Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Alternative admission

Recent graduates and students with partially completed tertiary qualifications may be eligible to apply for undergraduate entry through the faculty's alternative admissions scheme.

This scheme will take into account previous tertiary education and academic potential through a selection process designed to identify candidates with the qualities seen by the faculty as desirable in health professionals.

All of the faculty's undergraduate degree programmes accept a limited number of students through the alternative admission route who meet the specified requirements for that particular programme.

The table below shows the admission requirements for those seeking admission to undergraduate programmes through this route.

Use the links below to find out more about entry requirements for programmes offered at the faculty.

Programme

Alternate admission scheme

Additional requirements

Special Entry

Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc)

Students are selected on the basis of their academic merit

Applicants may be considered under Special Admission (20 years and older, and subject to approval)

Applicants must have Māori whakapapa or Pacific ancestry Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents

Applicants must apply under the MAPAS entry quota Submission of General Supporting Information Forms (MH04 – MAPAS)

MAPAS

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)

Students are selected on the basis of their academic merit

Those with full/partial degrees may apply under the faculty’s alternative admission scheme

Submission of General Supporting Information Form (MH04 – MAPAS) for MAPAS entry quota applicants only

MAPAS
INTL
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) First Year (BHSc/BSc Biomed) Entry:
B+ average across 8 prescribed courses, in BHSc or BSc specialising in Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland

Graduate Entry: 
B+ average across a degree from any NZ university completed on a fulltime basis within past five years
 
UMAT  
Interview  
Submission of General Supporting Information Form (MH04 – MAPAS) for MAPAS entry quota applicants only
MAPAS
RRAS
INTL
Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) Applicants should be able to provide evidence of success in academic study at tertiary level An interview may be required for alternative admission candidates 

Submission of General Supporting Information Form (MH04 – MAPAS) for MAPAS entry quota applicants only
 
MAPAS
INTL
Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) Prescribed courses from BSc Year 1 Graduate with a related degree An interview may be required for alternative admission candidateses

Submission of General Supporting Information Form (MH04 – MAPAS) for MAPAS entry quota applicants only
MAPAS
RRAS
INTL
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Candidates must have completed or partially completed a relevant and have achieved a B average across their whole degree or those courses completed Interview Submission of General 


Submission of General Supporting Information Form (MH04 – MAPAS) for MAPAS entry quota applicants only
 
MAPAS
RRAS
INTL
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science See the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Prospectus, visit www.science. auckland.ac.nz/biomedical-science 
Phone: +64 9 923 7020 
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz
None MAPAS
INTL
Conjoint programmes Candidates must have completed or partially completed a degree with a B- average and above Submission of General Supporting Information Form (MH04 - MAPAS) for MAPAS entry quota applicants only Interview for alternative admission candidates for BNurs conjoint programmes MAPAS
INTL
  • MH04 form is available at the supplementary information forms page and have to be submitted by the application closing date. Submission of this form does not constitute a formal application.
  • MAPAS: Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme. Pacific includes Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawaii, French Polynesia and Rapanui (Easter Island).
  • RRAS: Regional Rural Admission Scheme. Students wishing to apply under the RRAS category must provide evidence of their regional rural origin as specified on www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/rras
  • UMAT - key dates can be obtained from the UMAT website

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Special admission


Special admission applicants (20 years of age and over) without University Entrance are not eligible to apply for the limited entry undergraduate bachelor programmes in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Applicants may apply for the Certificate in Health Sciences if they meet MAPAS entry criteria.