University Entrance

A person shall be qualified for entrance to a university in New Zealand if he/she has obtained:

  1. A completed NCEA Level 3 Certificate with at least 14 credits in each of 3 subjects from the Approved Subject List and 
  2. 10 credits (from a specified list) at NCEA Level 1 or higher for numeracy, and 
  3. 10 credits at NCEA Level 2 (or higher) for literacy (also from a specified list) 5 in reading, 5 in writing.


Gaining University Entrance does not necessarily guarantee you a place in a university course. Some courses have Guaranteed Entry Scores or a Points Ranking System. To find out about these, check the website of the universities.

Many Polytechnics offer Degree level courses as well. These degree level courses also require University Entrance to study.

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All universities have qualified careers staff who are available to help any students in planning a course of study.  Victoria University, Massey University and Auckland university come to school to help students plan courses of study.