

All first year law applicants apply for:

  • The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Part I

and

  • Another degree programme for your non-law courses

If you have gained the University Entrance Standard and are admitted to another programme at this University you will be admitted to the LLB Part I.

For further information, see Undergraduate entry requirements.

Students need to gain a C+ or better in LAW 121G before progressing to LAW 131 (only offered in Semester Two).

LLB Part II

Places in LLB Part II are limited and all applicants must go through a selection process. 

Selection for LLB Part II is based on the grades you achieve in LLB Part I.  The law courses have twice the weighting of the non-law courses.

The overall average grade required for selection into LLB Part II can vary from year to year, depending on the number of applicants. In recent years the minimum grade required has been between a B+ (GPA 6.00) and A- (GPA 7.00).

A maximum of 380 places will be available in 2017 for admission to LLB Part II. 

To be considered for selection into LLB Part II in 2017, applicants need to have:

  • Passed LAW 121G and LAW 131 (or their equivalents at another New Zealand law school) 

and

  • Gained at least 90 points (or the equivalent) of non-law university degree courses. Transferring students who have completed LLB Part I at another New Zealand law school but who have not yet completed 90 points in non-law courses, may be admitted, but will need to take the outstanding courses alongside your Part II Law courses. 

Course equivalents

If you are an applicant from AUT, Victoria, Canterbury, Waikato, or Otago you will be awarded credit where you've passed a course listed in the Course Equivalents for Law PDF - download below.

For more information, visit Entry requirements for the LLB.

If you have already completed some LLB Part II courses at another New Zealand law school and wish to transfer to the University of Auckland, please contact us:

Auckland Law School

Telephone: +64 9 378 5971
Email: undergradlaw@auckland.ac.nz

Bachelor of Science

For guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Science (general majors) degree with prior study, in Semester One 2017, you must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5. This applies to applicants from AUT, Victoria, Canterbury, or Otago. Please note that we welcome applicants from all New Zealand universities and other tertiary institutions.

For AUT and Canterbury, credit will be awarded where you've received a C grade or higher in a course listed in the Course Equivalents for Science PDF below.

For Otago and Victoria, credit will be awarded where you've received a C- grade or higher in a course listed in the Course Equivalents for Science PDF below.

You’re advised to contact the Science Student Centre for further course planning advice on how the credits can be used towards a Bachelor of Science degree.

For entry to the Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) degree with prior study, you must have achieved a minimum GPA of 4.0 to be considered for entry to this major. Be aware that if your  intention is to apply to Medicine after completing the first year of the BSc (Biomedical Science), you will not be eligible for credit. Admission will be subject to places being available.

  • For applicants applying from the University of Otago: Applicants for this major must have completed Year 1 of the BSc (Health Sciences) from the University of Otago. Credit will be awarded for direct equivalents for the Biomedical Science major. (See credit information below.) Please note that you won't be able to apply for entry to the MBChB programme until you’ve completed your bachelors degree.
  • For applicants applying from AUT, Canterbury or Victoria: Credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and must be awarded with direct equivalents to ensure you meet major requirements. If you’ve been awarded credit, you won't be able to apply for the MBChB programme until you’ve completed your bachelors degree.

If you wish to transfer to the Bachelor of Science degree, with an incomplete bachelors degree from another New Zealand University, you’ll be awarded credit in line with the requirements for the  degree.

  • Courses that are recognised as Science will be credited
  • No more than two out-of-faculty (non-Science) courses will be credited (no more than a total of 30 points from out-of-faculty is allowed in a BSC degree)
  • Under Clause 2(d) (iv) of the Credit Regulations, you may be declined credit for courses more than five years old

If you’ve been approved and have accepted entry into a major where specified courses are required, for example, Food Science and Nutrition, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Science, you’ll only be awarded credit for the specified courses in the major. We recommend that you view the requirements for majors.

Courses credited at Stage III can't be used to meet the major requirements (which are set at 60 points at Stage III in the majoring subject) but they can contribute towards the degree requirements and points for the degree. For example, a Stage III Science course credited can count as the 5th Stage III Science course required under the BSc Stage III regulations.

A course may be credited as “unspecified”, for example, BIOSCI Unspecified Stage I, 15 points. This means we recognise that the course counts towards meeting the points required for the degree, however the University of Auckland doesn't have a direct equivalent for the course. Unspecified credit can't be used to replace core courses or specified prerequisites.

Course equivalents

Please note that courses not included in the table below will need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Detailed course outlines must be provided by the applicant providing information on what was taught as part of the course, as well as assessment and practical (Lab) information.

Credit will not be awarded where:

  • this credit will exceed the total number of points required for the programme, e.g. no more than 180 points at Stage I or BSC = 360 points total
  • a student has enrolled and passed an equivalent course at the University of Auckland

Science Student Centre

Telephone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz