Entry requirements

This section provides a brief description of the admission and selection process for international students.

General information about entry requirements


All university entrance qualifications gained outside New Zealand have to be approved for admission to the University of Auckland. For countries from which applications are most frequently received, acceptable qualifications are listed on the Minimum overseas entry requirements page.

There are additional entry requirements for some degrees offered at the University of Auckland. These additional requirements vary depending on the programme you are applying for. Further details on requirements for entry into specific undergraduate degree programmes may be found on the Degree-specific entry requirements page.

You will also be required to fulfil the minimum English language requirements for the programme you apply for.

In this section you will find detailed information on entry requirements for admission to the University of Auckland.

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Minimum overseas entry requirements


To find out if your country meets our minimum entry requirements, refer to the table on the University's International students Minimum overseas entry requirements page.

The table sets out acceptable qualifications from the countries that provide most of our international students. If your university entrance qualification is not included in the table, admission will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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English language requirements


All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of their proficiency in English. This could take the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score. Higher scores may be required for some postgraduate programmes.

Minimum entry requirements for proof of English language proficiency and IELTS/TOEFL Equivalencies for postgraduate applicants are detailed on the University's International students English language requirements page.

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Degree-specific entry requirements


We have put together a guide for international students on entry requirements for each of our Business School undergraduate degree programmes. Read more on our Degree-specific entry requirements page.

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Entry to postgraduate programmes


International students entry requirements for postgraduate study, including information on how to apply for PhD study is available from the University's International students Entry to postgraduate programmes page.

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