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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Standard and Fast-track

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Australia
  • Qualification:Year 11
  • Standard: 55%
  • Fast Track:60%
  • Qualification:ATAR
  • Standard: -
  • Fast Track:50
Bangladesh
  • Qualification:HSC
  • Standard: 60%
  • Fast Track:70%
Bhutan
  • Qualification: Year 11
  • Standard:60%
  • Fast Track:65%
  • Qualification: Year 12
  • Standard:50%
  • Fast Track:55%
Brazil
  • Qualification: Certificate de Ensino Medio
  • Standard:6.5
  • Fast Track:7
Cambodia
  • Qualification: Diploma of Upper Secondary Education
  • Standard:C
  • Fast Track:B
Canada
  • Qualification: Year 11
  • Standard:70%
  • Fast Track:80%
Chile
  • Qualification: Chilean Higher Secondary Schooling (Licencia de Educacion Media)
  • Standard:5
  • Fast Track:5.5
China
  • Qualification: Senior Highschool
  • Standard:Senior 1 and Term 1 of Senior 2-85%* ; Senior Year 2-75% or Senior Year 3-60%
  • Fast Track:Senior Year 2-80% or Senior Year 3-65%
  • Qualification: Vocational School
  • Standard:Year 3 with relevant subjects: 75%
  • Fast Track:Year 3 with relevant subjects:80%
Colombia
  • Qualification: Bachillerato
  • Standard:7
  • Fast Track:7.5
Ecuador
  • Qualification: Bachillerato
  • Standard:15
  • Fast Track:16
Fiji
  • Qualification: Year 13 Certificate
  • Standard:Top 4 aggregate 180
  • Fast Track:Top 4 aggregate 200
Hong Kong
  • Qualification: Form 5
  • Standard:4 passes
  • Fast Track:5 passes
  • Qualification: HKDSE
  • Standard:2,2,2
  • Fast Track:2,2,3
India
  • Qualification: Year 11
  • Standard:70%
  • Fast Track:Year 11 80% or HSC 55%
Indonesia
  • Qualification: SMA2 (private school)
  • Standard:7 (70%), average of 4 subjects
  • Fast Track:7.5 (75%), average of 4 subjects - national exam certificate required
  • Qualification: SMA2 (government school)
  • Standard:7.5
  • Fast Track:8.0 (80%), average of 4 subjects - national exam certificate required
Iran
  • Qualification: Year
  • Standard:16/20
  • Fast Track:18/20
Japan
  • Qualification: Kotogakko/ Upper Secondary School Certificate - Year 2
  • Standard:Grade 3 average in academic subjects
  • Fast Track:Grade 3.5 average in academic subjects
  • Qualification: Upper Secondary School Equivalency Exam
    (The Ministry of Education)
  • Standard:Certificate of Success with 2 B grades and 2 C grades in relevant subjects
  • Fast Track:Certificate of Success with 1 A grade and 2 B grades or higher in relevant subjects
Kazakhstan
  • Qualification: Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • Standard:Year 11 GPA 4/5
  • Fast Track:Year 11 GPA 4/5
Kenya
  • Qualification: KCSE
  • Standard:1 B and 3 C grades
  • Fast Track:3 B and 1 C grades
Kuwait
  • Qualification: Shahadat AI-Thanawaya AI-Aama/General Secondary School Certificate
  • Standard:65%
  • Fast Track:70%
Laos
  • Qualification: Completion of Baccalaureate
  • Standard:65%
  • Fast Track:70%
Macau
  • Qualification: Form 5/ Senior Middle 2
  • Standard:60-65%
  • Fast Track:66-70%
  • Qualification: Form 6/ Senior Middle 3
  • Standard:56-60%
  • Fast Track:61-65%
Malaysia
  • Qualification: SPM - Forecast/prelim/actual
  • Standard:20
  • Fast Track:15 across 5 subjects
  • Qualification: UEC
  • Standard:Max of 30
  • Fast Track:Max of 25
Mexico
  • Qualification: Bachillerato
  • Standard:7.0/70%
  • Fast Track:7.5/75%
Mongolia
  • Qualification: Certificate of Complete Secondary Education
  • Standard:4 Cs
  • Fast Track:2 Bs and 2 Cs
Myanmar
  • Qualification: BEHS/Matriculation Exam
  • Standard:65%
  • Fast Track:75%
Nepal
  • Qualification: Higher Secondary Education Certificate
  • Standard:65%
  • Fast Track:75%
New Zealand **
  • Qualification: NCEA
  • Standard:38 credits from level 2 and level 3 with no fewer than 10 credits in each subject (combined credits from relevant subjects including Mathematics)
  • Fast Track:42 credits from level 2 and level 3 with no fewer than 10 credits in each subject (combined credits from relevant subjects including Mathematics)
Nigeria
  • Qualification: SSCE Exams (West African Education Council WAEC)
  • Standard:C
  • Fast Track:B
Pakistan
  • Qualification: Intermediate/ Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Standard:65%
  • Fast Track:75%
Peru
  • Qualification: Certificate of Completed General Secondary Education
  • Standard:15
  • Fast Track:16
Philippines
  • Qualification: High School Diploma
  • Standard:85%
  • Fast Track:90%
Russia
  • Qualification: Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat)
  • Standard:Grade 3 in 5 relevant subjects
  • Fast Track:1 grade 3 and 4 grade 4
Saudi Arabia
  • Qualification: Tawjihiyah/General Secondary Education Certificate
  • Standard:75%
  • Fast Track:80%
Singapore
  • Qualification: Singapore O level (or forecast)
  • Standard:Aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects
  • Fast Track:Aggregate of 15 or less across 5 academic subjects
South Africa
  • Qualification: Year 11
  • Standard:75%
  • Fast Track:80%
South Korea
  • Qualification: High School Certificate Year 2
  • Standard:65% or Rank 7.0
  • Fast Track:70% or Rank 6.5
Sri Lanka
  • Qualification: O Level
  • Standard:2 Bs and 2 Cs
  • Fast Track:4Bs
Taiwan
  • Qualification: Senior Year 2
  • Standard:70% in 4 relevant subjects
  • Fast Track:80% in 4 relevant subjects
Thailand
  • Qualification: Matayom 5
  • Standard:2.5
  • Fast Track:3
Turkey
  • Qualification: Devlet Lise Diplomasi/State High School Diploma
  • Standard:Grade 2 in 3 academic subjects
  • Fast Track:Grade 4 in 2 academic subjects
UAE
  • Qualification: Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate
  • Standard:75%
  • Fast Track:80%
USA
  • Qualification: Completion of Year 11
  • Standard:C/70-79%/GPA: 2.0
  • Fast Track:B/80-89%/GPA: 3.0
  • Qualification: Completion of Year 12
  • Standard:D/60-69%/GPA:1.0
  • Fast Track:C/70-79%/GPA: 2.0
Venezuela
  • Qualification: Bachillerato
  • Standard:14 in 4 relevant subjects
  • Fast Track:16 in 4 relevant subjects
Vietnam
  • Qualification: Year 11
  • Standard:7.5
  • Fast Track:8
Uzbekistan
  • Qualification: Secondary Schoo Leaving Certificate
  • Standard:Year 11 GPA 4/5
  • Fast Track:Year 12 GPA 4/5
Zambia
  • Qualification: School Certificate
  • Standard:Grade of 4
  • Fast Track:Grade of 3
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International Qualifications Standard Fast-track
Global Assessment Certificate – GAC Level 2 2.8 3.3
International Baculureate – IB First year Grade 4 in 4 relevant subjects 2 grade 4 and 2 grade 5 in 4 relevant subjects
Cambridge International Examinations – O level/IGCSE/GCSE   2 B grades and 2 C grades 4 B grades
Cambridge International Examinations – A level   48 UCAS points 60 UCAS points
International Qualifications Standard
Global Assessment Certificate – GAC Level 2 2.8
International Baculureate – IB First year Grade 4 in 4 relevant subjects
Cambridge International Examinations – O level/IGCSE/GCSE   2 B grades and 2 C grades
Cambridge International Examinations – A level   48 UCAS points
International Qualifications Fast-track
Global Assessment Certificate – GAC Level 2 3.3
International Baculureate – IB First year 2 grade 4 and 2 grade 5 in 4 relevant subjects
Cambridge International Examinations – O level/IGCSE/GCSE   4 B grades
Cambridge International Examinations – A level   60 UCAS points
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 UP Education Standard Fast-track
Foundation Preparation Pathway Programme GPA – 3 academic subjects >50% , Pass TSS GPA – 3 academic subjects >70%, Pass TSS

Accelerated

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 Country Qualification Accelerated
Australia Year 11 80% or other Australian States maximum 60%
ATAR 50
Brazil Certificate de Ensino Medio 7.5
Canada High School (excluding Quebec) Year 11 85%
High School Diplomas (excluding Quebec) Year 12 50 or greater
China Senior Highschool Year 3 75% in 4 subjects
Chinese National College Entrance Examinations (Gaokao) 50 or greater
Fiji Year 13 Certificate Aggregate greater than 220
Hong Kong Form 5 4 Bs or 4×70% or 4x3s higher
HKDSE 2,3,3
India Year 11 85% and higher #
Higher Secondary Examation Grade 12 60 and greater #
India School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate (10+2)## at least 55
Indonesia SMA2 Overall average of 8.5/85% or higher from 4 relevant subjects
SMA3 Overall average of 6.0/60% or higher from 4 relevant subjects
Japan Kotogakko 2 As and 1 B
Upper Secondary School Certificate – Year 2 Superior grades in academic subjects, Grade 4 average in academic subjects
Upper Secondary School Certificate – Year 3 superior grades in academic subjects
Kuwait Shahadat AI-Thanawaya AI-Aama/General Secondary School Certificate 90% in 4 academic subjects
Macau Form 5/ Senior Middle 2 70% average of 4 subjects
Form 6/ Senior Middle 3 75% average of 4 subjects
Malaysia SPM – Forecast/prelim/actual 12 across 5 subjects
UEC Max of 20
New Zealand ** NCEA

48 credits from level 2 and level 3 with no fewer than 10 credits in each subject

(combined credits from relevant subjects including Mathematics)

Russia Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) 1 grade 5 & 4 grade 4
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah/General Secondary Education Certificat 90% in 4 academic subjects
Singapore Singapore O level (or forecast) Aggregate of 12 or less across 5 academic subjects
South Korea High school certificate Year 2 80% Rank 4.5
Senior High Year 3 70% or Rank 5.0 in academic subjects
Sri Lanka O Level 2 Bs and 2 As
Taiwan Senior Year 2 90% and higher
Senior Year 3 75%
Thailand Matayom M5: 3.5 OR M6:2.2
UAE Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate 90% in 4 academic subjects
USA Completion of Year 11 A/90-100%/GPA: 4.0
Completion of Year 12 B/80-89%/GPA: 3.0
Vietnam Year 11 .5
Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate 7 or greater*
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 International Qualifications Accelerated
International Baculureate – IB First year 4 grade 5 in 4 relevant subjects
Second year Total greater than 20, Grade 5 in most subjects
Cambridge International Examinations – O level/IGCSE/GCSE 2 B grades and 2 A grades
Cambridge International Examinations – A level 80 UCAS points
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Minimum 850 – Students must also submit final year report with above average grades in 4 academic subjects
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 UP Education Accelerated
Foundation Preparation Pathway Programme GPA – 3 academic subjects >80%, Pass TSS

Foundation Connect

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IELTS 4.5 and no band less than 4.0
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Academic Requirements
Australia Contact an agent for assesment
Bangladesh Year 11 : 60%
Bhutan Contact an agent for assesment
Brazil Contact an agent for assesment
Cambodia Upper Secondary Schools – Year 2: 80-89%
Canada Upper Secondary Schools – Year 2: 80-89%
Chile Completion of Colleges & Lyceums -Year 1 (Year 11) with good grades
China Contact an agent for assesment
Colombia Contact an agent for assesment
Ecuador Secondary Schools – Year 2: 7.6
Fiji Year 11: Top 3 plus English aggregate 180
Hong Kong Contact an agent for assesment
India Contact an agent for assesment
Indonesia Contact an agent for assesment
Iran Contact an agent for assesment
Japan Contact an agent for assesment
Kazakhstan Contact an agent for assesment
Kenya Completion of  Year 11 with good grades
Kuwait Secondary Education – Year 2: 80%
Laos Completion of Upper secondary Schools – Year 2: 7/10
Macau Contact an agent for assesment
Malaysia Contact an agent for assesment
Mexico Year 11: 6.0/60%
Mongolia Certificate of Complete Secondary Education: 4xDs
Myanmar Contact an agent for assesment
Nepal Completion of Year 11 with good grades
New Zealand ** Contact an agent for assesment
Nigeria Completion of Upper Secondary School – Year 2 with good grades
Pakistan Contact an agent for assesment
Peru Contact an agent for assesment
Philippines Contact an agent for assesment
Russia Contact an agent for assesment
Saudi Arabia Secondary Education – Year 2: 80%
Singapore Contact an agent for assesment
South Africa Contact an agent for assesment
South Korea Contact an agent for assesment
Sri Lanka Contact an agent for assesment
Taiwan Contact an agent for assesment
Thailand Contact an agent for assesment
Turkey Upper Secondary – Year 3: 70/100
Venezuela Liceos Bolivarianos/Colegios – Year 4:12 in 4 relevant subjects
Vietnam Contact an agent for assesment
UAE General Secondary Schools – Year 2: 80%
USA Completion of Year 11 – B/80-89/3.0
Uzbekistan Contact an agent for assesment
Zambia Contact an agent for assesment

English language requirements

All students need to provide evidence of their English proficiency upon application.

  • If you are an international applicant and your first language is not English, you will need to provide satisfactory evidence of your English proficiency.
  • English is considered the first language of citizens of Canada, Ireland, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
  • If you are a domestic applicant and your first language is not English, you will be asked to provide evidence of your competence in written and spoken English.
Programme optionIELTS
Accelerated6.0 and no band less than 5.5
Fast-track5.5 and no band less than 5.0 (preferred overall score: 6.0)
Standard5.0 and no band less than 4.5

Alternatives to IELTS

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IELTS 4.5 IELTS 5 IELTS 5.5 IELTS 6
TOEFL Paper Based (pct.) 450 (Writing 3.5 TWE) 500 (Writing 4.0 TWE) 550 (Writing 5.0 TWE) 550 (Writing 5.0 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based (iBT) 30 (Writing 12) 35 (Writing 14) 46 (Writing 14) 60 (Writing 18)
University of Cambridge
English Examinations
B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 150. No less than 150 in each skill; B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill; B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill;
NZCEL
NZ Certificate of English Language
Level 2 with an endorsement of General, Workplace or Academic Level 3 with an endorsement of General, Workplace or Academic Level 4 with an Academic endorsement Level 4 with an Academic endorsement
Pearson Test - Academic PToE (Academic) 29-35 PToE (Academic) 36-41 PToE (Academic) 42-49 PToE (Academic) 50-57
City and Guilds IESOL
B1 achiever - 43 B2 Communicator - 42 C1 Communicator - 66
Language Certificate
B1 achiever - Pass B2 Communicator – High Pass C1 Communicator - Pass
Duolingo English Test 70 80 90 100





Evidence also accepted



Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
Grade B2 Grade B2 Grade C
Cambridge English Scale Scores
154 162 169
Cambridge English: First Grade B1 Grade C

GCE O-Level, IGCSE, GCSE or Oxford GCSE* # Grade E Grade D Grade C Grade B
GCE A-Level and AS Level* #
Grade E Grade E Grade E
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level (H2 level #


Grade E
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level (H1 level #


Grade C
IB (English Language A1 or 2 Higher Level)
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
IB (English Language A1 or 2 Standard Level)
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
IB (English Language B Higher Level)
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority HKEAA Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 3 Grade 4
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) B1 B1 B2 B2
University of Auckland English Language Academy EAP Introduction EAP 1 EAP 2 or EAP 3 (C+ grade)
Victoria University English Proficiency Programme minimum of one rating of 4 and three ratings of 3 minimum of one rating of 4 and three ratings of 3 minimum of two ratings of
4 and two ratings of 3
minimum of three ratings of
4 and one rating of 3
UP English for Future Studies (registered as Intensive General English) 1 2 3 3
NCEA **

10 Literacy Credits at L2 or higher (5 reading and 5
writing credits)
14 Literacy Credits at L2 or higher
(7 reading and 7 writing credits)
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Country Qualification
Australia Recognised Year 12 qualification
Canada Recognised Canadian High School Diploma
Denmark Tudentereksamen
Fiji Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examination (7th Form
Finland Ylioppilastutkinoto, Studentexamen or the Upper Secondary School Certificate.
Germany Abitur or DAAD
Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
India Indian School Certificate (ISC) or All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 qualifications
Malaysia STPM
Norway Vitnemal
Samoa Foundation English in Foundation Certificate from National University of Samoa
Singapore National University of Singapore (NUS) High School Diploma or a three-year diploma from Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic
Sweden Avgangsbetyg or Slutbetyg
South Africa National Senior Certificate / Senior Certificate / Matriculation
South Pacific Countries South Pacific Form Seven Certificate
The Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
Tonga Tonga National Form Seven Certificate
USA SAT, High School Diploma
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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.

Schools:
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.
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Students considering Accelerated entry must present an approved alternative to the University of Auckland’s IELTS requirements instead. To view the list of alternatives, click here.

The UP English Language Test (UPELT) has been developed to help provide prospective students with obtaining their English language scores prior to enrolment.