Entry Requirements

New Zealand Students (including Permanent Residents)

Entry Requirements
To enrol at IPU New Zealand, students must gain University Entrance through one of the following admission criteria:

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
To meet the University Entrance (UE) criteria, a student must achieve all of the following:

  • a minimum of 14 credits in each of three approved Level 3 subjects, and
  • a minimum of 10 credits at level 1 or higher in Numeracy, and
  • a minimum of 10 credits at level 2 or higher in Literacy; 5 credits must be in Reading and 5 credits must be in Writing.

Further details and a list of approved subjects is available at www.nzqa.govt.nz

Adult Admission
New Zealand or Australian citizens and permanent residents who turn 20 before the start date of their programme are eligible to apply for admission regardless of the above criteria. However, an interview with the appropriate Dean is recommended prior to enrolment.

Students with other qualifications, such as Cambridge International Examinations or International Baccalaureate, should contact IPU New Zealand directly and their application will be assessed on an individual basis.

For those who received their secondary or tertiary education in another country, or wish for their individual circumstances or qualifications to be assessed (under Discretionary Entry criteria), please contact IPU New Zealand directly.

International Students

Please see entry requirements for International applicants here