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Admissions Requirements

To enter UCIC programmes, students must meet both the academic and English language requirements.
Below you will find the academic requirements for Foundations Studies Certificate (FS) a pre-university preparatory programme.
Scrolling further down you will find the University Transfer Programme (UTP) and Study Abroad academic requirements. UTP is the equivalent to year one of the undergraduate degree.
Admission requirements are subject to review on an on-going basis, if you cannot find your country on the list or have any questions please contact the team on info@ucic.ac.nz where we will be happy to help.

Foundation Studies Certificate Academic Requirements

Country / Region Minimum Academic Requirements

Afghanistan

Successful completion of Grade 12 Graduationa Certificate (also known as Baccalauria/Baccalaureate Certificate with a 50% average or better

Angola

Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações / Certificado de Habilitações with a grade of 12 or better in 4 relevant subjects

Australia

Successful completion of Year 11 with acceptable grades

Azerbaijan

Tam Orta Təhsil Haqqında Attestati (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education): with 3.0 average

Bahrain

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 60% average in academic subjects or US High School Diploma

Bangladesh

Higher School Certificate / Intermediate Certificate with a 50% GPA; or Year 11 (10+1) with a 70% GPA

Botswana

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with passing grades in 4 academic subjects or IGCSE with passing grades in 4 academic subjects

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with an average of 6.0 in 3 academic subjects

Brunei

Brunei / Cambridge GCE O level: passing grades in 4 academic subjects
IGCSE: passing grades in 4 academic subjects

Cambodia

Year 11 with a 65% average or completion of the Diploma in Upper Secondary Education with a C average in 4 academic subjects

Canada

Successful completion of Year 11 with passing grades in 4 academic subjects

Chile

Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media with a minimum average of 65%

China

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 70% in 4 academic subjects or award of High School Graduation Certificate

China

Studies towards either 专科毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate - Specialist / Sub-degree (Zhuanke) level) OR 中专 / 中职 / 职高 毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate from a Specialised College (Zhongzhuan) or a Vocational Secondary School (Zhongzhi / Zhigao)) will be considered on a case by case basis. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of study towards the qualification and content of the courses completed must be relevant to the student's intended programme of study at UCIC.

Colombia

Bachiller Académico with a minimum average of 65%. Successful completion of Bachillerato Technico considered on a case by case basis

Egypt

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 65% average in academic subjects or US High School Diploma

Fiji

Completion of Fiji School Leaving Certificate with a minimum aggregate of 200 in top 4 subjects

Ghana

WASSCE: grade D7 or better in 5 academic subjects
IGCSE: passing grades in 4 academic subjects

Hong Kong

Successful completion of Senior Secondary 2 with passing grades in 4 academic subjects.
Passing grades in 4 relevant IGCSE/O Level academic subjects.

India

Successful completion of Year 10 with 65% or better in 4 academic subject in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CISCE) or All India Secondary School Examination (CBSE); or successful completion of Year 10 with 70% or better in 4 academic subjects in a Secondary School Certificate awarded by a recognised Board of Secondary Education; or All India Senior Certificate or the Higher Secondary School Certificate 50% or better in 4 academic subjects.

Indonesia

SMU2 with average of 7.0 or completion of SMU III

International Baccalaureate

Completion of Year 1 of IB

Iran

High School Diploma with a grade average of 13/20 or higher  OR Pre-University Certificate with a grade average between 10 and 11 out of 20 OR Students who have no completed high school will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Iraq

Secondary School Certificate with 65% average in academic subjects or US High School Diploma

Japan

General Upper Secondary School: Year 2 with a Grade 3 average; or successful completion of Year 3

Jordon

Certificate of General Secondary Education with 50% average in 4 academic subjects

Kazakhstan

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with 3 average or higher

Kenya

Completion of KCSE with a D grade average; or GCE IGCSEs: passing grades in 4 relevant subjects

Kuwait

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 65% average in academic subjects or US High School Diploma

Macau

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 70% in 4 academic subjects

Malaysia

SPM (equivalent to IGCSE), Form 5 or UEC with minimum 4 passes in academic subjects

Mexico

 

Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller with a minimum average of 65%

Título de Bachiller Tecnológico considered on a case by case basis

Morocco

Diplôme du Baccalauréat (Attestation du Baccalauréat) with a grade of 10 in all subjects

Myanmar

Successful completion of year 11 equivalent (Matriculation Exam)

Nepal

Completion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 11) with a grade average of 50%

New Zealand - NCEA

NCEA: 12 credits in each of 3 university approved subjects at Level 2

Nigeria

SSCE (WAEC/NECO): grade D7 or better in 5 academic subjects

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (General Education Diploma/General Certificate in General Education/General Secondary School Certificate/Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 65% average

Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 11) with a grade average of 50% in academic subjects

Philippines (HS system until 2017)

Secondary School Year 4, grade C

Philippines
(current HS system)

Successful completion of Year 11 with an 80% average in relevant academic subjects

Russia

Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education with 3.0 average

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 60% average in academic subjects or US High School Diploma

Singapore

Singapore / Cambridge GCE N level (Academic Stream): With an aggregate of 8 points or better across three academic subjects
Singapore / Cambridge GCE O level: passing grades in 4 relevant subjects
IGCSE: passing grades in 4 relevant subjects

Singapore Completed one year of successful study towards a 3 year Diploma at a recognised polytechnic

Solomon Islands / Samoa / Vanuatu / Tonga / Kiribati / Tuvalu / Nauru

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate Grade 6 or better

South Africa

Year 11 with a minimum average of 60% or completion of National Senior Certificate

South Korea

Senior High School Year 2 with minimum Rank 6 average

Sri Lanka

GCE IGCSE with a minimum 4 passes

Taiwan

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 70% in 4 academic subjects

Tanzania

Year 11 with minimum average 60% or GCE O level with a minimum 4 passes

Thailand

Matayom 5 (Maw 5) with minimum average 60% (2.5) or Completion of Matayom 6

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) grade 2 or above

UAE

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 65% average in academic subjects or US High School Diploma

Ukraine

Diploma of Complete General Secondary Education with 6 average

United Kingdom/ Cambridge International Examinations

GCSE/IGCSE: passing grades in 4 relevant subjects

United States of America

Grade 12 or equivalent with minimum 60% in 4 academic subjects

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 11 with a 6.0 GPA

Yemen

Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate, also referred as Al-Thanawiya) with 65% average in academic subjects or US High School Diploma

Zambia

Year 11 with minimum average 60% or GCE O level with a minimum 4 passes

Zimbabwe

Year 11 with minimum average 60% or GCE O level with a minimum 4 passes

UTP and Study Abroad Academic Requirements

Entry into the UTP generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent (this is equivalent to Year 13 in the New Zealand education system).

Not all qualifications are listed, so if you have other qualifications, please send details to the UCIC Admissions Office info@ucic.ac.nz for assessment.

NOTE: UTP Science students who wish to study Maths, Physics or Chemistry will need to achieve higher grades in these subjects at high school level (as per UTP Engineering entrance requirements).

See United Kingdom/ Cambridge International Examinations requirements.
Country / Region UTP: Commerce, UTP: Science in Biology, Chemistry and Geology  UTP: Product Design
UTP: Science in Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
UTP: Engineering
   

Majors with specific maths requirements: UTP Science: Computer Science, Financial Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics.

 

Majors with specific maths and physics requirements - UTP: Product Design, UTP Science: Astronomy and Physics.

All students must have completed Maths with Calculus and Physics in their final year of high school and attained acceptable grades.
Students applying for Civil, Natural Resources, Chemical and Process, and Forest Engineering specialisations without an adequate background in chemistry will be offered an alterative study pathway.

Afghanistan

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Afghanistan.

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Afghanistan.

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Afghanistan.

Angola

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Angola

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Angola.

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Angola.

Australia

Successful completion of Year 12 with a 65% average in relevant subjects or ATAR = 60 or OP = 16

Successful completion of Year 12 with 70% or better in Math and/or Physics (depending on intended major) and 65% or better in two other subjects or ATAR = 60 or OP = 16

Successful completion of Year 12 with a 70% average in relevant subjects (including 70% minimum in Math and Physics) or ATAR = 65 or OP = 15

Azerbaijan

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Azerbaijan

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Azerbaijan

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 70% average in 4 academic subjects

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 80% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 80% average in 4 academic subjects

Bangladesh

Higher School Certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Higher School Certificate with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Must attain 3.5  in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major

Higher School Certificate with a GPA of 3.5 of higher

Botswana

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Botswana

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Botswana

One year of successful relevant study at a recognised tertiary provider in Botswana

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with an average of 7.0 in 3 academic subjects

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with an average of 7.0 in 3 academic subjects

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with an average of 7.0 in 3 academic subjects

Brunei

Brunei / Cambridge GCE A level: passes in 2 academic subjects (minimum of 3 points)

Brunei / Cambridge GCE A level: passes in 2 academic subjects (minimum of 3 points)

Brunei / Cambridge GCE A level: passes in 3 academic subjects (minimum of 3 points)

Cambodia

Diploma in Upper Secondary Education (Year 12) with a B average in four academic subjects

Diploma in Upper Secondary Education (Year 12)  with an A grade in Math and/or Physics (depending on intended major) and a B grade or better in two other subjects

Diploma in Upper Secondary Education (Year 12) with an A average in four academic subjects

Canada

Successful completion of Grade 12 with 55% average in a minimum of 4 academic subjects

Average of 55% across six  Year 12 subjects with a minimum grade requirement of 60% for Maths, Physics and Chemistry if required for intended major

Average of 55% across six  Year 12 subjects with a minimum grade requirement of 60% for Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Chile

Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media with a minimum average of 70%

Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media with a minimum average of 70%. Must attain 75% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media with a minimum average of 75%

China

 

Senior Middle 3 or Huikao - achieved 70% in 4 academic subjects.
Gaokao - attain an overall result exceeding the Tier Two cut off in either social sciences or natural sciences.

Senior Middle 3 or Huikao - 70% in 2 or 3 academic subjects AND 80% in Physics and/or Maths depending on intended major.
Gaokao - attain an overall result exceeding the Tier Two cut off in either social sciences or natural sciences.

Senior Middle 3 or Huikao - achieve 80% in 4 academic subjects.
Gaokao - attain an overall result exceeding the mid point between the Tier One and Two cut offs in natural sciences.

 

Grades in English Chinese and Politics will be excluded from admission assessment.

 

China Studies towards either 专科毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate - Specialist / Sub-degree (Zhuanke) level) OR 中专 / 中职 / 职高 毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate from a Specialised College (Zhongzhuan) or a Vocational Secondary School (Zhongzhi / Zhigao)) will be considered on a case by case basis. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of two year of study towards the qualification and content of the courses completed must be relevant to the student's intended programme of study at UCIC. Studies towards either 专科毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate - Specialist / Sub-degree (Zhuanke) level) OR 中专 / 中职 / 职高 毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate from a Specialised College (Zhongzhuan) or a Vocational Secondary School (Zhongzhi / Zhigao)) will be considered on a case by case basis. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of two year of study towards the qualification and content of the courses completed must be relevant to the student's intended programme of study at UCIC. Studies towards either 专科毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate - Specialist / Sub-degree (Zhuanke) level) OR 中专 / 中职 / 职高 毕业证书 (Graduation Certificate from a Specialised College (Zhongzhuan) or a Vocational Secondary School (Zhongzhi / Zhigao)) will be considered on a case by case basis. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of two year of study towards the qualification and content of the courses completed must be relevant to the student's intended programme of study at UCIC.
Colombia Bachiller Académico with a minimum average of 70% Bachiller Académico with a minimum average of 70%. Minimum of 75% in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major. Bachiller Académico with a minimum average of 75%
Egypt Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major. Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Fiji

Fiji Year 13 Certificate (known as Fiji Seventh Form Examination Certificate until 2012) with a minimum aggregate of 200 in top 4 subjects

Fiji Year 13 Certificate (known as Fiji Seventh Form Examination Certificate until 2012) with a minimum aggregate of 200 in top 4 subjects. Must score 60 or better in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major.

Fiji Year 13 Certificate (known as Fiji Seventh Form Examination Certificate until 2012) with a minimum aggregate of 240 in top 4 subjects

Ghana

WASSCE 5 passes with average grades of 5C and above

WASSCE 5 passes with average grades of 5C and above

WASSCE 5 passes with average grades of B3 and above

Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE) minimum 7 points from three subjects.

 

HKDSE: 4 points in Core Maths + passing grades in 1 or 2 elective subjects. Depending on intended major may also require 2 points in Physics and/ or Math 1/Math2.

HKDSE: Level 4 or better in Core Maths and level 2 or better in Math 1 and/or Math 2, Physics and one additional academic subject.

 

Students with Math grade lower than requirements may be considered for admission on a case by case basis.

India

All India Senior Certificate or the Higher Secondary School Certificate 60% or better in 4 subjects

All India Senior Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate 65% or better in Math and/or Physics (depending on intended major) and 60% or better in 2 other subjects

All India Senior Certificate or the Higher Secondary School Certificate 65% or better in 4 subjects

Indonesia

SMU3/National Examinations - Average of grade 6.5 or more in 4 academic subjects

SMU3/National Examinations - Average overall grade 6.5 in academic subjects and a minimum of 7.5 in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major

SMU3/National Examinations - Average of grade 7.5 or more in 4 academic subjects

International Baccalaureate

At least 20 points over 6 IB units. Successful completion of IB Certificate (or less than 6 subjects) may be considered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma score of at least 20 points over 6 IB units. Students expected to have completed some subjects relevant to their intended specialisation.
Successful completion of IB Certificate (or less than 6 subjects) may be considered.

At least 22 points over 6 IB units. Successful completion of IB Certificate (or less than 6 subjects) may be considered.

Iran

High School Diploma + Pre-University Certificate grade average of 12/20 or higher

High School Diploma + Pre-University Certificate grade average of 12/20 or higher. Must attain 14 in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

High School Diploma + Pre-University Certifcate grade average of 14/20 or higher

Iraq

Secondary School Certificate with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Secondary School Certificate with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major. Secondary School Certificate with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Japan

General Upper Secondary School (Kotogakko), Year 3 with 2.5 average

General Upper Secondary School (Kotogakko), Year 3 with 2.5 average and a grade of 3.0 or better in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major

General Upper Secondary School (Kotogakko), Year 3 with 3.0 average

Jordon

Certificate of General Secondary Education with 75% average in 4 academic subjects

Certificate of General Secondary Education with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

Certificate of General Secondary Education with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Kazakhstan

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with 3.5 average or higher

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with 3.5 average or higher in relevant subjects

Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with 4.0 average or higher

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with C grade average

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with C grade average

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with C grade average

Kuwait

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Macau

Senior High School, Year 3 with a 70% average in 4 academic subjects

Senior High School, Year 3 with 70% in 2 or 3 academic subjects AND 75% in Physics and/or Maths depending on intended major

Senior High School, Year 3 with a 75% average in 4 academic subjects

Malaysia

STPM with passes in 2 academic subjects; or
UEC with 2 B grades and 2 C grades

STPM with passes in 2 relevant academic subjects; or
UEC with 2 B grades and 2 C grades in relevant academic subjects

STPM with passes in 2 academic subjects; or
UEC with 3 B grades and 1 C grade

Mexico

Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller with a minimum average of 70%

Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller with a minimum average of 70%

Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller with a minimum average of 75%

Morocco

Diplôme du Baccalauréat (Attestation du Baccalauréat) with a grade of 12 in relevant subjects

Diplôme du Baccalauréat (Attestation du Baccalauréat) with a grade average of 12. Must attain 14 in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

Diplôme du Baccalauréat (Attestation du Baccalauréat) with a grade of 14 in relevant subjects

Myanmar

1 year of recognised Post-Secondary study at a recognised institution with an average grade of 60% 1 year of recognised Post-Secondary study at a recognised institution with an average grade of 60% 1 year of recognised Post-Secondary study at a recognised institution with an average grade of 70%

Nepal

Higher Secondary Education Certificate with 60% average second division/merit class is achieved

Higher Secondary Education Certificate with 60% average second division/merit class is achieved

Higher Secondary Education Certificate with 70% average second division/merit class is achieved

New Zealand - NCEA

NCEA Level 3: A minimum of 10 credits in each of 3 University Entrance approved subjects

NCEA Level 3: 12 credits in Mathematics (including both 91578 - differentiation and 91579 - integration), 12 credits in Physics (if required for intended major) and 10 credits in one or two other University Entrance approved subjects

NCEA Level 3: A minimum of 12 credits in each of Physics and Mathematics (including both 91578 - differentiation and 91579 - integration) and 12 credits in one other University Entrance approved subject

Nigeria

SSCE (WAEC/NECO) grade C5 and above in 5 academic subjects

SSCE (WAEC/NECO) 5 passes with average grades of 5C and above. Must attain 3B in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

SSCE (WAEC/NECO) 5 passes with average grades of 3B and above

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects

Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate with a grade average of 50% in 4 academic subjects

Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate with 65% or better in Math and/or Physics (depending on intended major) and 60% or better in two other subjects

Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate with a grade average of 65% in 4 academic subjects

Philippines
(HS system until 2017)

High School Diploma with an additional 1 year of successful study in a Certificate or Diploma course

High School Diploma with an additional 1 year of successful study in a Certificate or Diploma course

High School Diploma with an additional 1 year of successful study in a Certificate or Diploma course with a 70% average

Philippines
(current HS system)

High School Diploma with a 75% average in relevant Year 12 subjects

High School Diploma with a 75% average in relevant Year 12 subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

High School Diploma with a 85% average in relevant Year 12 subjects

Russia

Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education with 3.5 average four academic subjects

Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education with 3.5 average and a minimum grade of 4 in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major

Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education with 4.0 average or higher in 4 academic subjects

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Singapore

Minimum 2 points from 2 GCE A level with passes in 2 academic subjects (H2 level)

Minimum 2 points from 2 GCE A level with passes in 2 academic subjects (H2 level)

Minimum 4 points from 2 GCE A levels (H2 level)

Singapore

Completed two years of successful study towards a 3 year Diploma at a recognised polytechnic.   

Solomon Islands / Samoa / Vanuatu / Tonga / Kiribati / Tuvalu / Nauru

PSSC Grade 6 or better

PSSC Grade 6 or better

PSSC Grade 6 or better

South Africa

Successful completion of National Senior Certificate with a matriculation endorsement for further study at either Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree level

Successful completion of National Senior Certificate with a matriculation endorsement for further study at either Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree level

Successful completion of National Senior Certificate with a matriculation endorsement for further study at  Diploma or Degree level

South Korea

Senior High School Diploma with Rank 6 average in 4 academic subjects

Senior High School Diploma with Rank 6 average with Rank 4 or better in in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major

Senior High School Diploma with Rank 4 average in 4 academic subjects

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan A Levels with a minimum C grade

2 Sri Lankan A Levels with a minimum C grade. Must attain a B grade in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major

2 Sri Lankan A level s with minimum B grade

Taiwan

Senior High School (Year 3) - 70% average in 4 academic subjects

Senior High School (Year 3) - 70% in 2 or 3 academic subjects AND 80% in Physics and/or Maths depending on intended major

Senior High School (Year 3) - 75% average in 4 academic subjects

Tanzania

See United Kingdom/ Cambridge International Examinations requirements.

 

 

Thailand

Matayom 6 with an average grade of 2.5

Matayom 6 (Maw6) with an average grade of 2.5 and a minimum of 3.0 in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major

Matayom 6 (Maw6) with an average grade of 3.0

Turkey

Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) with a GPA of 3.0 with no Math subject below 2.5

Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) with a GPA of 4.0 with no Math subject below 2.5

Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) with a GPA of 4.0 with no Math subject below 2.5

UAE

Tawjihiya (General) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects

Tawjihiya (General) with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major.

Tawjihiya (General) with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Ukraine

Diploma of Complete General Secondary Education 8 average or higher in 4 academic subjects Diploma of Complete General Secondary Education with 10 or better in Math and/or Physics (depending on intended major) and 8 or better in 2 other academic subjects Diploma of Complete General Secondary Education with 10 average or higher in 4 academic subjects

United Kingdom /  Cambridge International Examinations

 

Passes in two A Level academic subjects (with a minimum of 3 points)

Passes in two A Level academic subjects (with a minimum of 3 points)

Passes in three A Level academic subjects (with a minimum of 3 points)

 

Student applying for admission on the basis of AS level results will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For A Level and Cambridge International Examinations points are attributed as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

 

Vietnam

Year 12 (Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) with a 6.0 average in 4 academic subjects

Year 12 (Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) with a 6.0 average and a minimum of 7.0 in Maths and/or Physics depending on intended major

Year 12 (Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học) with a 7.0 average in 4 relevant academic subjects including Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Yemen

Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 75% average in 4 academic subjects Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 80% average in 4 academic subjects. Must attain 85% in Maths and/or Physics were required for intended major. Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Certificate) with 85% average in 4 academic subjects

Zambia

See United Kingdom/ Cambridge International Examinations requirements

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with passes in two academic subjects (with a minimum of 3 points)

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with passes in two academic subjects (with a minimum of 3 points)

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with passes in two academic subjects (with a minimum of 4 points)

* A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1

English Language Requirements

  Test/Qualification All UCIC Programmes

English language proficiency tests recognised for admission to UCIC

 

Score must be achieved in a single test. Combining results from multiple tests is not acceptable

IELTS (Academic) Overall 5.5. All band scores minimum of 5.0
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) Score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 14
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools Score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET (Occupational English Test) Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - New Zealand Certificate in English Language

Foundation Studies - Level 3 with Academic endorsement

 

UTP programmes - Level 4 with Academic Endorsement

Pearson Test of English (Academic) Score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
LanguageCert

Foundation Studies - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill.


UTP programmes - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

Trinity ISE

Foundation Studies - ISE II with no less than pass in any band


UTP programmes - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance Qualification completed and awarded
Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) Qualification completed and awarded
International Baccalaureate Qualification completed and awarded. (Teaching and assessment must have been conducted in English).
Cambridge International A Level Qualification Passing grade in one A Level Examination. (Teaching and assessment of this subject must have been conducted in English).
Schooling completed in English language Student who have completed either (1) all years of primary education and three years of secondary education OR (2) completed five years of secondary education - in one of the following countries New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, Canada and South Africa may be exempted from the English language test requirements outlined above. To be granted the exemption, a student must provide a letter from their school confirming the dates of their enrolment and the language of instruction at the school.

Do not meet the English requirements?

If you do not meet the English language requirements then you may wish to enrol in an intensive English language course. The Christchurch College of English Language (CCEL) is based on campus at the University of Canterbury and offer a range of programmes that pathway students direct to UCIC and the University of Canterbury. For more information on English language programmes contact us at info@ucic.ac.nz 

English Language Programmes

Please contact UCIC Admissions for further details on available English language programmes.