Evidence of secondary study in English by the student:

Completion of at least four years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction.


For programmes delivered by a registered school – other acceptable evidence as approved by the Head of Admissions may be used for entry.

UP Education Partner English Language School:

Evidence of successfully meeting course assessment and graduation requirements at selected NZ Language Schools (NZQA Category One PTEs) who have an agreement with UP Education.

Exceptional cases:

After an assessment has been carried out based on academic, attendance & behaviour, there may be occasions where exceptions are allowed based on an exceptional case process. This process is managed by the Head of Admissions.
  • If the student is offshore, the Head of Admissions may request a UP Sales Manager to meet with the student and interview them to assess their application quality and motivation. A recommendation will be made on the basis of the interview. This may be done face to face or remotely as appropriate.
  • The Entry Requirement Exception Proposal form will then be submitted to Head of Admissions for approval.