Auckland University Updates – Uni Entrance and Applications

June 14, 2020

Changes to University Entrance for 2020

As you will likely be aware, NZQA have recently released information on the changes to University Entrance for 2020. Further information on this can be found on the NZQA website

The University of Auckland – Entrance requirement changes for 2021

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on New Zealand secondary school students, especially those making plans to start University. To support the future success of senior school students, we’ll be changing the entry requirements to our programmes for 2021. We will broaden our entry pathways and place a stronger emphasis on student’s Year 12 results. Table A and B requirements have been removed (suspended for NCEA and Cambridge International) for the 2021 academic year. A more permanent decision on A and B tables is under consideration.

Please see our website for further details of the University of Auckland 2021 University entrance for school leavers including information on alternate pathways such as UniBound and Tertiary Foundation Certificate.

The University of Auckland encourages all students who are interested to study with us in 2021 to complete an application for admission to the University. This can be done via the link at the top of our homepage or the Apply Now page on our website.

Need help planning your studies? Use our Future Students Guide

For those students who are not sure where their interests or strengths lie, our newly developed Future Students Guide may be a useful tool. Tell us what subjects and careers interest you, add a few of your personal qualities, and we’ll help you discover career pathways and study options at the University of Auckland. To get started visit

Join us Mid-Year at New Zealand’s leading University

We encourage students who wish to find out more about studying at the University of Auckland in Semester Two 2020 to visit the Semester 2 page on our website. Here students are able to find out about Semester Two study options, the Tertiary Foundation Certificate and the new University of Auckland Parirau Accommodation Scholarships to support Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level students in Semester Two 2020.

The closing date for Semester Two undergraduate applications is 4 July 2020 and the closing date for the University of Auckland Parirau Accommodation Scholarships is midday on the 6 July 2020.

University of Auckland School Leaver Scholarships

As yet, we are unable to update on an opening date for these scholarships. We are in contact with our Scholarships team here at the University and will advise you as soon as we can regarding the revised opening and closing dates for 2020

Faculty of Engineering – Engineering Futures Evenings Online

This year the Engineering Futures Evenings have moved online. Please see the Engineering Futures Evenings online registration for further information on the sessions being held and to register.

Session One: How Engineering re-writes the rules of tomorrow                   Monday 22 June, 5.30pm and Tuesday                                                                                                                                                        30 June, 5.30pm

Session Two: A student life like no other                                                             Tuesday 23 June, 5.30pm and                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday 1 July, 5.30pm

Session Three: Engineering for parents, whānau & teachers                            Wednesday 24 June, 5.30pm