How to apply

The admission process

If you have never been a student at the University of Auckland, first of all you must apply to be admitted. You will apply for admission to the University and to a University programme. If you meet entry requirements, you will be offered a place. You will be admitted once you accept the offer of a place.

Admission in Summer School

If you have not studied at university before, you cannot be admitted in Summer School. You must begin in Semester One or Semester Two.

Entry requirements

Go to our pages about entry requirements.

You may also be interested in University preparation programmes.

How to apply for admission

  • Complete the online application at Student Services Online.
  • You can upload academic documents with your application.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement of your application, and will be asked to send in certified hard copies of identification documents.
  • You will be sent a username and password.
  • If your application is successful, you will be emailed an offer of place. You can check the status of your application online.
  • Accept or decline your offer(s) online.
  • Enrol in courses.

Closing dates for applications for admission

The following dates apply to applications for Faculty of Arts undergraduate programmes:

  • 8 December for admission in Semester One
  • 4 July for admission in Semester Two

Closing date for accepting an offer of a place

If you have been offered a place in an Arts programme because you have met guaranteed entry requirements, you are encouraged to accept your offer as soon as possible.

You should have accepted your offer before Faculty of Arts Orientation so that you can fully participate in that programme.

Please be aware that some offers may have a time limit on their validity. The latest date for accepting an offer is the first day of semester or its expiry date, whichever is earliest.

What next?

You need to plan your first-year study and enrol in the individual courses you want to take.

Find out how to plan your programme.
Find out how to enrol in courses.

Attend Orientation

All new students will be sent an invitation to Orientation, which takes place in the last week of February. If you don't receive your invitation, phone 0800 61 62 63.