New Zealand, bachelor's admission

Find out what you need to submit, what previous studies meet the general entry requirements, how to meet the English requirement and any special instructions for your country of study.

Meeting the general entry requirements

Previous studies that meet the requirement: The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Exam Level 2 or Level 3, with at least 42 credits in total at Level 3. At least 14 credits in two different subjects, with 14 credits in 1-2 additional subjects. And;

  • A minimum of 14 credits in mathematics on Level 1
  • A minimum of 8 credits on level 2 in English or Maori (4 in reading and 4 in writing)

Documents required: Officially issued National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Exam Level 2 or Level 3, including all subjects and grades.

English language requirement: Passing grade in English listed in Form VI or Form VIII, or a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 (4 in reading, 4 in writing).

Sixth Form Certificate or University Entrance Exam in 4-6 subjects

Documents required: Officially issued Sixth Form Certificate or University Entrance Exam, including all subjects and grades.

English language requirement: Passing grade in English listed in your final school grades.

Higher School Certificate or University Bursaries Exam in 4-5 subjects.

Documents required: Officially issued Higher School Certificate or University Bursaries Exam, including all subjects and grades.

English language requirement: Passing grade in English listed in your final school grades.

Other ways of meeting the English requirement

You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through your university studies. If the language of instruction for your bachelor's programme was English, you can document this with your degree certificate and transcript. Other documentation is not required.

You can also fulfill the requirement with an internationally approved English test

Find out more at English language requirements.

General document requirements

To complete your admissions application, you must provide the following documentation:

1. Record of completed upper secondary (high school) education

For your eligibility for courses and programmes at the bachelor's level to be determined - and for you to compete with other applicants for available places in courses and programmes - you must submit your upper secondary qualifications. 

This completed education must qualify you for higher education studies in the country you received it. 

2. Identification document

To speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or a similar identification document.

What about university records?

Your university qualifications cannot be considered instead of your upper secondary (high school) qualifications. However, the results from your previous university studies may help you meet the specific entry requirements for a course or programme. We therefore recommend that you submit documentation of your university studies. 

To find out how to submit them, see the information for your country of study for master's applications.

Translation of documents not required

As documents from this country are normally issued in English, you don't need to provide translations.

Your name and birthdate must match on all documents

For your documents to be accepted:

  • the name and birthdate provided must be the same on all your documents (ID, transcripts, degree certificate, etc.)
  • the name on your documents must match the name you reported in your account at

If the names are different, you must provide us with documentation (for example, a marriage certificate if you've been married) as to why they don't match.

If the birthdate on any of your documents is different from your passport, the difference must be explained with official documentation.

This documentation must be either issued in English or Swedish or, if issued in another language, officially translated to Swedish or English.

The easiest way to get your documentation to us is by uploading it here at 

Incomplete documentation

It's your responsibility to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements and have gathered and submitted all the necessary components of the admissions application by the deadline.


University Admissions in Sweden checks the authenticity of your documents with the issuing institution. University Admissions in Sweden reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent.

Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Last updated: 19 October 2022