Māori and Other Pacific admission scheme (MOPAS)

If you are of Māori or Pacific descent, MOPAS our special admission scheme for Māori and other Pacific Island students may help you achieve your dreams.

MOPAS is a special scheme for those who are of Māori or other Pacific descent. They may be either school leavers or they may have been in the work force and have few academic qualifications.

Applicants who do not have a university entrance qualification must be 20 years of age or over before the first day of the semester. The selection criteria require that the applicant be either a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident. Applicants who meet one of the following criteria will be guaranteed a place in the MOPAS scheme:

  • NCEA rank score ≥ 140 points with 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 standard credits in Level 3 Statistics and Modelling or Mathematics with Calculus, or
  • CIE rank score ≥ 140 points with at least a C grade in each of three subjects from Table A or B, or a C grade in each of two subjects from Table A and B plus at least a D grade in Mathematics, or
  • International Baccalaureate ≥ 25.

Other short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to write a short essay. The selection panel will assess the academic background, capability and motivation of each applicant and take into account community involvement and evidence of leadership. Those wishing to be considered for admission under this scheme must tick the appropriate box in the electronic Application for Admission form.

More information is available from the Business Student Centre.

To learn about facilities and support available at the Business School for Māori and Pacific students, including He Tuākana tutoring and mentoring programme and Commerce Association Pacific and Māori (CAPM), visit the Māori and Pacific section of our website.
For more information on entry requirements including required subjects view our Entry requirements page.