Starting your study journey

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te Ao.

The bird who feeds on miro has the forest
The bird who feeds on knowledge has the world

We can offer you

  • World-class teaching and research excellence
  • National and international partnerships, networks and links
  • More than 30 undergraduate programmes
  • Programmes and courses important to Māori social and economic growth
  • Vibrant campus life including sports, cultural and social activities
  • A unique cultural experience in the Polynesian capital of the world.

What you can study

Choose from arts, business and economics, creative arts and industries, education and social work, engineering, law, medical and health sciences, and science with more than 30 undergraduate programmes

In practical terms, this means:

  • We are a community of over 2400 Māori students and over 400 Māori staff.
  • Over 600 Māori students completed their qualification in 2022.
  • We have five Māori led research entities.

Getting into the University of Auckland

Check out our step-by-step guide to admission and applications

Check out entry requirements

We also have specific options for Māori students including:

Preparation and transition programmes

If you aren't offered a place at the University, you can still study towards your desired programme.

  • Whapiki Ake
    The Whakapiki Ake Project engages with rangatahi Māori enrolled in secondary schools to promote health as a career.
  • Hikitia Te Ora - Certificate in Health Sciences 
    This is one-year programme is specifically for Māori or Pacific students wanting to study for health professions.
  • New Start 
    New Start is a part-time preparation and bridging programme for those over 20 thinking of university study.
  • The University of Auckland Tertiary Foundation Certificate (TFC) 
    This full-time, one-year programme covers subjects from Arts and Science that will prepare you for University study. It is primarily targeted at students who have not met the entry requirements for University Entrance and are under 20.
  • Tōia ki Waipapa
    UThis programme for Māori students offers an on-campus experience with culturally appropriate learning support to help you take your studies to the next level in the summer following Yr 13.

Scholarships we offer

We offer hundreds of scholarships every year to students starting undergraduate study.

How we will support you