He Tauriteka Mātauraka Academic equivalence

The following is a list of minimum academic requirement equivalences for entry into Ara diploma and degree programmes.

Country Diploma level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) Degree level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 (Year 13)
ArgentinaBachillerato or Trayecto Técnico ProfesionalBachillerato Especializado or successful completion of one year tertiary study

Australia


Successful completion of High School Certificate

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate with 65% passes in all subjects

Successful completion of two years tertiary study

Brazil

Completion of high school (3rd year of second level)

Successful completion of one year tertiary study

Brunei

GCE O Level in four subjects

GCE A levels (2xE or equivalent - minimum two academic subjects)

Canada

Grade 12 Certificate

Provincial High School Diploma, average 60% across 6 subjects

ChileLicencia de Educacion Media or Tecnico MedioSuccessful completion of one year tertiary study at a recognised institution

China

Senior Secondary School Certificate

 

Successful completion of one year tertiary study

Colombia
Successful completion of Tecnólogo Especializado at a recognised tertiary institution

Denmark


Senior high school (Studentereksamen) with average grade of 8.0 on 11 point scale

Fiji

Fiji School Leaving Certificate

Fiji Form 7 with aggregate 320 in best four subjects

France


Baccalauréat

Germany

Mittlere reife/Realsculabschluss

Successful completion of senior high school (Abitur)

Hong Kong

HK Certificate of Education (HKCEE)

HKALEA Levels

India

Higher Secondary Certificate with passes of 60% in each subject

All India Senior School Certificate or equivalent, with passes of 75% in each subject

Indonesia

SMA 3

Successful completion of one year tertiary study

Iran/Iraq


Successful completion of one year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Italy


Successful completion of Diploma di Maturità

Japan

High School Leaving Certificate

Successful completion of
one year of tertiary study

Kenya


Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a B+ average

Korea

High School Diploma

Senior high school or upper secondary school with 80% (B) average

Malaysia

SPM or Chinese Unified Examination

STPM with two Es in relevant subjects; or MICSS. at least six subjects with a score of B5 or better in at least five of these subjects (cannot include more than one language).

Mexico

Successful completion of a qualification equivalent to New Zealand Year 12

Successful completion of one year tertiary study or a qualification equivalent to New Zealand Year 13

Nepal

Proficiency certificate with a grade average of 65%

Proficiency Certificate with a grade average of 80%

New Caledonia

Successful completion of Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate, minimum grade of 24

New Zealand

Successful completion of Year 12 NCEA Level 2 55 credits over 4 subjects

Successful completion of Year 13 NCEA Level 3 42 credits over 4 subjects

Nigeria

Senior School Certificate with aggregate 22 in best six subjects

Successful completion of one year tertiary study

Norway


Successful completion of Videregående Skole

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Successful completion of one year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Pacific Islands

Successful completion of Year 12 (6th Form)

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th Form)

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate with 60% average

Successful completion of a two year degree at a recognised institution

Papua New Guinea

High School Certificate

Successful completion of one year tertiary study

Philippines

Higher School Certificate

Successful completion of at least two years tertiary study

Russia

Certificate of Secondary Education; or Certificate of Maturity

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study

Samoa

Completion of high school

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a minimum overall mark of 60%

Successful completion of first year tertiary study at a recognised institution

Singapore

GCE O Level in four subjects

GCE A Levels with three passes

Sri Lanka

GCE O Levels

GCE A Levels with four passes in relevant subjects

Sweden

Slutbetyg

Student Examen/Avgångsbetyg Leaving Certificate

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Senior high school with B average (70%)

Thailand

Matayom 6 (with grade point average of 2.5)

Successful completion of one year tertiary study

Tonga

Successful completion of Year 12 (6th Form)

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th Form)

United Arab Emirates

70% or better in Tawajihyya (General and Religious)

Successful completion of one year tertiary study

United Kingdom

GCSE

GCE A Levels

USA

High School Graduation Diploma

High School Diploma - SATV and SATM (mini composite score 1250)

Vietnam

High School Diploma

Successful completion of one year tertiary study