Entry requirements

Depending on your country and what level you are looking to study, there are different entry requirements. We want you to succeed in your studies with us so it is important to meet the entry requirements.

The following table provides general academic entry information for students from different countries. Please note that the information provided is a guideline only and may be subject to change. Minimum grades apply. 

Applicants to NMIT’s graduate diploma or postgraduate diploma programmes must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. 

In addition, if you are a non-native speaker of English and have not studied at degree level in an English speaking country, you will be required to meet our English language requirements [PDF, 74 KB].

Equivalent qualifications for International students

If your qualifications are different to those we have in New Zealand the information below may help you understand the equivalent pass rates for your country. Some programmes may also have requirements in a particular subject area and English language ability so it is best to also check this in conjunction with the specific entry requirements on each programme page.

Country 

Certificate and Diploma Programmes (Equivalent entry to New Zealand NCEA Level 1 or 2) 

Degree Programmes  

(Equivalent entry to New Zealand NCEA Level 3

Brazil 

Certificado de Ensino Médio

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution. 

Canada 

Grade 11 Secondary School Diploma (general level).   

High School Graduation Diploma or Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma.  

China 

Senior High School Graduation Certificate. 

SeniorHigh School Graduation Certificate with B average.   

Fiji 

Fiji School Leaving Certificate.  

Form 7 Examination or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution. 

France 

Please contact international@nmit.ac.nz for more information. 

Baccalauréat or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution. 

Germany 

Realschulabschluss / MittlereReife.  

Zeugnis der AllgemeinenHochschulreife / Abitur or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.  

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong Certificate of Education or Diploma of Secondary Education. 

Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate / Diploma of Secondary Education or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution. 

India 

Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard 12. 

Higher Secondary Certificate / Standard 12.  

Indonesia 

Surat TandaTamatBelajar -SekolahMenengahUmum Tingkat Atas (STTB - SMA)   

Completion of SekolahMenengahAtas (SMA) with minimum score of 8   

Japan 

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (KotogakkoSotsugyoShomeisho).  

Completion of a High School Diploma with a B average.

Korea 

High School Diploma 

Junior College Diploma or completion of High School Leaving Certificate. 

Malaysia 

SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia - Malaysia Certificate  
of Education). 

 

Three passes in STPM exam at C or better; or
A maximum score of 18 points over 6 academic subjects in the UEC; 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 a Canadian Matriculation programme with an average of 65% across six subjects in Grade 12

Nepal 

Proficiency Certificate / Intermediate Examination/ 
Higher Secondary Certificate. 

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution

Oman 

Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama 
(General Secondary Education Certificate).  

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.  

Pacific Islands 

Successful completion of Year 12 (6th form). 

Successful completion of Year 13 (7th form) or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.   

Philippines 

High School Diploma (Grade 12) Arts and Design/Sports Track  

High School Diploma (Grade 12) Academic Track 

Russia 

Аттестат о среднем (полном) общемобразовании, Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education.  

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.  

Saudi Arabia 

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate). 

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.  

South Africa 

Senior Certificate.

Successful completion of one year's tertiary study at a recognised institution. 

Sri Lanka 

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (‘O’ Level or AS Level).  

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (A Level). 

Sweden 

Slutbetyg fran Grundskola. 

 

Avgångsbetyg / SlutbetygfrånGymnasieskola or successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised institution.  

Taiwan 

Senior High School Leaving Certificate. 

Junior College Diploma or successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution.  

Thailand 

Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6. 

Certificate of Secondary Education / Maw 6. 

United Kingdom 

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

Advanced Level (A Level). 

USA

High School Graduation Diploma

High School Graduation Diploma with SAT or successful
completion of one year of tertiary study at a recognised
institution

Vietnam 

Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma 

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a
recognised institution.

NOTE: If your country or qualification is not listed above, please contact international@nmit.ac.nz for assistance or check the full list on our website. 

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