To begin studying in New Zealand, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet. Requirements may vary depending on the level of education you want to study.
English language requirements
Applicants are required to provide results of an English language test. The English language skill level might defer from one institution to another or depending on the desired program.
Applicants who completed a 1-2 year Academic studies in the last two years at a recognised university (or similar institution) in English will not be required to provide evidence of English language skill and will be able to enter the program directly.
Undergraduate Admission Criteria
For admission into undergraduate studies applicants are required to be able to show they have achieved a similar university entrance level of education – that can include GCSE, A levels or senior secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent.
Graduate Admission Criteria
Admission requirements vary from program to program, but at a minimum, applicants interested in Postgraduate studies are required to have a New Zealand Bachelor’s degree, or graduate diploma/graduate certificate from a recognised tertiary institution. Qualifications awarded outside New Zealand can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution, and qualification.
For entry into a Doctorate degree program, students must have completed their Masters. Students must have the fundamental theoretical knowledge to carry out their independent studies. In order to determine a candidate’s suitability for PhD students
The common grading system used in New Zealand is the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) marking scheme. Universities generally have the system of awarding letter grades (A to D) to the students. The letter grades correspond to percentage mark bands, though these may differ between Institutions and Universities. Thus, thus, the grading measure might be imprecise and the New Zealand educational provider will assess applicants GPA based on the educational institution and country previous studies and qualification been awarded.
Required Documents for Admissions
1. Main applicants passport or official translation of birth certificate
2. Official translation of Students academic certificates and transcript or records
3. Professional academic resume
4. Statement of purpose
5. English language certificate such as IELTS, TOFFEL,PTE..etc
6. Two Academic references (if applicable)
7. Official translation of employment letter (if applicable)
8. Submit a research proposal detailing the proposed area of research (Research and PhD programs)
If applicant it interested in a full time program (more than 3 months) a student Visa with below requirements will apply:
1. A latter of offer from an educational institution approved by the New Zealand qualifications Authority
2. A written guarantee of a suitable accommodation is available by an institution or person. (If applicant is under 18)
3. Evidence of sufficient funds supporting one year of living and tuition fees, plus Health cover and return tickets.