University of Auckland entry requirements


Undergraduate Course Min AFY Score1 Semester Intake Course Duration Additional Requirements and Subjects2 English
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 270 Mar, Jul 3 years AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Global Studies (BGlobalSt)  300  Mar, Jul 3 years    AFY English 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band 
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 280 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics A AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Property (BProp) 280 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics A AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) 320 Mar 3 years Selection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative work and written statement).2 AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt) 270 Mar 3 years Selection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a CV, written statement and an audition/interview).2 AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 270 Mar 4 years Selection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative works and written statement).2 AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Music (BMus)
(Classical Performance, Jazz Performance and Popular Music)
270 Mar 3 years By selection only. (Subject to the qualitative evaluation of an audition portfolio). Details of the portfolio requirements are given in depth on the University website.2 AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Music (BMus)
(Composition, Musicology)
270 Mar 3 years

Composition. By selection only. (Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a composition portfolio).
Musicology: By selection only. (Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a statement of musical background). Details are listed on the university website.2

AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)
(BUrbPlan (Hons))
320 Mar 4 years Selection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a written statement).2 AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (BEd (Tchg)) 280 Mar 3 years Selection (subject to a satisfactory interview, police check, and referees’ reports. You may also be required to sit literacy and numeracy assessments).2 IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 7.0 in each band
Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education (BSportHealthPE) 280 Mar 3 years   AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 280 Mar 4 years Selection (subject to a satisfactory police check and referees’ reports. Interviews may be required).2 IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 7.0 in each band
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
(BE (Hons))
320 Mar, Jul (Jul intake subject to availability) 4 years Selection.2Mathematics A and B, Physics AFY English 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Part 1)) Students must be offered a place in another bachelors degree. Entry will be based on entry requirements for the other bachelors degree. Mar, Jul 4 years students will be selected into Part II on the basis of their results in Part I. Must meet minimum English requirements for other bachelor's degree.
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) 310 Mar, Jul (Mar intake only if seeking pathway to MBChB). 3 years Selection2One science subject4 IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) No direct entry Mar 6 years5 No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of first year results in the BSc (Biomedical Science) or BHSc programme and interview.2  
Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) 310 Mar 3 years Selection (Interview).2
One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) No direct entry Mar 5 years6 No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of first year results in the BSc (Biomedical Science) programe and an interview.2  
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) No direct entry Mar 4 years7 No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of the first year results in the BSc or BHs programmes, and an interview.2  
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Biomedical Science
300 Mar8 3 years Mathematics A and one additional Science subject.4 AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Food Science and Nutrition, Exercise Sciences*
290 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics A and Biology AFY English 70% minimum3
Bachelor of Science (BSc)– all other majors 280 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics A and one additional Science subject.4
Psychology major subject to the availability of places.
AFY English 70% minimum3
Conjoint Degrees (without Health Sciences, Nursing, or Engineering) 300 Dependent on faculty 4 + years 9 As required by each degree above. As required by each degree above.
Conjoint Degrees (with Health Sciences or Nursing) 310 Dependent on faculty 4 + years 9 Selection.2 One Science subject.4 As required by each degree above
Conjoint Degrees (with Engineering) 360 Dependent on faculty 5 + years9 Selection2 Mathematics A and B, Physics As required by each degree above

* Subject to CUAP approval
Minimum academic and English language entry requirements from Auckland Foundation Year (AFY) to gain guaranteed entry to a degree programme for students applying for entry in 2019.
Please note that students who do not enter the University with IELTS 6.5 overall with no band below 6.0, or English minimum score of 75% will be required to study and pass an academic English language course during their first year of study. This course will be included as part of the programme of study.
Age restriction: Students must be 17 years old to be eligible for entry.
1 AFY score includes the best four subjects, excluding English (max 400)
2 Faculties with programmes that specify “Selection” reserve the right to deny places to students who achieve the AFY score and English language requirements stated in this table for that programme
3 IELTS 6.0 no band less than 5.5 is still accepted if 70% English is not achieved
4 The science subjects are: Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology, Geography, Mathematics A, Mathematics B, and Physics.
5 One year BSc (Biomedical Science) or BHSc, plus five additional years in the MBChB programme if admission is gained.
6 One year BSc (Biomedical Science), plus four additional years in the BOptom programme if admission is gained.
7 One year BSc (Biomedical Science) or BHSc, plus three additional years in the BPharm programme if admission is gained.
8 Duration of conjoint programmes varies.


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