University Entrance Requirements:

This is where you will find minimum requirements, approved subjects for university and literacy requirements.

However, some universities have specific requirements for entry into some courses, so we strongly advise that you check the entry criteria for the university and degree that you are applying for.

“What should I study at university?”

No Major Drama is a free web site for students to learn about majors for Bachelor degrees from across all eight NZ universities, also to rank them based on each student’s skills and interests. This vital tool will help with one of the most important questions in life.


Universities of New Zealand:

There are eight universities in NZ that students can choose to study at:


  AUT is a diverse university with three campuses in Auckland and a range of international research programmes. AUT has consistently been a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate enrollment growth and as a result it is now the second largest university in New Zealand.
For more information, about what you can study at AUT go to their Undergraduate Study at AUT. International students will find more information here.


Lincoln is New Zealand’s specialist land-based University. Only 20 minutes from Christchurch, it believes in practical applied learning, therefore a large number of courses have field trips. As Lincoln is a smaller University than it’s counterparts, it embraces smaller class sizes
For more than 140 years, Lincoln has focused on improving New Zealand’s land-based knowledge, wealth and productivity.
Look over their various Degrees then check out the entry requirements.

Information for international students.

Scholarships available for Lincoln University


Massey University is distinctive among New Zealand universities because of its ability to deliver research-led teaching and research training on three campuses in the cities of Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington.
Massey is an exciting and progressive university. Who offer internationally recognised research-led qualifications that are hugely relevant in today’s world.
Entry Requirements for Domestic students and Entry Requirements for International students.

Check out the “What can I expect?” videos and links.

Massey University also has a range of Scholarships.

Please ensure you check our all of their Application & Due Dates for the year and they encourage you to pre-enrol for your study before you attend their course planning presentations.


The University of Auckland has the most comprehensive range of courses in the country and there are unique opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and conjoint degrees. This university has consistently been included in the top 200 world wide.
As well as being one of the leading Universities in New Zealand, Auckland’s is the country’s largest. It has strong focus on quality with selective entry to all programmes.
Entry requirements for international students.


The University of Canterbury prides itself on being an institution that is passionate about education. Applying to enrol at the University of Canterbury has just be become even easier! New UC students are able to Apply to Enrol online using the new student portal, myUC.

International students can find more information here.

Click here to find out about study options and what makes UC unique.

For those who are planning to enrol at this University, please follow the 7 Easy steps into UC.

For more information about Scholarships at UC, they have a vast range and it is worthwhile having a good look through them


As New Zealand’s oldest University, Otago has an established reputation and has had many of it’s students become very well known in their field of expertise,ranging from All Blacks to Physicists, Mountain Climbers to Prime Ministers. They have 5 main centers throughout New Zealand. The choice is yours!

Before you can apply to Otago, you first need to create your own eVision account. This is your one-stop shop for study-related information.

University of Otago has a helpful entry pathways system which also has information for international students.

There is a quick reference NCEA Entry Score Calculator but take a good look at the site.

Take a look at their Course Enrolment page which gives you step by step instructions.

Otago University Scholarships


Victoria University is a large, excellent University based in Wellington. As with all the Universities, we have a close relationship with the team there and they in turn make every effort to ensure our students have a smooth transition to their future studies at Victoria.
Watch videos and read about why you should study at Victoria University.

Their website has many useful links, including a Study at Victoria guide where you can search programmes and courses.

Pick a programme offers a diverse range of qualifications and study options for international students. Find out more as to how International students can apply to get a world class education.

Victoria University, like other universities, hold their open days annually.

The School Leavers Scholarship details and how to apply are here


Waikato promotes the quality of their academic staff and state they are firmly established as a top research-led university.

‘They are proud to be in the top 1.1% in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings — jumping 100 places in just four years, a reflection of our ability to challenge, inspire and prepare our students to lead change’.

It’s worth looking at the video on student lifestyle at Waikato. This will give you an overview of the campus, student life, accommodation and Entry requirements.


Australian Universities:

Australian Education Network have also released rankings. For a more detailed list, go to the website.

Study in Australia – New Zealand citizens are entitled to study at Australian tertiary institutions without requiring a student visa. New Zealand citizens will be charged domestic student fees rather than international student fees, however they are not usually eligible for Australian student loans. For information on financial assistance, please visit www.studyassist.gov.au.

The Australian National University (ANU) has an international reputation for excellence in research and education. ANU is Australia’s most research-intensive University.
Choose ANU will outline why you should choose this university.
When the time comes to apply for programmes & courses at an Australian university, NZQA will assess your results and provide an entrance rank called an ATAR. This will be a number between 0.00 and 99.95 with increments of 0.05. An ATAR of 80.00 indicates that you are in the top 20 per cent of your academic age group (approx). Keep this in mind as a guide when you check the entry requirements for their programmes (as a conversion is not possible ‘before’ you apply). Also check out their step by step link on how to apply. There are a number of links for information about accommodation in Canberra.

To view the Monash University entry level requirements go to the Study credit and admissions eligibility search.
For the minimum credit points requirement you must complete 74 credit points in 5 or more Level 3 subjects which are listed as approved subjects by NZQA. For more information about the suggested credits required go to this website.
Monash University applications.
Click here for a Student Accommodation link for Monash University.

The University of Melbourne is ranked amongst the top universities both in Australia and the world. The University is highly regarded in the field of the arts, humanities and biomedicine. (Source: Australian Education Network). Reviews from it’s students indicates excellent facilities, quiet study areas and green university grounds. For entry requirements and more details on the types of degrees available, visit the University of Melbourne website.
For a university that prides itself on a different way of thinking, take a look at The Melbourne Model.

University Of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. It comprises eight faculties, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The main campus is located on a 38-hectare (94-acre) site in the Sydney suburb of Kensington, seven kilometres (four point three miles) from the Sydney central business district.
Have a look at their Future Students site to start off your journey.
There are links to How to Apply, Finding Your Degree and where you can Ask a Question

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a research university primarily located in Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. As one of Australia’s leading universities,[3] UQ is consistently ranked first for business administration, mining engineering and life sciences in Australasia.
Why Choose UQ will help you decide if this university is for you. You also can Find a Program and find out more about the wonderful Campus Life.
Here you will find a step-by-step guide to applying



For a range of Scholarships available, go to this site and have a good read.
Click here for information about accommodation for students attending the University of Sydney.
For more information on how to apply, go to this link.
With over 200 clubs and societies, there is something for everyone.

The ICMS student experience is like no other, providing the best industry training program in Australia.
A community of passionate students, scholars and industry professionals working together to produce leaders in business, events, hospitality, tourism, property and sports management.
When you study at ICMS in one of Sydney’s greatest locations, Manly, it won’t be just be an education, it will be the experience of your life”.