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 2022.

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 requirements needed for guaranteed entrance into Bachelor degree level study from the Foundation Studies Certificate. Effective for students applying for entry to the University of Auckland in 2022.

Please note that students who do not enter the University with IELTS 6.5 overall with no band below 6.0 (or equivalent), or English minimum score 75% 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.

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Progression degrees


Undergraduate CourseGPA1Semester IntakeCourse DurationAdditional Requirements and Subjects2English
ArtsBachelor of Arts (BA)2.4Mar, Jul3 years-English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Global Studies (BGlobalSt)3.9Mar, Jul3 years-English (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
BusinessBachelor of Commerce (BCom)3.0Mar, Jul3 yearsMathematics with StatisticsEnglish (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Property (BProp)3.0Mar, Jul3 yearsMathematics with StatisticsEnglish (EAP) 70% minimum3
Creative Arts and IndustriesBachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)4.7Mar3 yearsSelection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a portfolio of creative work and written statement)2English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt)2.4Mar, Jul3 yearsSelection (subject to the qualitative evaluation of a CV, written statement and an audition/interview)2English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Design (BDes)3.0Mar3 years-English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)2.4Mar, Jul4 yearsThe 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 Music2.4Mar3 yearsBy 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 Studies2.4Mar3 years-English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) (BUrbPlan (Hons))4.7Mar4 years-English (EAP) 70% minimum3
Education and Social WorkBachelor of Education (Teaching) (Bed(Tchg))2.4Mar3 yearsSelection (subject to a satisfactory interview, police check, safety checks and referees’ reports. You may also be required to sit literacy and numeracy assessment)2IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 7.0 in each band

Bachelor of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (BEd TESOL)2.4Mar, Jul3 yearsSelection. (Subject to a satisfactory interview, police check, safety checks and referees’ reports)2English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Sport, Health & Physical Education (BSportHPE)2.4Mar, Jul3 years-English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)2.4Mar4 yearsSelection (subject to a satisfactory police check, safety checks and referees’ reports. Interviews may be required)2IELTS 7.0 overall, minimum 7.0 in each band
EngineeringBachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE (Hons))5.0Mar, Jul (Jul intake subject to availability)4 yearsSelection2. Mathematics with Statistics and Mathematics with Calculus, PhysicsEnglish (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
LawBachelor 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, Jul4 yearsStudents will be selected into Part II on the basis of their results in Part IMust meet minimum English requirements for other Bachelor’s degree.
Medical and Health ScienceBachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)5.0

Mar, Jul

(Mar intake only if seeking progression to clinical programmes)

3 yearsSelection.2 One Science subject4IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)No direct entryMar6 years5No 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)4.0Mar3 yearsSelection (interview).2 One of Biology, Chemistry or PhysicsEnglish (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band.

Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom)No direct entryMar5 years6No 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 entryMar4 years7No 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 entryMar-No direct entry. Applicants will be selected on the basis of first year results in the BSc (Biomedical Science) programme, and an interview1-
ScienceBachelor of Science (BSc) Biomedical Science5.0Mar3 yearsMathematics with Statistics and one additional Science subject4English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Food Science and Nutrition, Exercise Sciences4.0Mar, Jul3 yearsMathematics with Statistics and BiologyEnglish (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Science (BSc) – all other majors3.0Mar, Jul3 yearsMathematics A  and one additional Science subject.4English (EAP) 70% minimum3

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) (BAdvSci(Hons)) – All Specialisations5.0Mar, Jul4 years-English (EAP) 75% minimum or IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each band
ConjointsConjoint Degrees (without Health Sciences, Nursing, Engineering, or Advanced Science)3.9Dependent on faculty4+ years8As required by each degree aboveAs required by each degree above

Conjoint Degrees (with Health Sciences or Nursing)5.0Dependent on faculty4+ years8Selection.2 One Science subject4As required by each degree above

Conjoint Degrees (with Engineering, or Advanced Science)6.0Dependent on faculty5+ years8Selection.2 If applying for Engineering - Mathematics with Statistics and Mathematics with Calculus, Physics are requiredAs required by each degree above

English (EAP) is English for Academic Purposes.

To qualify for the Foundation Studies Certificate, students must pass a minimum of four academic subjects and achieve 65% in EAP, or 50% in EAP and pass IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.0.

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 of June 2020, and is subject to change.

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Entry requirements

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