If you're applying on the basis of overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications, contact the relevant institution/s to discuss your eligibility for admission before you apply through UAC. There are commonly accepted overseas secondary qualifications that institutions may take into consideration and some non-assessable overseas secondary qualifications.
If you have qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.
For some courses you may need to satisfy additional selection criteria – such as a portfolio, interview, audition, questionnaire, personal statement or test – in addition to submitting a UAC application. Read the relevant institution entries for their admission policy and selection criteria.
New Zealand NCEA Level 3 students
If you have completed the New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3, an Interstate Transfer Index (ITI) will be calculated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and provided to UAC; this will be used in the selection process, provided that you've fulfilled university entrance requirements as set by NZQA. This ITI is not reported by NZQA to applicants. Queries should be made to NZQA.
NCEA Level 3 students (including 2016 students) apply as non-Year 12 applicants through UAC.