Step 1. Check you meet the entry requirements
Guide to Enrolment
The Guide to Enrolment offers you information on how to enrol at UC for study, including application dates and course details.
Gain admission to UC
Admission with New Zealand University Entrance
If you've achieved NCEA University Entrance, or if you have a Bursary or pre-1986 University Entrance, you'll be admitted through this category.
Find out more about NCEA University Entrance.
Admission with other qualifications
If you have another New Zealand qualification, or the international equivalent of New Zealand University Entrance, you'll be admitted through the category, known at UC as Admission Ad Eundem Statum.
There are detailed qualification requirements for the following New Zealand based qualifications and admission types:
- Cambridge International Examinations and A (A2) Levels
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Other New Zealand high school qualifications
- Preparatory programmes
- Discretionary Entrance
Admission with international qualifications
If you gained your qualifications outside of New Zealand you need to check the minimum requirements relevant to the country you studied in:
Please note, this information is presented as a guide and does not guarantee that admission will be granted if met.
If your country of pre-university study or qualification is not listed, get in touch with the Contact Centre:
If you are an international student living outside of New Zealand you might want to get some assistance with your application from an overseas representative in your country.
If you are a NZ citizen or a New Zealand residence class visa holder applying for admission with qualifications gained outside of New Zealand, an application fee of $110 will be charged.
Qualification specific entry requirements
You also need to check you meet any additional entry requirements for each qualification you plan to study.
Course specific entry requirements
You also need to check each individual course your plan on studying to make sure you also meet pre-requisite or co-requisite requirements.
Search Qualifications and courses for more information.
If you do not meet the course prerequisitie or co-requisite entry requirements you may be eligible for an exemption.
Find out more about getting an Exemption from a prerequisite or co-requisite.
Limited entry and special applications
Some qualifications and courses limit the number of students they accept each year. Entry is competitive so you should apply as early as possible for limited entry courses and qualifications.
Check if the qualifications and courses you want to apply for have Limited entry and special applications.
English language entry requirements
You must be competent in the use and understanding of written and spoken English.
Check you also meet the minimum English language requirements.
Student Services information desk on Level 1, Matariki