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1. Check you are eligible for admission to UC

26 August 2023

There are several pathways to gain admission to UC. Check you meet the minimum standard with the study you have completed overseas or in NZ. You may also be required to demonstrate your English language proficiency. 


Check admission requirements

To study at UC you must first meet the admission criteria with the study you have already completed overseas or in NZ. 

Check the admission requirements for the pathway that is relevant to you.


Admission to UC with study completed overseas

NCEA University Entrance

IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma

CIE/CAIE (Cambridge International Examinations)

Other NZ high school qualifications such as ACE, CENZ, Steiner

Home schooling

Transition programmes (UCIC)



Check English language proficiency requirements

International students are also required to demonstrate their English language proficiency to gain admission to UC. Check you meet the requirements and find out which English language tests are accepted as evidence. 

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