Academic Entry Requirements

2021 Academic Admission Requirements by Country

The following table lists minimum academic requirement equivalence for international students with foreign qualifications. International students need to check the equivalence of their secondary school qualifications by reviewing the list below.

For further information, refer to Entry Requirements

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; including English A1 at either Higher or Standard level and any mathematics subject.


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; including English A1 at either Higher or Standard level and any mathematics subject.


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 and University Entrance

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