University Entrance

University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To qualify you will need:

  • NCEA Level 3
  • Approved subjects: 14 credits in each of three approved subjects at Level 3.
  • Literacy requirement: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing.
  • Numeracy requirement: 10 credits at Level 1 or above

University Approved subjects offered at Te Puna Wai o Waipapa - Hagley College are clearly identified in the subject tables that follow with the course descriptors. If you are not sure then make sure you ask.

In addition to the NZQA University Entrance requirement, each university or tertiary institution has specific entry standards (at a level which is higher than the basic UE) for some or all of their degree programmes. It is important that you are aware of what you need for the course of study you wish to do.