Academic Entry Requirements

2021 Academic Admission Requirements by Country/Region for Whitireia and WelTec

The following table lists minimum academic admission requirement equivalence for international students with foreign qualifications, to meet entry to W&W certificate, diploma and bachelor degree programmes.  International students need to check the equivalence of their secondary school qualifications by reviewing the list of Academic Admission Requirements by country/region.

Admission to a Graduate/Postgraduate Diploma/Master programme, please check the programme website for specific academic admission requirement.

 

Minimum Entry Standard for Pre-degree programmes

(Equivalent to New Zealand Year 12)

Minimum Entry Standard for Degreeprogrammes

(Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13)

Anywhere not listed below

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum of 24 points;


OR
General Certificate of Education (GCE) with three A-levels including at least one C grade or better

Anywhere not listed below

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum of 24 points;


OR
General Certificate of Education (GCE) with three A-levels including at least one C grade or better

Argentina

 

1st Division Pass in Titulo de Bachillerato

Argentina

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Australia

 

Successful completion of Year 12

Australia

 

Successful completion of Year 12

Bangladesh

 

Higher Secondary Certificate with 65% passes in all subjects

Bangladesh

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Brazil

 

Completion of high school with Certicado de Ensino Medio (3rd year of second level)

Brazil

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognized institution

Brunei

 

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O Level with passes in four subjects or equivalent 

Brunei

 

Brunei/Cambridge GCE A Level (a minimum of 2xE grade  academic subjects) or equivalent

Chile

 

Licencia de Educacion Media

Chile

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Cambodia

 

completion of the Diploma in Upper Secondary Education with a C average in 4 academic subjects

 

Cambodia

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Canada

 

Grade 12 certificate.

Canada

 

Quebec: High School Graduation Diploma with minimum average of 60% across six subjects, including English at Grade 12.

Ontario: Secondary School diploma with a minimum overall average grade of 65%.

General: High School graduation diploma from all other provinces will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

 

Licencia de Education Media or Tecnico Medio

 

Chile

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at recognised institution

China

 

Senior High School Diploma

China

 

Senior High School Diploma with B average (70%)

Denmark

 

Successful completion of Senior High School (Studentereksamen)

Denmark

 

Successful completion of Senior High School (Studentereksamen) or Certificate of Higher Preparatory Examination (HF) Hojere Forberedelseksamen-HF

Fiji

 

Fiji School Leaving Certificate

Fiji

 

Fiji 7th Form Certificate with a minimum score of 250 in four subjects

France

 

Baccalaureat

France

 

Baccalaureat

Germany

 

Mittlere Reife/Realschulabschluss

Germany

 

Successful completion of Senior High School - Abitur

Hong Kong

 

Completion of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with a minimum of level 2 in 5 subjects including English

Hong Kong

 

Completion of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with achievement at level 3 or higher including English

India

 

Higher Secondary Certificate with passes of 60% aggregate

India

 

Higher Secondary Certificate with average of 65% aggregate

Indonesia

 

Upper Secondary School (SMA)

Indonesia

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution or

SMU 3 with a Grade Point Average of 7.0 and one year of study at a recognised institution*; or

SMU 3 with a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or higher

Japan

 

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Japan

 

Successful completion of High School Diploma with a B average; or

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution

Malaysia

 

SPM

Malaysia

 

STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia) with three C passes in relevant subjects

Mexico

 

Titulo Academico de Bachiller/Diplomade Bachiller

Mexico

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Nepal

 

Proficiency Certificate with a grade average of 65%

Nepal

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

New Caledonia

 

Successful completion of Baccalaureate

 

New Caledonia

 

Baccalaureate with a minimum grade of 24

 

Oman

 

Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Oman

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institute; or

Successful completion of a two-year diploma from a recognised institute with good passing grades

Pacific Islands

 

Successful completion of Year 12 (6th form)

Pacific Islands

 

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th form) or Successful completion of one-year tertiary study

Pakistan

 

Higher Secondary School Certificate with 60% average

 

Pakistan

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Papua New Guinea

 

High School Certificate

Papua New Guinea

 

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th form) or Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Philippines

 

High School Certificate

Philippines

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Russia

 

Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education

Russia

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Samoa

 

Completion of High School

Samoa

 

Successful completion of Year 13 7th Form) or Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognized institution

Saudi Arabia

 

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a minimum overall mark of 60%

Saudi Arabia

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Singapore

 

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O level in 4 subjects

Singapore

 

Singapore/Cambridge GCE A Level with three passes

South Africa

 

South African National Senior Certificate

South Africa

 

Successful completion of the South African National Senior Certificate that enables entry to university; or successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a reconised institution

South Korea

 

High School Diploma

 

South Korea

 

High School Diploma with (B) average

 

Sri Lanka

 

GCE O levels

Sri Lanka

 

GCE A levels with a minimum of three passes in relevant subjects

Sweden

 

Slutbetyg

Sweden

 

Student Examen/AvgAngsbetyg Leaving Certificate

Taiwan

 

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Taiwan

 

Senior High School with B average (70%)

Thailand

 

Matayom 6 (with grade point average of 2.5)

Thailand

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Tonga

 

Successful completion of Year 12 (6th form)

Tonga

 

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th form); or Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

United Arab Emirates

 

70% or better in Tawajihya (Secondary School Certificate)

United Arab Emirates

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution

United Kingdom

 

GCE O Level

United Kingdom

 

GCE A Level with three passes

USA

 

High School Graduation Diploma

USA

 

High School Diploma-SATV and SATM (mini composite score 1250)

Vietnam

 

High School Diploma

Vietnam

 

Successful completion of one-year tertiary study at a recognised institution