Undergraduate academic entry requirements

Find out the minimum entry requirements for undergraduate study by country or qualification.

These are the minimum academic requirements for undergraduate admission for international students. Your qualifications will still be assessed by our Admissions team when we receive your application.

If your country is not listed below, contact the International team.

You will also need to meet our English-language entry requirements.

Country Undergraduate academic requirements
Anywhere not listed below International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum of 24 points;
OR
General Certificate of Education (GCE) with three A-levels including at least one C grade or better
Australia Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma 
OR
Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 75 or higher
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Bahamas Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme        
Barbados Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Achievement of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme        
Brazil Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Canada Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
High School Diploma with an average of 65% or higher across five subjects in Grade 12. Requirements vary from province to province.
China Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of Senior High School Graduation with an average of 75% or higher overall, plus one year of Bachelor degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of Senior High School Graduation with an average of 75% or higher overall, plus a successful completion of a three-year Diploma from a recognised institution
OR
Achieved a Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognised institution.
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Denmark Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of Højere Handelseksamen or Højere Forberedelseseksamen
Fiji Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Fiji Year 13 Certificate with an aggregate score of 250 or higher across 4 subjects, and with a minimum score of 50 in English
OR
The University of the South Pacific Foundation Year with an average of ‘B’ or higher across all courses, including a minimum of 'C' in Communication
Finland Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen
France Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat
Germany Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)
Hong Kong Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with at least three subjects achieved at level 4 or higher, including English language and two elective subjects
OR
Three Hong Kong Advanced Level passes at grade C or higher
India Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) minimum 75% overall
OR
India School Certificate (ISC) minimum 75% overall
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Indonesia Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA) with a final grade of 86 or higher
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Iran Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
High School Diploma at Grade 15 or higher, plus one year of study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Italy Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
Jamaica Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Japan Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
High School Diploma with an average of 3.5 or higher
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Kenya Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Malaysia Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
STPM with three passes at C grade or higher; or a maximum of 20 points over the best five subjects (calculated on the basis that A1=1 point, A2=2 points, B3=3points etc).
OR
Three Advanced Level passes at grade C or better
OR
Successful completion of an Australian Matriculation programme with an ATAR of at least 75
OR
Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Canadian Pre—U) with an average of 65% across six subjects in Grade 12
Netherlands Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Netherlands
OR
Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Gymnasium A or B
New Zealand Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Attained NCEA Level 3; and Achieved 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects; and Achieved University Entrance Literacy requirements: 10 credits at Level 2 or higher, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing from specific standards; and achieved University Entrance Numeracy requirements: 10 credits at Level 1 or higher from specific achievement standards, or three specific numeracy unit standards.
OR
Successful completion of the NZ Diploma in Business; or Successful completion of one year of full-time study toward the NZ Diploma in Business with a B- average
OR
Successful completion of the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Programme; or Successful completion of a New Zealand university foundation programme – for grade requirements contact the International Admissions team.
OR
Successful completion of a one year qualification rated Level 4 or higher by NZQA and taught by a New Zealand polytechnic or university; or Successful completion of one year of full-time study towards such a diploma, with at least a B- average
Norway Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole
Oman Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
One year of Bachelor's degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of a two or three year Diploma from a recognised institution
Philippines Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor degree—level study at a recognised institution
Russian Federation Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor’s degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Samoa Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
South Pacific Form Seven Certificate with 3 or more grades of ‘B’ or higher,and a grade of 5 or better in PSSC English and a grade of 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics
OR
University Preparatory Year (UPY) with a ‘B’ average overall, and a grade of C1 or higher in Foundation English 2
OR
National University of Samoa Foundation programme and achieve an average grade of B3 or better
Saudi Arabia Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Saudi Arabia
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of a two or three year Diploma from a recognised institution
Singapore Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Three H2 Advanced Level passes at C grade or higher; or 18 points where A=10, B=8, C=6, etc.
South Africa Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Senior Matriculation Certificate (National Senior Certificate) with an aggregate score of C or 3
South Korea Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Achieved a mark of 80% or higher, or score of 250 or higher in the Korean University Entrance examination
OR
Successful completion of the High School Diploma plus one year of Bachelor degree—level study at a recognised institution
Sri Lanka Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Three GCE Advanced Level passes, one subject must be at grade C or higher
Sweden Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Avgångsbetyg, Slutbetyg Gymnasieskola or Högskoleförberedande examen
Taiwan Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Senior High School Diploma with an average of B+ or higher, plus one year of Bachelor's degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Tanzania Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Thailand Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Mayatom 6 with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor's degree—level study from a recognised institution with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Tonga Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
South Pacific Form Seven Certificate and achieve at least three or more 'B' grades plus a grade of 5 or better in PSSC English and a grade of 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics
OR
Tonga National Form Seven Certificate with 3 grades of 'B' or higher, with a grade of 5 or better in PSSC English and a grade of 6 or better in PSSC Mathematics
Trinidad and Tobago Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Achievement of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
United Arab Emirates Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor's degree—level study from a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of a two or three year Diploma from a recognised institution
United Kingdom Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Three GCE Advanced Level passes at grade C or higher
United States of America Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
High School Diploma, and a SAT score of 1200 or higher overall
OR
High School Diploma, and an ACT composite score of 24 or higher
Vietnam Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Grade 12 in the High School Graduation Certificate, with a GPA of 8.0 or higher
OR
Successful completion of one year of Bachelor's degree—level study at a recognised institution
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Zambia Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme
Zimbabwe Achievement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
OR
Successful completion of the VUW/ACG Foundation studies programme