New Zealand

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.

Entry requirements - New Zealand

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

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.

Entry onto foundation courses

If you do not meet the requirements for our Art and Design undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for a foundation degree. You can find more information on the creative industries foundation courses available.

If you do not meet the requirements for our other undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for a foundation or international year one course at our International College.

Upon successful completion, these courses offer guaranteed entry onto a UWE Bristol undergraduate degree course.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

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 courses and we would expect in the region of 65 to 70 Level 3 credits with E or M in specified subjects.

The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements for entrance to UWE Bristol; competitive courses may have higher requirements.

Entry onto postgraduate courses

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 dependent on scoring system used.

A master's 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.

English language requirements

To study at UWE Bristol you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. We accept a number of different Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for entry onto our degree courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject.

Please see a list of other acceptable English language qualifications.

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 pre-sessional English language course to get your English skills up to the standard required for entry to UWE Bristol.


For UWE Bristol enquiries, please contact our expert:

Country manager

Ray PriestRay Priest
International Director: Asia Pacific
Managing Director: UWE International Educational Services
Based in Thailand

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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.