FAQs.

  • Q1.How does the educations system in New Zealand work?

    Compulsory education is until you turned 16 years old, which we call Year 11. After year 11, students can choose what they want to study. NCEA is one of the ways to go to university in the future. Some try to find a job shortly after they turn 16 years old, and some choose to study NCEA Level 1 to 3 to study at universities.

  • Q2.What do Excellent (E), Merit (M) and Achieved (A) mean?

    When you pass a paper, you receive E, M or A. E is the highest in these three results and M is the next. In general, if you manage to score 30 to 40 marks out of 100 scores you may pass Achieved. However, the moderation can change depending on schools.

  • Q3.Is there any age restriction for NCEA studying?

    Generally speaking, if you are over 12 years old, you are eligible to study NCEA.

  • Q4.Is NECA flexible according to my level of knowledge?

    Yes, it is. Generally, Year 11 students study NCEA Level 1 papers, but you can take any levels of papers according to your knowledge. You can even complete NCEA Level 3 before you become Year 13.

  • Q5.What is the entry requirement for a university or polytechnic in New Zealand?

    At least you need to complete NCEA Level 3, and University Entrance. Plus, entry requirements may vary from faculties to faculties at universities. It is better to check the information from the university that you want to enrol.

  • Q6.I want to go back to my country after completion of NCEA Level 3 and go to a university there. Can I do that?

    Yes of course, but it depends on which universities you would like to go. Some universities accept your NCEA results and scores, but some do not.

  • Q7.What are the benefits of studying NCEA?

    ● If you know that you are interested in
    ● If you improve your English skills in academic field
    ● If you are keen to go to a university in New Zeeland
    I assure that NCEA is the best pathway to your future.

  • Q8.What is UE?

    It is short for University Entrance. In addition to completion of NCEA Level 3, you must have UE to go to university in New Zealand. UE consists of 3 elements below.
    ● Approved Level 3 subjects (14 credits each)
    ● Literacy: 10 credits from above Level 2 (Reading 5 credits / Writing 5 credits)
    ● Numeracy: 10 credits from Level 1

  • Q9.What is CREDIT? How does it work?

    It is like a point that each subject/paper has and you need to get – each subject has 14 credits at least. In order to acquire a level of NCEA, you need to meet the credit requirements. For example, you need 80 credits to get qualified at NCEA Level 2 and 60 credits out of it must be above Level 2. NCEA Level 3 requires you to have 60 credits with above Level 3 and 20 credits with above Level 2, which means 80 credits in total.

  • Q10.Why is New Zealand popular among international students to study?

    There are some reasons for this.
    ● For Asian students, they do not experience time-gap between NZ and their home countries, which mean it is easy for them to keep in touch with their families and friends.
    ● It is safer than any other English speaking countries.
    ● The weather cannot be extreme or harsh.
    ● Stunning nature and wide range of activities attract people to NZ
    ● People are friendly and courteous.

  • Q11.How do I apply for a course?

    You can apply using our online application forms, through your agent or come to our international office. We have many years’ experience supporting international students just like you, and we want to help make this process as simple as possible. We recommend that you apply early in case courses fill up quickly, but in most cases we can accept students right up to when our courses begin. Ask us about current program availability for personalised guidance on the best choices for you!

  • Q12.How do I arrange an airport pick-up?

    We can arrange our staff to meet you upon arrival at the airport. To book a pick-up, please tick the service of requiring airport pick-up service when you fill out the application form. Flight details including date, time and flight number should be sent to the International office of school to arrange airport collection at least 10 working days in advance. If the student is not at the airport as advised to school, the student will be required to pay for any further pick-ups.

  • Q13.Do I need medical insurance?

    You’ll need to have full travle, medical and health insurance. Unless you provide proof of suitable insurance during the application process, we will register you for appropriate medical insurance for your study plan.

  • Q14.What should I pack?

    Only pack as much as you can physically carry! Most airlines allow 20-23kg of checked luggage and there are strict size and weight restrictions on all hand luggages. Make sure that you keep documents, essential medication (and related prescription), your phone and a change of clothes in your hand luggage. Check the Pre-Departure guide for your course or university for a more detailed packing list.

  • Q15.How do I apply for accomodation?

    You’ll apply for accomodation in your course or programme application. If you do not apply for accommodation when you apply for your course, you can contact our admissions team to add accommodation later. We do recommend that you apply for accommodation as early as possible.

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