Equivalent Qualifications.

Equivalent Overseas Qualifications

COUNTRY
Entry to Foundation-Level Studies
Entry to Diploma- and Bachelor Degree-Level Studies
Entry to Graduate Diploma- and Postgraduate-Level Studies - Bachelor degree at least equivalent to New Zealand pass standard

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or Higher Secondary School Certificate with a first division pass or GPA of 4 or above

Bachelor degree (1st, 2nd class or at least 50%)

Cambodia

Completion of High School

Year 12 HSC (good results)

Bachelor degree (Licence)

China

Successful completion of three years study resulting in Chinese High School Graduation Vocational schooling is assessed on a case-by-case basis
Completion of Year 11 with superior grades

Successful completion of three years study resulting in Chinese High School Graduation achieving an average of 75% in academic subjects
Vocational schooling is assessed on a case-by-case basis

Bachelor degree (four years) from China MOErecognised institute Bachelor degree (four years) from non-MOErecognised institute - Graduate Diplomas only Three-year Diploma from China MOE-recognised institute - Graduate Diplomas only

Fiji

School Leaving Certificate

Seventh Form Examination

Bachelor degree

Germany

Mittlere Reife/Realschulabschluss

Abitur / Fachhachschulreife

Bachelor degree (Bakkalaureus / Diplom eines Wissenschaftszweiges / Diplomen eines Wissenschaftszweiges)

Hong Kong

HK CEE

Three advanced level passes (HKAL)

Bachelor degree

India

Completion of Year 11 with satisfactory results

Higher Secondary Certificate (higher second division pass)

Bachelor degree (1st, 2nd class or at least 50%)

Indonesia

SMU 2 (GPA of 7 or better in 11 subjects)

SMU 3 (GPA of 7 or above in 10 subjects)
Vocational schooling is assessed on a case-by-case basis

Bachelor degree (Sarjana Strata I)

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Kotogakko or High School Diploma

Bachelor degree (Gakushigo)

Korea

Successful completion of three years study resulting in Korean High School graduation or Senior High School Year 2 with superior results

High School graduation (GPA B in academic subjects)
or National Scholastic aptitude test 50% or above

Bachelor degree (Haksa)

Malaysia

Completion of SPM (or forecast)
Completion of UEC

SPM (or forecast) Grade 4 over five subjects
UEC Grade 6 over five subjects

Bachelor degree (Sarjana Muda / Bacelor)

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or Higher Secondary Certificate with a first division pass

Bachelor degree (1st, 2nd class or at least 50%)

Oman

Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study

Bachelor degree

Pacific Islands

PSSC Senior Secondary Certificate

PSSC Senior Secondary Certificate (good results)

Bachelor degree

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study

Bachelor degree (1st, 2nd class or at least 50%)

Philippines

National College Entrance

National College Entrance Exam (superior grades)

Bachelor degree

Russia

Completion of Secondary Education

Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 4 average)

Bachelor degree (Diplom Bakalavra)

Samoa

Completion of High School

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study

Bachelor degree

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate)

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study

Bachelor degree

Singapore

GCE O Level in four subjects
Secondary Four (Express) (Grade 4 average in five subjects)

Three GCE A Level passes

Bachelor degree

Sri Lanka

GCE O Level in four subjects

Three GCE A level passes

Bachelor degree (1st, 2nd class or at least 50%)

Taiwan

Completion of Senior High School Graduation Certificate

Senior High School Graduation Certificate (average of 75% or above in five academic subjects)

Bachelor degree

Thailand

Completion of Matayom 6 (GPA 2.5)

Matayom 6 (GPA of 2.75 or above)

Bachelor degree

Tonga

Completion of 6th Form Certificate

6th Form Certificate with 16 or less in four subjects

Bachelor degree

United Arab Emirates

Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)

Successful completion of one year of tertiary study

Bachelor degree (Licentiate)

Vietnam

Completion of Bang Tot Ngiep Lop 12

Bang Tot Ngiep Lop 12 (GPA of 7 or above)

Bachelor degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc)

Applicants from other countries should provide their academic records, including results in national or regional examinations.

The above requirements are a guide only. Outside of the above criteria, students are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Equivalent English Level

AIS English Level
IELTS (Academic)
TOEFL
Cambridge CAE
Pearson (Academic)
TEP*

Successful completion of:

 

PBT

iBT

 

 

 

Pre-intermediate

4.5

475

32 

147

30

40

Intermediate

5.0

500

35 (with a writing score of 14)

154

36

44

Upper Intermediate

5.5 (with no band less than 5.0)

530

46 (with a writing score of 14)

162 (no less than 154 in each skill)

42 (with no band less than 36)

48  (with no band less than 11)

Advanced

6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)

550

60 (with a writing score of 18)

169 (no less than 162 in each skill)

50 (with no band less than 42)

52 (with no band less than 12)

N/A 

6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)

590

79 (with a writing score of 21)

176 (no less than 169 in each skill)

58 (with no band less than 50)

56 (with no band less than 13)