The application process to New Zealand undergraduate degree courses is a fairly simple process. It is easier to get into diploma courses than degree courses in New Zealand, as the level of competitiveness is different for both these programs. The admission process may differ between degree and diploma courses, as they both fall under different levels of study. Higher education in New Zealand has 10 levels of study. Level 1 is for a certificate and level 10 is for a doctoral degree. Here are the levels and their corresponding qualifications –
- Certificates – levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
- Diplomas – level 5 and 6
- Bachelors degrees/graduate diplomas – level 7
- Honours degree (bachelors) – level 8
- Masters degree – level 9
- Doctoral degree – level 10
The following documents need to be submitted at the time of the admission which are as follows;
- Attested copies of mark sheets of class x, xii – usually, universities in New Zealand ask for the transcripts to be sealed in an envelope and signed-attested by the registrar. You need to repeat this same procedure for each and every school that you have attended.
- Two academic reference letters from professors who have taught you during school.
- Statement of purpose
- Score reports of IELTS/TOEFL
- Portfolio (in case of students applying for art and design courses and architecture programs)
- Proof of funds