The University of Auckland Entry Requirements

Due to the impact of Covid-19 on secondary school students making plans to go to university, the University of Auckland has made some changes to its Entry Requirements for 2021 study only. 

Revised UoA entry requirements for 2021 study

Below are the pre-Covid entry requirements and students not currently in Year 13 should look at these requirements as they are likely to still apply to you when you come to apply to UoA.

Entry Requirements

1. Table A and B Requirements

In addition to achieving university entrance, some of University of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes require you to have taken specific subjects and gained minimum credits in certain subjects. 

Table A & B Requirements


2. Rank Score

To gain entry into a programme at the University of Auckland, you will also need to meet rank score requirements. Your rank score is based on your best 80 credits at Level 3 or higher over a maximum of five approved subjects. These credits are then weighted by awarding points for each credit based on the level of achievement — Excellence (4 points), Merit (3 points) or Achieved (2 points).

A maximum of 24 credits are counted for each approved subject. The maximum rank score is 320. Approved subjects are determined by NZQA. If you achieve less than 80 credits, the rank score will be based on your total Level 3 credits gained over a maximum of five approved subjects and weighted by the level of achievement.

Credits obtained in required subjects do not have to be among the best 80 credits used to calculate the rank score.

NCEA Level 3 credits achieved before Year 13 can be counted towards the 80 best credits used for ranking.

Rank Score Calculator

NCEA rank scores required are listed here and are updated each year (scroll down to find these). Click here: Rank Scores Required


3. Academic English Requirements

For entry to The University of Auckland, you will need 17 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English or completion of an approved academic English language course in your first year while studying at university. Click here: Academic English Language Requirements


4. Other Requirements

Some degree programmes have additional entry requirements with particular NCEA Level 3 subjects needed (E.g. Physics and Calculus for Engineering). 

Others requirements can include: a portfolio, audition and/or interview. 

Please check what is required for entry to particular programmes. Take a look at the 2021 Prospectus (Pages 96-7) to see other requirements: Undergraduate programme admission requirements

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