Find out how to gain entry to the University, including standards you’ll have to meet under NCEA, CIE and IB; and alternative entrance pathways.
New Zealand secondary school applicants
Prior tertiary study
- You can transfer credit from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification.
Overseas secondary school applicants
- Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants with secondary school qualifications completed overseas.
Undergraduate English language requirements
Discretionary Entrance applicants
- Undergraduate entry requirements for New Zealand and Australian citizens and residents with exceptional results in Year 12 (NCEA Level 2 or higher).
Applicants under 16
Home school applicants
Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes (UTAS)
- Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme (UTAS) for eligible Māori and applicants from some equity groups.
Foundation study applicants
- Entry requirements for applicants who have completed a University of Auckland foundation programme at UP Education or Taylors.
2021 University entrance for school leavers
Masters degree entry requirements
Masters degrees are usually either one year (120 points), 18 months (180 points), or two years (240 points), of full-time study. Eligibility depends on completed prior study. Not all programmes include all options.
There are two types of Masters degrees:
- Research Masters, which include a thesis or research portfolio of at least 90 points
- Taught Masters, which are usually comprised of taught courses, but may include a dissertation or research project of less than 90 points.
Admission to a 120 point Masters degree
Normally this requires a completed bachelor honours degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas.
For masters supervisors and research projects, see FindaThesis, the research webpages for your area of interest or contact the postgraduate adviser for your faculty.
Admission to a 180 point Masters degree
This normally requires a completed bachelor degree or postgraduate certificate from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas. Previous work experience may be taken into account.
Admission to a 240 point Masters degree
This normally requires a completed bachelor degree from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas. Previous work experience may be taken into account.
Many programmes such as architecture, fine arts, music, urban design or writing, require supplementary evidence of creative ability (e.g. a portfolio or audition).
To see the entry requirements for your intended programme(s), view the programme pages:
- Arts postgraduate programmes
- Business postgraduate programmes
- Creative Arts and Industries postgraduate programmes
- Education and Social Work postgraduate programmes
- Engineering postgraduate programmes
- Law postgraduate programmes
- Medical and Health Sciences postgraduate programmes
- Science postgraduate programmes
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