for School Students This guide shows Year 13 school subjects that are recommended or required for University of Auckland degree programmes. Recommended subjects are those that are useful for degree preparation, but not required to gain entry. Required subjects are those that are needed to gain entry to a degree. 2021 Subject Guide
Gaining Admission To be admitted to the University, you must: • have a University Entrance qualification based on NCEA, Cambridge International (taken in NZ), IB or another recognised, equivalent qualification • meet the rank score and any other requirements for your chosen programme Please note that this guide is based on entry requirements for 2021 and are subject to change. For details on current entry requirements, including University Entrance and selection into a programme, please refer to the University of Auckland website. www.auckland.ac.nz/admission
Academic English Language Requirement (AELR) If you are applying for admission to an undergraduate programme and you are a domestic student, or an international student applying on the basis of a New Zealand secondary school qualification or on the basis of results at another New Zealand tertiary institution, in addition to any University Entrance Literacy standard, you must meet the Academic English Language Requirement either through your entry qualification or during your first 12 months of study. Meeting the requirement through school qualifications To satisfy the AELR via an entry qualification from a New Zealand secondary school you must achieve the following: • For those applying on the basis of NCEA : You must have gained the University Entrance Literacy Standard AND a minimum of 17 credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3 .* †
• For those applying on the basis of Cambridge International (taken in NZ) : You must have gained the University Entrance Literacy Standard AND a minimum of a D grade in an English course at AS or A Level . • For those applying on the basis of International Baccalaureate (IB) : You must have gained the University Entrance Literacy Standard AND be in receipt of 26 points. Meeting the requirement in your first 12 months of study If you do not meet the requirement through your entrance qualification as outlined above, but otherwise qualify for admission, you can satisfy the AELR during your first year of study by passing an academic English language course as part of your General Education programme, or as otherwise specified by your Faculty. For more information please see: www.auckland.ac.nz/aelr
* Does not apply to applicants who meet the University Entrance Literacy Standard in Te Reo. † English for Academic Purposes standards US 22750 and US 22751 will contribute to meeting the AELR.
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