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Get in: Admission to university

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How do I get into university? There are a range different pathways into university. If you need further support, contact the university.

University Entrance through NCEA
University Entrance (UE) is the minimum standard for entrance to a New Zealand university.
To qualify you will need:
NCEA Level 3
Three subjects – at Level 3, made up of:
• 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
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).

For more information on University Entrance, go to NZQA’s website

Check out the ‘Other school-leaver qualifications’ page for other admission pathways into university.

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