Faculty of Education and Social Work

How to apply

How to apply for admission to the University and enrolment into a programme.

Visit www.education.auckland.ac.nz/pg-study-options to choose your programme or contact us for any information you need.
Check the application closing dates and entry requirements
Visit postgraduate application closing dates. (Also see dates further below). View the entry requirements by visiting the specific page for your programme.
Apply for a place in a programme(s)
  • Go to www.apply.auckland.ac.nz.
  • Sign up for a new account (unless you already have an account).
  • Complete the "Application for Admission".
  • Upload your academic documents with your application.

You will receive an acknowledgement email asking you to provide certified hard copies of specific documents (and in some cases to complete other requirements) before your application can be assessed.


We’ll also send you a Student ID number. You can use this to sign into your Application for Admission, check your application status and see the documentation you need to provide. 

Submit your supporting documents

Once we receive your documents we can then assess your application.


Please be aware that documents can take three to four weeks to process during peak admission periods. If you have sent in all your admission documents at one time, some will take longer to process and be updated in the system than others. If your programme requires an interview, you will be contacted and given a date for the interview.
Offer of place

If your application is successful, we’ll email you an offer of place.

You can check the status of your Application for Admission at any time by signing in using your Student ID and password. Go to www.apply.auckland.ac.nz

You may receive a conditional offer but final approval will be dependent on fulfilment of the conditions of admission to BOTH the University and the programme.

Accept your offer of place

Sign into your Application for Admission (www.apply.auckland.ac.nz) and accept or decline your offer of place.

Enrol in your courses

You can start to enrol in courses for 2017 on Monday 7 November 2016. 

Once you have enrolled, your University of Auckland email account is created. University emails will be sent to this account.

You are able to set up a forward to your preferred email address if you wish.

When you are successfully enrolled, you will find your class timetable on Student Services Online (www.studentservices.auckland.ac.nz).

Applying for PhD or EdD doctoral degree

If you are applying for a doctoral (PhD or EdD) programme visit Doctoral programmes.











Pay your fees

You will find your invoice on Student Services Online (www.studentservices.auckland.ac.nz).

You can pay your fees online by internet banking, credit card, direct credit, EFTPOS, personal cheque, bank cheque, student loan or scholarship.

Visit www.auckland.ac.nz/fees






Need help?

AskAuckland has answers to frequently asked questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit www.askauckland.ac.nz.

If you need more specific help, call us on 0800 61 62 65 or email education@auckland.ac.nz








You are now a student at The University of Auckland. Congratulations!


Closing dates for applications for admission in 2017

Semester One admission


Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary): Applications open


Counselling Programmes (PGDipCounsTh and MCouns): Applications open


All other programmes: Applications open


Semester Two admission


Master of Teaching:  31 May 2017


All other faculty programmes starting in Semester Two: 4 July 2017


Doctoral admission


Doctor of Philosophy in Education or Social Work Applications may be submitted at any time


Doctor of Education (starts Semester Two): 31 May 2017

View application dates for all other programmes.