Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Admission criteria

The faculty offers a range of admission options for undergraduate students. While entry to programmes is often competitive and restricted, the faculty's admission policy seeks to ensure equal opportunity for prospective students who meet appropriate levels of achievement for its programmes.

There are a number of routes by which students can qualify for admission to the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

More detailed information on entry requirements can be found within each programme section.

Frequently asked questions


Applicants considering enrolment in the undergraduate programmes should firstly refer to the relevant programme sections for information and answers to frequently asked questions. Applicants who cannot find answers to their questions may contact the call centre on 0800 61 62 63 or email the faculty at fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Interview process


All short-listed applicants for the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Optometry, Bachelor of Pharmacy and the Certificate in Health Sciences will be invited to the faculty for selection interviews. Bachelor of Nursing (Alternate Admissions applicants) will also be invited for selection interviews. For more information on dates,  please see the important dates.

All interviews are held in Auckland, and applicants should ensure that they are available to attend if invited. Applicants not able to attend their interview on the relevant date will not be considered further.

Please note:

  • late or incomplete applications will not be accepted