University of Auckland – Update 19 November 2021

November 19, 2021

Kia ora,

I hope that these updates are proving to be helpful while we continue in Covid-19 restrictions here in Auckland, and that the information is useful for you and to pass on to your students.

We wish all your students all the very best as they head into their exams and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

 Update on University of Auckland entry requirements and support

The University of Auckland recognises that 2021 has been another challenging year for students with many disruptions due to Covid-19. We are aware of the serious impacts of the continued Covid-19 disruptions on achievement for some of your senior students.  For some students who started the year with the ambition of achieving UE and starting University study in 2022, these impacts may have been particularly severe. Please see the attached information and updates to our website for details of the University of Auckland entrance requirements and support for 2022. Please feel free to also share this information with others in your school who may benefit from this update.

Changes to Bachelor of Engineering Entrance Requirements for 2022 entrance

As a consequence of COVID disruptions in 2021, the Faculty of Engineering wishes to signal an adjustment to its previously advised admission requirements for 2022 entrance.

Please see the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) domestic entry requirements for details on the changes and how they apply to NCEA, IB and Cambridge students.

 Young Scholars Programme

Applications are now open for our Young Scholars Programme for 2022.

Please see the information on our website for further details of courses including information on which courses are taught in person in Auckland and which are offered as distance learning. For any queries, please contact the course administrator.

Applications will close on the 8 December 2021.

MAX (Maths 199)

MAX (Maths 199), a University of Auckland class designed for mathematically strong year-13 students.  MAX is part of the Young Scholars Programme, allowing students to take a course at the University of Auckland while they’re still enrolled in high school.

Please see attached for additional information from the academic coordinator for MAX Maths Padraic Bartlett. If you would like more information, please see our website for further details, attend the upcoming information session or contact Padraic directly via

Friday 3 December 2021

5:30 – 6:30pm

Passcode: 446618

Tōia ki Waipapa

As part of the University of Auckland’s summer offerings, Tōia ki Waipapa is an opportunity for current year 13 tauira to get a head start at University while completing a credit bearing course which can be applied to their degree. After the challenges this year it might also be an opportunity to assist those who might be nervous about gaining entry into university or are looking for a university experience before making the commitment to study.

If this sounds like an opportunity your students might be interested in, or if you know of students who might benefit from being a part of this, registrations are currently open! For any questions, please contact Kaitohutohu Tautoko Tauira ki Tōia ki Waipapa, Mereana Toki at

Course Advice Sessions

Students can view the presentation, a how to apply presentation and recorded faculty course advice webinars which are now available on our course planning resources page on our website

Students may also find the following links useful in their planning and are of course welcome to contact us for assistance

Course advice and information


Course outlines

Identity Documentation

In light of the continued Covid-19 restrictions, Applications and Admissions will be accepting uploaded electronic copies of identity documents with a statutory declaration through the Statutory Declaration form for Identity Documents. Further information has also been updated on the COVID-19 Update for Applicants website. Please note that we will be prioritising those with a firm offer of place for a 2022 start term to allow students to enrol from the 1 November 2021along with those applying to Summer Start, Tōia ki Waipapa and UniBound Summer. This will include School Leavers with firm offers and Fast Track offers.


Clark Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing 22 November 2021

Find a scholarship or award

40 Under 40

The 2021 40 Under 40 highlights 40 of our inspiring young University of Auckland alumni who continue to shine in both their personal and professional lives.

To learn more about these business leaders, humanitarians, performers, entrepreneurs, influencers, and disruptors and innovators please visit 40 Under 40.

Business Majors Evening – catch-up

Thinking about Business in 2022? If you missed our Business Majors Evening last month, the great news is you can catch-up on the recordings of all the sessions – and even ask questions.

Catch-up now

Creative Arts and Industries Student-Led Workshops

The Creative Arts and Industries faculty is still running their popular student-led workshops during this online time. Virtual workshops run by current students and based on stage one assignments are available across all our disciplines


Ngā mihi,

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