University Targeted Admission Scheme (UTAS) supplementary information

Application forms for Targeted admission schemes (Māori, Pacific, students with disabilities, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and students from refugee backgrounds)

UTAS is the University’s Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes for eligible Māori and applicants from some equity groups. UTAS reserves a number of places in our undergraduate programmes for applicants who have met the University Entrance (UE) standard but have not met the guaranteed entry score for the programme of their choice. UTAS applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. UTAS is not available to international students.

UTAS is available to eligible:

  • Māori applicants 
  • Pacific applicants
  • Applicants with disabilities
  • Applicants from low socio-economic backgrounds (for the purposes of UTAS, school leavers* from decile 1-3 schools)
  • Applicants who have themselves or whose parents/primary guardian(s) have been granted refuge in New Zealand.

*UTAS applicants from low socio-economic backgrounds must be school leavers.


Eligible students require a C+ in LAW 121G Law and Society to progress to LAW 131 Legal Method and/or LAW 141 Legal Foundations.

Please ensure your ethnicity is recorded correctly on Student Services Online (SSO) if you are eligible under the Māori or Pacific schemes.  Students with disabilities or from refugee backgrounds, please let us know here.



In order to help ensure a smooth transition into the new UTAS criteria, we have developed the attached list of Frequently Asked Questions about UTAS, as well as new and enhanced web pages:

For the existing Targeted Admission Schemes the Auckland Law School specific questionaires will be made available later in the year. It is important to complete the relevant questionnaire and return it to the Law School Student Centre no later than 30 November.

Click here for more information about applying for LLB Part I

Click here for more information about applying for LLB Part II



For more information please contact the Law School Student Advisers.