University progression

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Your degree options

After successful completion of the Foundation Studies Certificate programme, you go on to study an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland.

To progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland, you need to meet specific progression requirements.

  • Achieve the minimum overall grade point average (GPA) for your chosen degree (see 'progression degrees' drop down below).
  • Meet the minimum overall English mark (70%).
  • Complete all compulsory subjects specified for your chosen degree.
  • Meet any additional requirements set out by the University.

You can also apply to other universities as the Foundation Studies Certificate is recognised by all universities in New Zealand. Alternative progression options include AUT University and Massey University, subject to submitting your application and meeting the University entry requirements. 

Degree progression for the University of Auckland

The table below shows the degree options and the minimum academic and English language entry requirements to gain guaranteed entry to a degree programme in 2021.

Please note that students who do not enter the University with an English minimum score of 75% or an IELTS 6.0, with no band below 5.5 (or equivalent), will be required to study and pass an academic English language course during their first year of study. This course will be included as part of the programme of study.

The University of Auckland entry requirements

Minimum academic and English language entry requirements from the Foundation Studies Certificate to gain guaranteed entry to a degree programme for students applying for entry in 2021.

Progression degrees

  • Progression degrees
    Undergraduate Course GPA1 Semester Intake Course Duration Additional Requirements and Subjects2 English
    Arts Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2.4 Mar, Jul 3 years - English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Global Studies (BGlobalSt) 3.9 Mar, Jul 3 years - English (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
    Business Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 3.0 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics with Statistics
    English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Property (BProp) 3.0 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics with Statistics
    English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Creative Arts and Industries Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) 4.7 Mar 3 years Selection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative work and written statement)2 English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt) 2.4 Mar 3 years Selection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a CV, written statement and an audition/interview)2 English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Design (BDes) 3.0 Mar 3 years - English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 2.4 Mar 4 years The below is applicable only to applications for 2020. Selection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative works and written statement). English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Music (BMus) Creative Practice in; Classical, Composition, Jazz, or Popular Music 2.4 Mar 3 years By selection only. (Subject to the qualitative evaluation of an audition/composition portfolio (excluding composition)). Details of the portfolio requirements are given in depth on the University website. English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Music (BMus) Music Studies 2.4 Mar 3 years - English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) (BUrbPlan (Hons)) 4.7 Mar 4 years - English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Education and Social Work Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Bed(Tchg)) 2.4 Mar 3 years Selection (subject to a satisfactory interview, police check, safety checks and referees’ reports. You may also be required to sit literacy and numeracy assessment)2 IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 7.0 in each band
    Bachelor of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (BEd TESOL) 2.4 Mar, Jul 3 years Selection. (Subject to a satisfactory interview, police check, safety checks and referees’ reports)2 English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Sport, Health & Physical Education (BSportHPE) 2.4 Mar, Jul 3 years - English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 2.4 Mar 4 years Selection (subject to a satisfactory police check, safety checks and referees’ reports. Interviews may be required)2 IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 7.0 in each band
    Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE (Hons)) 5.0 Mar, Jul (Jul intake subject to availability) 4 years Selection2. Mathematics with Statistics and Mathematics with Calculus, Physics English (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
    Law Bachelor of Laws Part I (LLB (Part I)) Students must be offered a place in another Bachelors degree. Entry will be based on entry requirements for the other Bachelors degree. Mar, Jul 4 years Students will be selected into Part II on the basis of their results in Part I Must meet minimum English requirements for other Bachelor’s degree.
    Medical and Health Science Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) 5.0 Mar, Jul (Mar intake only if seeking pathway to MBChB 3 years Selection.2 One Science subject4 English (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band.
    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) No direct entry Mar 6 years5 No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of first year results in the BSc (Biomedical Science) or BHSc programme, UCAT score and an interview2 -
    Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) 4.0 Mar 3 years Selection (interview).2 One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics English (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band.
    Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) No direct entry Mar 5 years6 No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of first year results in the BSc (Biomedical Science) programme and an interview2 -
    Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) No direct entry Mar 4 years7 No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of first year results in the BSc or BHSc programmes, and an interview2 -
    Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons) (BMedImagH) No direct entry Mar - No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of first year results in the BSc (Biomedical Science) programme, and an interview1 -
    Science Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biomedical Science 5.0 Mar 3 years Mathematics with Statistics and one additional Science subject4 English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) Food Science and Nutrition, Exercise Sciences 4.0 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics with Statistics and Biology English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) – all other majors 3.0 Mar, Jul 3 years Mathematics with Statistics and one additional Science subject.4 Psychology major subject to the availability of places English (EAP) 70% minimum3
    Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) (BAdvSci(Hons)) – All Specialisations 5.0 Mar, Jul 4 years - English (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
    Conjoints Conjoint Degrees (without Health Sciences, Nursing, Engineering, or Advanced Science) 3.9 Dependent on faculty 4+ years8 As required by each degree above As required by each degree above
    Conjoint Degrees (with Health Sciences or Nursing) 5.0 Dependent on faculty 4+ years8 Selection.2 One Science subject4 As required by each degree above
    Conjoint Degrees (with Engineering, or Advanced Science) 6.0 Dependent on faculty 5+ years8 Selection.2 If applying for Engineering - Mathematics with Statistics and Mathematics with Calculus, Physics are required As required by each degree above

    English (EAP) is English for Academic Purposes.

    Age restriction: Students must be 17 years old to be eligible for entry.

    1 GPA includes all subjects taken.

    2 Faculties with programmes that specify “Selection” may have additional requirements such as a portfolio or interview and reserve the right to deny places to students who achieve the GPA and English language requirements stated in this table for that programme.

    3 IELTS 6.0 no band less than 5.5 is still accepted if 70% English is not achieved.

    4 The science subjects are: Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology, Geography, Mathematics with Statistics and Mathematics with Calculus, and Physics.

    5 One year BSc (Biomedical Science) or BHSc, plus five additional years in the MBChB programme if admission is gained.

    6 One year BSc (Biomedical Science), plus four additional years in the BOptom programme if admission is gained.

    7 One year BSc or BHSc, plus three additional years in the BPharm programme if admission is gained.

    8 Duration of conjoint programmes vary.

    The above information is correct as at August 2019, and is subject to change.

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