Our UniPrep programme

UniPrep is a four-week summer programme (13 Jan to 10 Feb 2023) designed to make your transition into university life stress free and fun. UniPrep involves academic workshops, team activities and challenges, and university life experiences.

What should I expect from UniPrep?

Over four weeks, you’ll level up your study skills with academic workshops and enjoy fun team activities and challenges. 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 has 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 permanent resident

Do you qualify? If yes, then follow these next steps:

  1. Click on the Apply Now button below
  2. Start a new application or log in if you have already started an application
  3. Fill out personal details
  4. On my programmes under category of study select UniPrep
  5. Click programme options, select the intake and then click done
  6. Complete the rest of the application

Hear from our UniPrep students


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”

When is UniPrep?

  • 13 January 2023 to 10 February 2023 (4 weeks)
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm (excluding public holidays)

Who is UniPrep for?

Current Year 13 domestic or permanent resident students who have gained NCEA Level 2 including Level 2 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy credits (or CIE equivalent) who want to understand more about what university life involves, meet new people, make new connections and gain support in getting a head start for university.

Where is UniPrep?

AUT South Campus
640 Great South Road
Manukau City Centre
Auckland 2025

If you have any further questions about the programme email

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