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Transfer credit from an international institution

22 November 2023

If you've studied at a tertiary institution outside New Zealand in the last five years and you haven't had the qualification conferred, you can apply to have your credits transferred to your UC qualification. Find out how to transfer credit from an international institution.


To apply for credit transfer, you must be fully enrolled as a UC student or have an Offer of Place for study at UC. You can apply for credit transfer from more than one university/institution at a time.


Required documentation

Your application for credit transfer must include the following documentation (uploaded to your Document Library in myUC): 

  • A pdf or high quality scan of your most recent academic transcript(s) clearly showing all the courses you wish to be considered for credit transfer
  • Course outlines for each course you wish to be considered for credit transfer (preferably from the same year as when you completed the course)
  • Information on the structure of the qualification(s) you were studying towards at the above University/Institution(s), including an outline of the total number of credits, credit hours, points, or units required to complete the qualification 

For non-English documents, you must provide both the original or certified copy and a certified official translation. 


Application Fee

The application fee is NZD $100 and is non-refundable. Once you have submitted the form, you will be directed to the payment page. Your application will be assessed once payment is received and you will be notified of the outcome via email. 



If you have had the qualification conferred, you may instead apply for cross-credit of up to 120 points. 


Credit Transfer for NZ study

If you have completed study at a New Zealand university or tertiary institution, apply for credit transfer here

Apply for credit transfer from international study to a UC qualification

See the Credit Recognition and Transfer Regulations for more information. 

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