Applying for a postgraduate programme

Your application process depends on whether or not you have previously been enrolled at the University of Auckland.

How to apply

If you have previously been enrolled at the University of Auckland

Your next step is to enrol in individual courses. You can enrol as soon as you have applied. However, your enrolment can only be finalised when the application process is complete and you have been admitted to the programme. Find out how to enrol in individual courses.
 

If you are new to the University of Auckland

  • Submit the online application at www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow 
  • You can upload academic documents with your application.
  • The University will acknowledge your application by email. You will be given a login and password for Student Services Online, the student self-service system. 
  • You may be asked to supply certified hard copies of identification documents. These must be received and processed before you can be admitted.

Your next step is to enrol in individual courses. You can enrol as soon as you have applied. However, your enrolment can only be finalised when the application process is complete and you have been admitted to the programme. Find out how to enrol in individual courses.
 

If you are continuing in the same programme

You do not need to apply again. You can proceed directly to enrol in individual courses.
 

Contact a Graduate Adviser

All intending students are expected to discuss their study plans with a Graduate Adviser.

Find an academic adviser.


Applying for a PhD

See how to apply for the PhD.
 

Closing dates for applications

Semester One admission
Master of Creative Writing 1 November
Master of Arts in Psychology 1 December
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Psychology
1 December
All other programmes* 8 December
Semester Two admission

May not be available for some subjects.

Not available for the Master of Creative Writing.

4 July

*Application closing dates do not apply to the PhD as you can begin at any time in the year.

Late applications

  • Applications for Semester One submitted after 8 December will be considered if places are available.
  • Applications for Semester Two submitted after 4 July will be considered if places are available.

International students

You are an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia.

How to apply

International students complete the same application processes as all other students (see above). If you cannot apply online, or if you have any questions about your application, contact the International Office.

Contact a Graduate Adviser to discuss your study plans. Each subject has a Graduate Adviser. See key contacts for the relevant disciplinary area and school, accessed from subject websites.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English you must provide satisfactory evidence of English proficiency. This will be based on an IELTS or TOEFL score. The minimum requirements are as follows - some programmes require higher scores.

Academic IELTS

6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

TOEFL

Paper-based: 575 with a TWE of no less than 4.5.

TOEFL iBT: an overall score of 90 with a written score of at least 21.

See University information about IELTS/TOEFL equivalents for postgraduate students.

University information for international students

English language preparation programmes

The University's English Language Academy provides an English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies.
 

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