University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

There are two application categories for entry into MBChB.

  1. First Year BHSc/BSc (Biomedical Science)
  2. Graduate entry

All applicants are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) in the year of application. 

Students applying to Australian medical schools need to sit the UCAT during their final year of school (Year 13).

Selection criteria

Total scale UCAT ANZ score - 15%

University of Auckland Medical Interview - 25%

GPA - 60% 

Medical Interview Auckland University

We strongly encourage applicants to prepare for the interview, particularly since you are only given one chance to apply for medicine at Auckland University.

If you have or are expecting to receive an interview offer for the University of Auckland then you should consider attending a Medical Interview Training session. Register and secure your spot now as MedEntry only accepts a small number of students per session. 

University of Auckland Medical Interviews will take place online from 28 August - 8 September.

Invitations to interviews will be offered to those that achived a minimum GPA of 6.0 across all eight first year courses. The invitations will be ranked based on the grades for the four core couses: BIOSCI 107, CHEM 110, MEDSCI 142, and POPLHLTH 111

The interview component comprises of 8 Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) stations. Each station has one interviewer and takes 8 minutes to complete: 2 minutes for the applicant to read and think over given scenario + 6 minutes interview.

Candidates who apply to more than one of the Part II entry professional programmes (Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, etc) in any one academic calendar year will only be offered one MMI. The results of the MMI will be used for all applications.

The interview panels will consist of staff members of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and invited members of the wider community.

The MMI aims to assess non-academic qualities that are considered by the faculty to be important for those wishing to pursue a career in healthcare.

Interview questions at the University of Auckland assess: 

  • Fluency in oral English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilience and adaptability in responding to challenges
  • Commitment to self-reflection and life-long learning
  • Ability to lead and contribute positively within groups
  • Awareness of the nature of the health profession
  • A strong commitment to the study and practice of health care
  • Empathy, sensitivity, and enthusiasm for people and their well-being
  • Social responsibility including an awareness of prevailing community needs and global health issues
  • Commitment to supporting safe, inclusive, and equitable access to health care for all people in Aotearoa, New Zealand, including:
    • Māori as tangata whenua of Aotearoa
    • Pacific communities
    • LGBTQITakatāpui+ communities
    • Those living with disabilities
    • Refugees
    • Those living in material hardship/poverty
    • Multifaceted communities and cultures
    • Others experiencing inequities in society and health
  • Well-rounded abilities and interests across a variety of areas

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Consider MedEntry's MMI Bank + Interview guide.

Find details about University of Auckland by reading more about entry requirements into Medicine at the Auckland University

Australian students are considered as domestic applicants in New Zealand

A reciprocal agreement between the New Zealand and Australian governments enables Australian citizens and permanent residents studying in New Zealand to be classified as domestic students for enrolment purposes (including fees).  

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