New Zealand

The University of Liverpool welcomes applications from New Zealand at all study levels. See requirements below for further information.

Please note that admissions criteria will vary depending on the course you have applied for and that the grades published on this website provide general guidance only.

Entry requirements



The University of Liverpool recognises and accepts the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3. 

Applicants who have achieved/are achieving 50 or more credits ranging from Merit to Excellent including three subjects at Level 3 or above, made up of 14 credits each at Excellent, in three appropriate subjects (in line with acceptable A level subjects) would be classed as equivalent to grades AAB A-level applicants. 

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 applicants must also achieve: 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. 

When applying from New Zealand applicants should provide as much detail as possible about their academic qualifications.

Postgraduate Taught


Students from New Zealand with a Bachelor (Honours) degree with a grade of B+ or 75% can apply for Taught Masters programmes.