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UWE Bristol - New Zealand

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At UWE Bristol we are proud of our international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, we are the perfect UK university to study at.

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Entry requirements - New Zealand

The experienced UWE Bristol International team will be happy to give you advice on the suitability of your qualifications for your chosen programme of study.

Qualifications listed under each heading may satisfy UWE Bristol entry requirements to that level of study. This is not a guarantee of an offer of a place, which is at the University’s discretion.

All students must also have a recognised English language qualification.

Entry onto foundation programmes

Students who have only completed the sixth form certificate may be accepted for entry onto a foundation degree or an undergraduate degree with foundation year entry.

Entry onto undergraduate programmes

Students who finished school before 2004 should have a grade B bursary in the University Entrance Bursaries and Scholarships Exam.

Students would also be expected to have a Higher School Certificate (after year 13) or completed one year of university if they have only got a Sixth Form Certificate (after year 12).

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 is accepted for direct entry onto undergraduate programmes and we would expect in the region of 65 to 70 Level 3 credits with E or M in specified subjects.

Entry onto postgraduate programmes

A score of B+/B or 6.0 GPA from a well-ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2:1, while a score of B-/C+ or 5.0 GPA is considered comparable to a UK 2:2. Requirements may vary dependant on scoring system used.

A Masters degree is generally acceptable for PhD study.

Please note: Where UWE Bristol has an academic agreement in place with an institution, greater flexibility in entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate courses may apply as outlined in those agreements.

What to do if you don't meet our entry requirements

If you do not quite meet our entry requirements, our International College offers a range of university preparation courses to teach you all you need to progress to UWE Bristol. We also have a range of Pre-sessional English language courses to get your English skills up to the standard required for entry to UWE Bristol.

Representatives in your country

Our extensive overseas representative network offers enquirers and applicants a variety of services.

Global visits and events

If you are interested in studying at UWE Bristol you may be able to come and meet us through one of our global visits. View all upcoming events.

International scholarships

Every year we offer a large number of scholarships to international students. Take a look at the full list of UWE Bristol International scholarships to find out more.

You may also want to consider other scholarships available from organisations independent of UWE Bristol.

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