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International entrance requirements

A university entrance qualification is essential for admission to the University of Otago for all types of programmes.

Undergraduate entrance requirements

We recognise many other qualifications as equivalent to the New Zealand qualification for entrance. To check if we recognise your previous studies, select the country where you gained the qualification below.

Find the entrance requirements for your country

Afghanistan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Albania entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Algeria entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Andorra entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Angola entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Anguilla entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Antigua and Barbuda entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Argentina entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Armenia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Aruba entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Australia entrance requirements

Australian Year 12 qualification with a minimum ranking score of 74.

This also applies to students studying Australian qualifications outside Australia.

Austria entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Azerbaijan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bahamas entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bahrain entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bangladesh entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Barbados entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Belarus entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Belgium entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Belize entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Benin entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bermuda entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bhutan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bolivia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bosnia and Herzegovina entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Botswana entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Brazil entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Brunei entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Bulgaria entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Burkina Faso entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Burundi entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Cambodia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Cameroon entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Canada entrance requirements

Canadian High School Graduation with a minimum overall grade average of 70.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum average of 70% in six subjects in Grade 12. The score is calculated as an average of six Grade 12 OSSD University Preparation (4U) Courses or University/College Preparation (4M) Courses. This applies to students studying OSSD outside Canada.

Cape Verde entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Cayman Islands entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Central African Republic entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Chad entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Chile entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

China entrance requirements

Senior High School graduation and one year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing; or Senior High School graduation and completion of a diploma with high passing grades at a recognised institute or university.

Students with the requisite scores in Gaokao may be given direct entry to bachelor degree programme.

Colombia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Comoros entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Congo entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Cook Islands entrance requirements

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate - 3 ‘A’ passes (‘merit’ or ‘excellence’), plus 5 or better in Pacific Senior School Certificate (PSSC) English and 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics)

Costa Rica entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Cote D'Ivoire entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Croatia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Cuba entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Cyprus entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Czech Republic entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Denmark entrance requirements

Studentereksamen (Gymnasium, HHX – Hojere Handeleksamen, HTX – Hojere Teknisk Eksamen) or Hojere Forberedelseseksamen.

Djibouti entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Dominica entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Dominican Republic entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Ecuador entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Egypt entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

El Salvador entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Equatorial Guinea entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Eritrea entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Estonia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Ethiopia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Falkland Islands (Malvinas) entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Faroe Islands entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Fiji entrance requirements

University of the South Pacific Foundation Programme - with satisfactory grades.

Year 13 Certificate Examination - Minimum of 270/400 (including English). The score represents the total of the best three academic subjects plus English. No subject should be below 50%.

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate - 3 ‘A’ passes (‘merit’ or ‘excellence’), plus 5 or better in Pacific Senior School Certificate (PSSC) English and 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics)

Finland entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

France entrance requirements

Baccalauréat Général.

Gabon entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Gambia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Georgia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Germany entrance requirements

Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Fachhochschulreife

Ghana entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Gibraltar entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Greece entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Greenland entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Grenada entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Guam entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Guatemala entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Guinea entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Guinea Bissau entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Guyana entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Haiti entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Honduras entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Hong Kong entrance requirements

Completion of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with achievement at Level 4 or higher in English and at least two elective subjects, and Level 3 or higher in two other subjects (excluding Chinese language).

Hungary entrance requirements

Érettségi.

Iceland entrance requirements

Matriculation Examination (stúdentspróf).

India entrance requirements

Minimum overall average of 75% in the All India Senior School Examination (CBSE) or Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) with a minimum of 70% in English.

The scores are calculated on the best four academic subjects excluding local languages and non-academic subjects.

Indonesia entrance requirements

One year of successful study at a recognised institution of university standing, or successful completion of a New Zealand Foundation Year programme, or Indonesian Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) with a minimum GPA of 85.

Iran entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Iraq entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Ireland entrance requirements

Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 5 higher level subjects with grades of C3 or higher.

Israel entrance requirements

Bagrut (Matriculation) or Mechina

Italy entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Jamaica entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Japan entrance requirements

Completion of a High School Diploma with a B average; or 1 year of successful study at a Japanese university.

Jordan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Kazakhstan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Kenya entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Kiribati entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Kosovo entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Kuwait entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Kyrgyzstan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Lao People's Democratic Republic entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Latvia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Lebanon entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Lesotho entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Liberia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Libya entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Liechtenstein entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Lithuania entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Luxembourg entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Macao entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Macedonia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Madagascar entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Malawi entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Malaysia entrance requirements

Minimum of three Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) “Principle Passes” with a minimum grade of 2.7. All passes must be gained in one sitting.

The grade point average is normally calculated on the best three STPM principal subjects (excluding the General Paper) taken at one sitting: A = 4, A– = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.0, B– = 2.67, C+ = 2.33, C = 2.0, C– = 1.67, D+ = 1.33, D = 1.0.

A maximum of 18 points over six academic subjects, in the Senior Middle III Examination (UEC) of the Malaysian independent Chinese Secondary System.

Malaysian Matrikulasi Certificate with appropriate grade.

Maldives entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Mali entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Malta entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Marshall Islands entrance requirements

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate - 3 ‘A’ passes (‘merit’ or ‘excellence’), plus 5 or better in Pacific Senior School Certificate (PSSC) English and 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics)

Mauritania entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Mauritius entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Mexico entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Micronesia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Moldova entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Monaco entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Mongolia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Montenegro entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Montserrat entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Morocco entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Mozambique entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Myanmar entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Namibia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Nauru entrance requirements

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate - 3 ‘A’ passes (‘merit’ or ‘excellence’), plus 5 or better in Pacific Senior School Certificate (PSSC) English and 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics)

Nepal entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Netherlands entrance requirements

VWO-Gymnasium A or B; VWO-Atheneum A or B.

New Caledonia entrance requirements

Baccalauréat Général.

New Zealand entrance requirements

New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of three subjects from the approved list.

You must also meet the following literacy and numeracy requirements:

Literacy
10 credits at Level 2 or above in standards from the specified list, with at least 5 credits in Reading and 5 credits in Writing. You cannot use IELTS, TOEFL or similar test.
Numeracy
10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of achievement standards, or a package of three numeracy units or standards (26623, 26626, 26627)

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

A minimum 120 points on the UCAS tariff with a grade of D or better at AS and/or A level in syllabuses from at least three different syllabus groups, which are broadly equivalent to the NCEA approved list.

You must also satisfy literacy and numeracy requirements, by either:

  • gaining an E grade or better in any one of AS English Language, AS Literature in English or AS Language & Literature in English, and a D grade or better in IGCSE or GCSE Mathematics, or;
  • meeting the NCEA literacy and numeracy requirement.

Nicaragua entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Niger entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Nigeria entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Niue entrance requirements

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate - 3 ‘A’ passes (‘merit’ or ‘excellence’), plus 5 or better in Pacific Senior School Certificate (PSSC) English and 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics)

Norfolk Island entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

North Korea entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Norway entrance requirements

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Certificate of Upper School) with a minimum grade of 3.

Oman entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Pakistan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Palau entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Palestine entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Panama entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Papua New Guinea entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Paraguay entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Peru entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Philippines entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Pitcairn entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Poland entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Portugal entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Puerto Rico entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Qatar entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Romania entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Russian Federation entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Rwanda entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Saint Kitts and Nevis entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Saint Lucia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Samoa entrance requirements

A completed National University of Samoa foundation certificate in Arts, Commerce, Education, General or Science with a minimum overall performance of B3 (65–69%) including a minimum grade of C1 in English.

San Marino entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Sao Tome and Principe entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Saudi Arabia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Senegal entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Serbia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Seychelles entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Sierra Leone entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Singapore entrance requirements

Passes at Advanced Level with a minimum grade of 8. Numerical scores are normally calculated on three H2 Level academic subjects taken at one sitting (excluding the General Paper); or a minimum two H2 Level academic subjects taken at one sitting and two appropriate H1 Level academic subjects.

Completion of a Polytechnics Diploma with appropriate grades.

Slovakia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Slovenia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Solomon Islands entrance requirements

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate - 3 ‘A’ passes (‘merit’ or ‘excellence’), plus 5 or better in Pacific Senior School Certificate (PSSC) English and 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics)

Somalia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

South Africa entrance requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a grade of 5 in each of the four compulsory subjects and an average of 5 in the best three choice subjects.

South Korea entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

South Sudan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Spain entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Sri Lanka entrance requirements

Three Sri Lankan A-levels. Grades are calculated on the same basis as GCE A-levels.

St Helena entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

St Vincent and The Grenadines entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Sudan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Suriname entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Swaziland entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Sweden entrance requirements

Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskolan with grades of VG or MVG.

Examensbevis with minimum grade of C.

Switzerland entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Syria entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Taiwan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Tajikistan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Tanzania entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Thailand entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Timor-Leste entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Togo entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Tonga entrance requirements

3 'A' passes, plus 5 (satisfactory) or better in Pacific Senior School Certificare (PSSC) or Tonga Form 6 Certificate English and 6 (adequate) or better in Mathematics.

Trinidad and Tobago entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Tunisia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Turkey entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Turkmenistan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Turks and Caicos Islands entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Tuvalu entrance requirements

South Pacific Form Seven Certificate - 3 ‘A’ passes (‘merit’ or ‘excellence’), plus 5 or better in Pacific Senior School Certificate (PSSC) English and 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics)

Uganda entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Ukraine entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

United Arab Emirates entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

United Kingdom entrance requirements

Three passes at Advanced Level taken at one sitting with a minimum grade of 8.

In Scotland, appropriate passes at Higher Level are acceptable.

BTEC National Diploma at Level 3 with appropriate passes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

United States of America entrance requirements

High School Graduation Diploma with minimum B grade average and a minimum SAT score of 1190 or a minimum ACT composite score of 24.

Uruguay entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Uzbekistan entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Vanuatu entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Vatican City State (Holy See) entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Venezuela entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Vietnam entrance requirements

GPA of 8.0 or better in the upper secondary education graduation diploma (on completion of year 12) at a school for the gifted students.

Western Sahara entrance requirements

Yemen entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Zambia entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

Zimbabwe entrance requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is the completion of a high school certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year’s study at an approved tertiary institution.

An approved tertiary institute is typically a college or university that is recognised in the World Higher Education Database.

We also accept the following International qualifications:

  • International Baccalaureate: IB Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) GCE Advanced Levels: minimum Numerical Score of 8.
    • The numerical scores are normally calculated on the best three A-Level principal subjects (excluding the General Paper) taken at one sitting, or two A-Level passes with two A-Level Subsidiary passes at one sitting.
      • (i) Scores for the Advanced levels are calculated on the basis that: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1
      • (ii) Scores for the Advanced Subsidiary level results are calculated on the basis that: A = 2.5, B = 2, C = 1.5, D = 1, E = 0.5
  • Satisfactory completion of one year's study at an approved tertiary institution.

Selection into Health Sciences Professional Programmes is limited and occurs after the completion of Health Sciences First Year. View Undergraduate Health Science Information for International Students.

Postgraduate entrance requirements

Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 

A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.

If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

To study a PhD you usually require the completion of a master’s degree, or a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in the same area of study, or a related discipline, as your intended area of research.

Check the postgraduate students pages for specific information on the entrance requirements of the programme you are interested in.

Applying for a research only Masters or PhD programme?

Before applying, you need to:

  1. Visit the website of the academic department appropriate to your subject.
  2. Identify the research interests of the relevant department(s) and individual staff members. The University of Otago expertise database is a good place to start.
  3. Develop a possible research topic that fits in with these interests.
  4. Approach a potential supervisor to see if vacancies exist for research supervision.

When applying, you need to include the following documents with your application:

  • The documents detailed above (academic transcripts, ECE, and proof of identity).
  • A detailed research proposal that shows you are familiar with current literature surrounding your topic.
  • An up-to date curriculum vitae.
  • The name of the academic staff member who has agreed to be your supervisor.
  • An approximate start date.

Don't meet the entrance requirements?

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