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An unlimited number of Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships are available for those who get Merit and Excellence endorsements at NCEA Levels 2 and 3 (or equivalent) in a New Zealand school in 2017.

Because there is no limit, if you meet the criteria, you’ll automatically receive a scholarship. This scholarship is open to both domestic and international students at New Zealand schools.

These are cash scholarships of $2000 or $6000. Conditions Apply. All scholarship holders require University Entrance.

Here’s how you can get a UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship of either $2000 and $6000 for your first year at UC:


NCEA Level 2 EndorsementNCEA Level 3 EndorsementCash Scholarship
Excellence Excellence $6000
Excellence Merit $2000
Merit Excellence $2000

Cambridge International Examination (CIE) or equivalent UK Examination Board*:

A-level (UCAS tariff for best 3 subjects)**Cash Scholarship
320 or higher $6000
260 to 300 $2000

*Subjects at AS level are not included.

**Equivalent to NZQA approved subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB)

 Cash Scholarship
Score of 38 points or above $6000
Score of 35 points to 37 points $2000


ACE (Accelerated Christian Education)Cash Scholarship
NZ Year 13 Academic Achievement with Honours $2000
Rudolf SteinerCash Scholarship
Highly Commended $2000
Distinction $6000

Check the scholarship regulations for further eligibility criteria.