Undergraduate Degrees in New Zealand

Undergraduate guide for international students

To study an undergraduate degree in New Zealand, you will typically need to have completed a secondary school education or an equivalent qualification. In New Zealand, this is usually NCEA Level 3 (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) or an international equivalent such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or Cambridge International Examinations.

How long do undergraduate degrees last in New Zealand?

Most undergraduate courses, such as Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), and Bachelor of Engineering (BE), have a standard duration of three years if studied full-time. These degrees usually consist of a specific number of courses or papers that need to be completed to fulfil the degree requirements.

Some undergraduate degrees with professional or specialised components may have a longer duration. For example, degrees in areas like Medicine (MBChB), Dentistry (BDS), Veterinary Science (BVSc), and Architecture (BArch) often have a duration of five to six years, including both academic study and practical training.

How much is an undergraduate degree in New Zealand?

International student fees can vary significantly between universities and courses, and they often range from approximately NZD 20,000 to NZD 40,000 per year. However, it's crucial to note that these figures are an estimate, and actual tuition fees can be higher or lower depending on the university, degree type, and other factors.

Where can I study for an undergraduate degree in New Zealand?

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