University Entrance

University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To qualify you will need:

  • NCEA Level 3
  • Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of:
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
    • 5 credits in reading
    • 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
    • achievement standards ? specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
    • unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).

Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance it will appear on your Record of Achievement.

NB   14 credits is the minimum for each subject, if you get 12 credits + 18 credits + 14 credits in three subjects you will NOT have entry.


AUT University                                              www.aut.ac.nz

Canterbury University                                  www.canterbury.ac.nz

Manukau Institute of Technology               www.manukau.ac.nz

Massey University                                        www.massey.ac.nz

Otago University                                           www.otago.ac.nz

Unitec Institute of Technology                    www.unitec.ac.nz

University of Auckland                                 www.auckland.ac.nz

University of Waikato                                   www.waikato.ac.nz

Victoria University                                        www.victoria.ac.nz