To study at the University of Auckland you must have a university entrance qualification and be selected into a programme.
The information below explains the different university entrance qualifications and what you need for selection into the programme you wish to study.
Please note that this information applies if you are a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand residence class visa, or an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in New Zealand. If you are an international student, please see Entry requirements for international students.
You normally must have reached the age of 16 years by 31 December in the year preceding that in which admission is sought, to be eligible for admission to the University of Auckland.
For information on the criteria for consideration for applicants under the age of 16, see Underage applicants.
English language requirements
You must meet certain standards of English language proficiency.
You will meet these if English is your first language, or if you have a New Zealand University Entrance qualification (eg, from NCEA). For more information about literacy requirements, see the following pages:
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) (taken in NZ)