Other NZ high school qualifications

Some alternative pathways are recognised by UC for gaining equivalent status to University Entrance.

Eligibility with other NZ high school qualifications

You may have studied towards a qualification other than NCEA, CIE and IB or you may have studied outside of the schooling system. 

If your school study has followed a study path NOT listed below, contact the Admissions Team to discuss your options.

Home schooling

If you’ve been home schooled and have not achieved a complete high school qualification such as NCEA, UE/IB Diploma/CIE then please contact Franka Menzies to discuss your options.

University Entrance via Steiner School Certificate

You can gain University Entrance by completing the Steiner School Certificate Level 3 endorsed with University Entrance. 

When you apply to enrol through MyUC please select AES (ad eundum statum) as your admission reason. 

University Entrance via Accelerated Christian Education

You can gain University Entrance through a Year 13 Academic Certificate. 

When you apply to enrol through MyUC please select AES (ad eundum statum) as your admission reason. 

University Entrance via pre-2004 New Zealand high school qualifications

If you studied at a New Zealand secondary school before 2004, you may qualify for admission to UC with an older qualification such as:

  • University Entrance (pre-1986)
  • University Bursary
  • University Scholarship
  • Sixth Form Certificate

When you apply to enrol through MyUC please attached your qualification.

Bursary

If you studied at a New Zealand secondary school in 2003 or earlier and completed a Bursary qualification, you may qualify for admission with Bursary with one of the following:

  • An A or B Bursary
  • At least 3 'C' passes in New Zealand Bursaries and Higher school certificate

You must also provide evidence of English language proficiency. You may do this in one of the following ways:

  • Be aged 20 years or over and a New Zealand citizen or residence class visa, or Australian citizen or PR
  • Be a native English speaker
  • Have achieved a 'C' pass or higher in one of the following Bursary subjects: Accountancy, Agriculture, Biology, Classical studies, Drama, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art or Media studies
  • Provide a satisfactory score in an English language test.

More information

Admissions and Enrolment
Email admission@canterbury.ac.nz
Freephone within NZ 0800 VARSITY (827 748)
Phone outside of NZ +64 3 369 4999

Location
Student Services information desk on Level 1, Matariki