Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Health Sciences

Preparation for entry


Students considering applying for the Bachelor of Health Sciences may also refer to the Faculty of Medical andHealth Sciences' general admission criteria.

Note that applicants for the BHSc are selected on the basis of their academic merit and selection is competitive.

International students are eligible to apply. For further information, contact the International Office.

School Leavers


National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA):
Applicants must achieve a minimum rank score of 250 over a maximum of 5 approved subjects at Level 3, with a minimum of 18 credits in one subject from Table A and a minimum of 18 credits in one subject from Table B.

NCEA tables are available here.  

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) completed in NZ:
Applicants must achieve a minimum rank score of 300. They will be allocated a rank score according to their UCAS tariff score total accumulated over a maximum of 6 subject units at AS or A Level from subjects that contribute to university entrance.  In addition, applicants must have taken at least one subject from Table A (at either A or AS level, preferably at A Level) and one subject from Table B at A Level.

CIE tables are available here.

International Baccalaureate (IB):
Applicants must obtain IB Diploma with at least 33 points overall.

School Leavers from International Secondary Schools:
School Leavers (domestic or international) who have completed their secondary education outside of NZ should check the "Programme-specific entry requirements for international applicants 2017" document available in pdf format here.

Alternative Admissions


Applicants who have left secondary school and undergone further formal education in a degree programme from a university recognised by the University of Auckland for a minimum of one year of full-time study may apply for the BHSc under the Alternative Admissions category. Offers will be made to Alternative Admissions candidates in each intake.

Applicants from a New Zealand university:
Applicants must have achieved a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 out of 9.0 (approximately B average) or higher, either across their last year of full-time study, or across their entire degree so far.

Applicants from an overseas university:
Applicants must have achieved a minimum Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) of 5.0 out of 9.0 (approximately B average) or higher, either across their last year of full-time study, or across their entire degree so far.

Foundation Programmes


Only the following Foundation Programmes are accepted when assessing an application for the BHSc.

The University of Auckland’s Tertiary Foundation Certificate (TFC):
Applicants must achieve a GPA of 5.5 out of 9.0 (approximately a high B average) or higher.

The University of Auckland’s Certificate of Health Sciences (CertHSc):
This programme is available only to Māori or Pacific students. Applicants must achieve a GPA of 4.5 out of 9.0 (approximately a high B- average) or higher.

University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies at Academic Colleges Group (ACG):
Applicants must achieve an overall score of 270 or more in four subjects, including one science subject.

Auckland Foundation Year at Taylors College:
Applicants must achieve an overall score of 310 or more, including one science subject.

MAPAS


This category is for students of Māori or Pacific descent. Up to 75 places will be offered to MAPAS candidates in each intake. Those applying under this scheme must be able to demonstrate a willingness to participate in their culture. Applicants may be school-leavers, alternative admissions students, or foundation programmes (listed above) students.

For more information on the MAPAS scheme.

 

 

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