Our UniPrep programme

Our UniPrep programme is designed to make your transition into university life manageable and fun. Offered from 22 January to 23 February 2024 at our South Campus in Manukau, UniPrep involves academic workshops, team activities and challenges, and university life experiences.

What should I expect from UniPrep?

Over the course of the programme, you’ll level up your study skills and complete your first university academic course – giving you a head start on your university journey. It’s a great chance to meet other students from around Auckland who are also transitioning to university, as well as a support team of current university students. Once you’re part of our UniPrep whānau just know – we got you!

To qualify for this programme, you’ll need to:

  • Be a  school leaver who studied NCEA Level 3 this year (University Entrance not required); and
  • Have achieved NCEA Level 2 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy; and
  • Be a NZ citizen or NZ residence class visa

UniPrep is a Fees Free programme for eligible NZ school leavers who meet the eligibility requirements. The tuition cost and other charges (Student Services Levy) will be paid through Fees Free if students are eligible. If you are not eligible for Fees Free, there are other fee payment methods.

UniPrep student schedule 2024*

*UniPrep student schedule 2024 subject to change

Interested in UniPrep?

Places are limited so apply now.

Apply now

Hear from our UniPrep students

A student


“Before UniPrep I was skeptical about the programme and meeting new people. I was used to sticking to my own close network of friends but after convincing from one of my close friends to sign up for the programme, I don’t regret it at all.”
A student


“After leaving high school I didn’t know if I wanted to study or work until a friend told me to join UniPrep. I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea until I saw a how much fun everyone looked like they were having, now it’s probably the best choice I’ve made in my uni journey so far.”
A student


“Everywhere you walked, you would hear laughter and see smiles. UniPrep became more than just a transition programme, It was inspirational and life-changing. I made friends who became family and I have no regrets from the programme, just gratitude.”

Contact us

Any questions about the UniPrep programme? To find out more email uniprep@aut.ac.nz or call 0800 288 864. We’re more than happy to help you out.

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