University targeted admission scheme (UTAS)

UTAS is the University’s targeted admission scheme for Māori, Pacific, students with a disability, students from low socio-economic backgrounds and students with a refugee background.

A number of places are reserved in undergraduate programmes for these students who have met the University Entrance (UE) standard but have not met the guaranteed entry score for the programme of their choice. UTAS is open to Māori, Pacific, Disabilities and low socio-economic and refugee background applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.

Applying for UTAS


UTAS applicants must indicate/tick the appropriate box on their online application for admission form. Additional information could be required by some programmes.

For information about Business School undergraduate programmes, general entry requirements and admission and enrolment, visit our undergraduate web section.

UTAS admission requirements


The UTAS admission requirements for the BBIM, BCom and BProp degrees are outlined in the table below:

Programme Minimum UTAS NCEA Level 3 rank score Other requirements Maximum number of reserved UTAS places
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 140 At least 14 credits in each of three subjects from Table A or B; or 14 credits in each of two subjects from Table A and B plus at least 10 achievement standards credits in Level 3 Statistics and Modelling or Mathematics with Calculus
  • Up to 10 places for students with disabilities
  • 130 for Māori and Pacific (see footnote 1)
  • 50 for students from a low socio-economic background
  • 10 for students from a refugee background
Bachelor of Property (BProp) 140 At least 14 credits in each of three subjects from Table A or B; or 14 credits in each of two subjects from Table A and B plus at least 10 achievement standards credits in Level 3 Statistics and Modelling or Mathematics with Calculus
  • Up to 3 places for students with disabilities
  • 12 for Māori and Pacific (see footnote 1)
  • 10 for students from a low socio-economic background
  • 5 for students from a refugee background

Footnote to table:
1. The UTAS places for Māori and Pacific students in both BCom and BProp programmes include mature students.

Further information


Note: For students from low socio-economic and refugee backgrounds accepted under UTAS you will be required to attend a two hour weekly workshop designed to support your transition into University and success in your first year.

For enquiries by Māori applicants, students with refugee background, lower socio-economic background, or students with disabilities, please contact:

Sam Hughes
Student Academic Adviser
Email: s.hughes@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 2605

For enquiries by Pacific students, please contact:

Lisa Filitonga

Student Academic Adviser
Email: l.filitonga@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 6558

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