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).

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). 

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 from mid-November to early December.

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) 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: 

  • Maturity
  • Leadership
  • Social responsibility
  • A strong commitment to the study and practice
  • Humanistic qualities such as empathy and sensitivity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • A strong academic background in sciences
  • An enthusiasm for life-long learning
  • A wide knowledge of New Zealand's multifaceted communities and cultures
  • Awareness of prevailing health needs and community issues
  • Awareness of the nature of the health profession
  • Certainty about career choice
  • Enthusiasm for people and their well-being
  • All round abilities and interests across a wide variety of activities

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Consider attending MedEntry's Medical Interview Training: full day workshops.  Due to our impressive success rate, medical interview training with MedEntry is in very high demand. Secure your spot early to avoid missing out!  

Find details about University of Auckland medical interview questions, and University of Auckland medicine interview dates by reading more about entry requirements into Medicine at the Auckland University


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