Undergraduate entry requirements by region

New Zealand

Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants 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.

For the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University Entrance and NCEA Level 3 with 65 Level 3 credits overall, with Merit endorsement in three subjects.

For the College of Science and Engineering, University Entrance and NCEA Level 3 with 65 Level 3 credits with merit in all required subjects, or Excellence where we require a grade A at SQA Higher.

For the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, for Biomedical sciences and Medical sciences, University Entrance (UE) certificate and NCEA Level 3 with 65 Level 3 credits overall, with Merit endorsement in three subjects which must include Biology and Chemistry.

Medicine

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 with Excellence in Chemistry, and 20 credits with Excellence 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 UCAT.

UCAT

For Graduate entry requirements to Medicine (MBChB), please see the Postgraduate entry requirements site.

Postgraduate entry requirements - Australasia

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.

English Language Requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

Contact us

Edinburgh Global's representative for New Zealand is Louise Zeelenberg.

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing: futurestudents@ed.ac.uk

Applicant support

Sign up for an online information session[GK1] 

Due to travel restrictions, we are running all our applicant information sessions online.

You can sign up to talk to a member of staff and view a presentation about study in Edinburgh.  We hope to resume in-country visits to meet applicants soon.

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Student numbers

There are around 64 students from Australasia currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.