Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).
Every applicant must either
be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the papers satisfying the final year major subject requirements for the degree, or
have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be given to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.
IELTS Academic, Score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0). IELTS Online is also accepted.
Internet-based TOEFL, Score of 90 with a minimum writing score of 21 TOEFL iBT Home Edition is currently accepted for applications for intakes commencing semester 2 2022 and 2023 intakes.The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483 (Please note we do not accept MyBest TOEFL scores)
Paper-based TOEFL, score of 587 (TWE 4.5) The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Minimum of 176
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Minimum of 176
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, Overall score of 58 with no communicative skills score below 50. Pearson Test of English Academic Online is currently accepted for applications for intakes commencing in semester 2 2022 and 2023 intakes.
LanguageCert, International ESOL: C1 Expert (LRWS) with a high pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill OR C2 Mastery (LRWS) with a pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill
NZCEL, NZCEL 5 Academic endorsement
University of Otago Language Centre ‘English for Otago’, English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes (EPAP), Grade C or higher
University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes, Successful completion of the English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) with a B Grade
University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), Successful completion of the certificate with a B Grade
English New Zealand's Accredited Pathway Assessment, English New Zealand’s Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3 (with no skill lower than Level 2).
Health Insurance: 600 per year