New Zealand

International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


Undergraduate

We require a University Entrance Certificate with National Certificates in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3. Applicants must have a total of more than 80 credits with a majority of merit/excellent in subjects to be studied at Higher Education institutions.

A level UCAS tariff Comparable offer
AAA 144 Excellent
AAB 136 Excellent
ABB 128 Excellent
BBB 120 Merit
BBC 112 Merit
BCC 104 Merit
CCC 96 Achieved


Postgraduate

We require a four year bachelor (honours) degree with the appropriate classification.

New Zealand degree classification Alternative name UK degree equivalent
First Class A / A+ 1st
Second Class (Upper Division) B+ / A- 2:1
Second Class (Lower Division) C+ 2:2


English language requirements


To be accepted onto a degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The tables below show the minimum English language requirements for standard courses at RQF 6 (degree level) and above.

Some courses have English language requirements that are higher than those shown below, please check the relevant course for details.

University of Plymouth requirement – New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes Minimum component scores
Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component University of Plymouth entry requirement. No UKVI requirement if the student is a New Zealand national – if they are not, IELTS or another acceptable qualification will be required

University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) requirement​ – New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes Minimum component scores
Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component Grades: Achieved, Merit or Excellent in the English component University of Plymouth entry requirement. No UKVI requirement if the student is a New Zealand national – if they are not, IELTS or another acceptable qualification will be required