New Zealand

If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from New Zealand, this page has all the information you need.

If you have any other questions, you can contact our team at international.office@plymouth.ac.uk, or by phoning +44 1752 588049.

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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

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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

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