Study at University - Akoranga I Te Whare Wānanga
Going to university can give you the skills and experience you need to take your future career in any direction you choose.
University is not for everyone, but if you choose to go, you'll be given the chance to study the subject you love and experience student life to the full.
You don’t have to go to university with a specific career path in mind but having a degree may enhance your employment prospects and increase your earning potential.
You will need University Entrance to study at a New Zealand university.
University Entrance, as awarded by NZQA, requires NCEA Level 3 including:
- 14 credits in each of three Approved Subjects – see the list of Approved Subjects.
- 10 Level 2 Literacy credits comprising five Reading and five Writing credits.
- Standards that contribute to UE Literacy are shown in the tables of senior course assessments.
- 10 Level 1 Numeracy credits
Note: This describes the general University Entrance awarded by NZQA. Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance it will appear on your Record of Achievement.
Some universities may have more stringent requirements and many university courses throughout NZ have specific subject-related requirements for entry. If you have a particular university qualification in mind, make sure you are aware of these requirements well ahead of your Year 13 year.
In general, you need to perform well above the requirements of University Entrance in Year 13 to be successful at university.
For further information about University entry requirements, visit the Careers and Transition Faculty. You can also visit this website.
Approved University Entrance Subjects
These are the approved University Entrance subjects taught at Marlborough Boys’ College.
|Agriculture & Horticulture AGH3|
|Mathematics for Calculus CAL3|
|Classical Studies CLS3|
|Design & Graphics DGR3|
|Digital Technology DTY3|
|Media Studies MED3|
|Mathematics for Statistics STA3|
|Te Reo Rangatira|
|Te Reo Māori MAO3|
|Materials Technology TEC3|
|Physical Education PED3|