University Entrance Requirements from 2014
University Entrance (UE) will be the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To be awarded UE you will need:
- NCEA Level 3 plus
- Three subjects - at Level 3 or above, made up of 14 credits each, in three approved subjects plus
- Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, 5 credits in reading AND 5 credits in writing from specific standards plus
- Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above from specific achievement standards, or three specific numeracy unit standards
Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance it will appear on your Record of Achievement. This does not guarantee entry to the degree or subjects of your choice - in many cases, a higher level of achievement will be required. Many degrees at polytechnics, institutes of technology and private training enterprises also require this entry standard.
Approved subjects for university
|Accounting||Agriculture and Horticulture||Biology|
|Chinese||Classical Studies||Construction and Mechanical|
|Technologies||Cook Islands Maori Dance||Design (Practical Art)|
|Design and Visual Communication||Digital Technologies||Drama|
|Earth and Space Science||Economics||Education for Sustainability|
|History of Art||Home Economics||Indonesian|
|Mathematics||Media Studies||Music Studies|
|Making Music||Painting (Practical Art)||Photography (Practical Art)|
|Physical Education||Physics||Printmaking (Practical Art)|
|Processing Technologies||Religious Studies||Samoan|
|Science||Sculpture (Practical Art)||Spanish|
|Te Reo Maori||Te Reo Rangatira|
New Zealand Scholarship
Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward to top students in their last year of schooling. Scholarship exams enable candidates to be assessed against challenging standards, and are demanding for the most able candidates in each subject.
Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations. See http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/a... for more information.