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University of Edinburgh New Zealand

University of Edinburgh New Zealand

Undergraduate entry requirements for students from New Zealand.

We welcome applications from students with the National Certificate of Educational Attainment (NCEA) for most subjects. Please see specific requirements for entry from high school to medicine.

You should have achieved, or be predicted to achieve University Entrance (UE – see below). In addition, you should have NCEA Level 3 with 65 to 70 Level 3 credits with Excellence or Merit in specific subjects.

Once you have applied you should email a copy of your Record of Achievement to the relevant admissions office to assist in assessment of your application. The email should include your full name, the degree programme applied for and your UCAS Personal ID.

University Entrance (UE) requirements

  • NCEA Level 3
  • Three subjects – at Level 3 or above, made up of: 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above

Approved Subjects

Each programme may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements.


Entry from high school to Medicine (MBChB)

Minimum entrance requirements:

University Entrance (UE) certificate and NCEA Level 3 with 65 Level 3 credits with Excellence. Level 3 credits must include 20 credits in Chemistry, and 20 credits each in two of Biology, Maths or Physics. Students must have at least 20 credits in Biology at Level 2 or above with Merit.

Applicants must also take the UKCAT.