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                                    

Canterbury University                        

Manukau Institute of Technology     

Massey University                              

Otago University                                 

Unitec Institute of Technology          

University of Auckland                       

University of Waikato                         

Victoria University