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From: Carmina

Dear University of Auckland,

Please provide the following information for international FY and graduate entry category applicants to the Medical (MBChB) program at UoA for 2015-2018 entry:

(1) Number of international seats available
(2) Number of applicants interviewed (how many FY and how many graduates)
(3) Interview GPA cut-off for international applicants (how many FY and how many graduates)
(4) Lowest core GPA for successful international applicants (for both FY and graduates)
(5) Highest core GPA for unsuccessful international applicants (for both FY and graduates)

Yours faithfully,
Carmina

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Carmina

 

I refer to your requests of 18 April 2018. My email of 15 May 2018
extended the time limit for a decision on your request until 1 June 2018.
On review, we have decided to make the requested information available to
you without charge, with the exception of some information that has been
withheld to protect the privacy of natural persons.

Please provide the following information for international FY and graduate
entry category applicants to the Medical (MBChB) program at UoA for
2015-2018 entry:

(1) Number of international seats available
2015: Up to 20
2016: Up to 20
2017: Up to 20
2018: Up to 30

(2) Number of applicants interviewed (how many FY and how many graduates)
2015 – 23 (FY: 1, Grad: 10, FY Pathway interviewed prior to FY: 12)
2016 – 34 (FY: 4, Grad: 12, FY Pathway interviewed prior to FY: 18)
2017 – 38 (FY: 5, Grad: 18, FY Pathway interviewed prior to FY: 15)
2018 – 64 (FY: 11, Grad: 45, FY Pathway interviewed prior to FY: 8)

(3) Interview GPA cut-off for international applicants (how many FY and
how many graduates)
2015: Grad 6.0
2016: Grad 6.0
2017: FY 6.0, Grad 6.0
2018: FY 6.5, Grad 6.0

The information requested for 2015 and 2016 FY is withheld under s 9(2)(a)
of the OIA to protect the privacy of the successful applicants.

(4) Lowest core GPA for successful international applicants (for both FY
and graduates)
2015: Grad 6.0
2017: FY 6.0, Grad 6.4
2018: FY 7.0, Grad 6.3

The information requested for 2015 and 2016 FY, and 2016 Grad, is withheld
under s 9(2)(a) of the OIA to protect the privacy of the successful
applicants.

(5) Highest core GPA for unsuccessful international applicants (for both
FY and graduates)
2015: Grad 6.5
2017: FY 6.25, Grad 7.99
2018: FY 6.5, Grad 8.6

The information requested for 2015 and 2016 FY, and 2016 Grad, is withheld
under s 9(2)(a) of the OIA to protect the privacy of the successful
applicants.

(6) How many are accepted each year in total (and how many of these are FY
an graduate)
2015 – 19 (FY: 1, Grad: 7, FY Pathway: 11)
2016 – 19 (FY: 2, Grad: 1, FY Pathway: 16)
2017 – 17 (FY: 5, Grad: 5, FY Pathway: 7)
2018 – 27 (FY: 8, Grad: 14, FY Pathway: 5)

You have the right to seek an investigation and review of this response by
way of a complaint to an Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

The University of Auckland

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From: Carmina

Dear Rebecca Ewert,

Does the interview cut-off GPA given here include the interim grade of A+ for MEDSCI 142?

Yours sincerely,

Carmina

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Carmina
 
I refer to your email of 6 July, in which you requested additional
information concerning the University's response of 31 May to your
requests of 18 April 2018. The only persons eligible to make requests
under the Official Information Act are (a) New Zealand citizens; (b)
permanent residents of New Zealand; (c) persons who are in New Zealand; or
(d) body corporates incorporated in New Zealand or which have a place of
business in New Zealand. Please advise your full name, confirm your
eligibility under section 12 of the Official Information Act to make these
requests for official information and provide evidence of that eligibility
to [1][email address].
 
The University has received 21 other similarly worded requests concerning
MBChB entrance statistics over the past year, including five requests so
far this month. Section 18A(2) of the Official Information Act specifies
that, for the purposes of refusing requests under section 18(f) of the
Act, organisations may treat as a single request 2 or more requests from
the same person that are about the same subject matter or about similar
subject matters and received in short succession.  To enable the
University to make a decision on your request, please:
 

* advise whether your requests for official information have been
co-ordinated, or made in conjunction, with any other person/persons
(as defined in section 2 of the Official Information Act), and, if so,
disclose the name/names of these other person/persons
* advise whether your requests for official information have been made
at the instruction, request, or on behalf of any other person/persons,
and if so, disclose the names of these other person/s.

 
Yours sincerely
 
Rebecca Ewert
General Counsel
The University of Auckland
 

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