New Zealand

We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from New Zealand. If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.


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


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

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English Language courses.

New Zealand nationals and applicants who have successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree in New Zealand are currently exempt from Home Office English language requirements.

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