Universities and Institutions that recognize the IB diploma

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Auckland University of Technology

Private Bag 92006
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 9 9219999
Fax 64 9 9219812
Email course.information@aut.ac.nz
Web http://www.aut.ac.nz/


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Paul Hucker
Senior Registry Services Officer
Admissions

Private Bag 92006
Victoria Street West
Auckland

Phone 64 9 9219999
Fax 64 9 9219812
Email paul.hucker@aut.ac.nz
Does the institute recognize the IB Diploma as a senior secondary matriculation award?
Yes,
 Auckland University of Technology recognises the IB Diploma as an entrance qualification.

Is there a minimum score and/or pre-requisites/assumed knowledge for entry into courses?
Yes,
 both local and international students will be admitted at Entrance Level provided they have achieved the following;
Numeracy: Group 5 any option
Literacy: English as Group 1 option
General Subjects: The Diploma must have been completed (24 points minimum) before admission at entrance level may be granted.

Is there an entry pathway for candidates who have attempted the IB Diploma and not been successful?
New Zealand students who have not been awarded the IB Diploma should contact AUT's Student Information Centre to enquire about Discretionary Entrance. All applicants for discretionary entrance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Discretionary entrance is not available to international students.

Are there scholarship opportunities that IB Diploma Programme graduates are eligible to apply for?
Yes,
 AUT offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to encourage and support you through your study. Please visit the scholarships page of the AUT website: www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/fees,-scholarships-and-finance/scholarships

Does the institute offer credit, advanced placement or other incentive schemes for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
No.


Is there a language proficiency requirement for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
Yes,
 applicants for whom English or Māori is not their first language are required to provide proof of an acceptable pass/grade gained in an accepted English language test. English as Group 1 option

Does the institute have multiple intakes during the academic year? 
Yes,
 students can enrol in either the first (beginning in February) or the second semester (beginning July). Please check the study areas section of the Auckland University of Technology website for course availability:www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas

Application and admissions information for DOMESTIC IB Diploma candidates: 
Domestic applicants can either apply online through the AUT website, or by post. Please see the Apply to AUT section of the university’s website for more information: www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/apply-to-aut

Application and admissions information for INTERNATIONAL IB Diploma candidates: 
International students should download the application form from the AUT website and send it by post along with all the requested certified documentation requested to AUT. More information about this process is available at:www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/international-students/applying-to-aut

Are there any particular ways your institute’s philosophy and/or programmes align with the IB and would be attractive to IB Diploma Programme graduates? 
If you want an education that is active, stimulating and transforming - one that will prepare you for an exciting future - then welcome to AUT University, the University for the changing world. AUT is a contemporary university, with a distinctive approach to teaching and learning, focused on providing student-centred, innovative and responsive learning experiences.
Lincoln University

PO Box 84
Lincoln University
Lincoln
Christchurch 7647
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 3 3252811
Fax 64 3 325 3850
Email apply@lincoln.ac.nz
Web http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/
Does the institute recognize the IB Diploma as a senior secondary matriculation award?
Yes,
 Lincoln University welcomes students holding the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma to all of our undergraduate degree programmes. Applicants (both domestic and international) will be granted admission ad eundem statum at entrance level.

Is there a minimum score and/or pre-requisites/assumed knowledge for entry into courses?
Yes,
 students must score a minimum of 24 points for entry into Lincoln University undergraduate programmes, please note that some courses have higher minimum entry requirements.

Is there an entry pathway for candidates who have attempted the IB Diploma and not been successful?
Yes,
 applicants not awarded the Diploma will be offered a place in a suitable bridging or pre-university programme. More information is available at this link: www.lincoln.ac.nz/Degrees-Diplomas-and-Certificates/Pre-University-programmes/

Are there scholarship opportunities that IB Diploma Programme graduates are eligible to apply for?
Yes,
 Lincoln University offers a range of scholarships. Please visit the scholarships page of the Lincoln University website for more information: www.lincoln.ac.nz/Studying-at-Lincoln/Scholarships-and-prizes/

Does the institute offer credit, advanced placement or other incentive schemes for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
No.


Is there a language proficiency requirement for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
If English is your first language you meet our English Language requirement. If English is not your first language you will need to establish that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Please contact our international student services department for more information: international@lincoln.ac.nz

Does the institute have multiple intakes during the academic year? 
Yes,
 students can enrol in either the 1st Semester (beginning February) or 2nd Semester (beginning July). Please check the study options section of the Lincoln University website for course availability:www.lincoln.ac.nz/Studying-at-Lincoln/Study-options/

Application and admissions information for DOMESTIC IB Diploma candidates: 
Students can apply online through the Lincoln University website. Please see the Entrance and Enrolment section at this link for more information: www.lincoln.ac.nz/Studying-at-Lincoln/Entrance-and-enrolment/ Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to Lincoln University through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Application and admissions information for INTERNATIONAL IB Diploma candidates: 
Students can apply online through the Lincoln University website. Please see the Entrance and Enrolment section at this link for more information: www.lincoln.ac.nz/Studying-at-Lincoln/Entrance-and-enrolment/ 
 
Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to Lincoln University through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Are there any particular ways your institute’s philosophy and/or programmes align with the IB and would be attractive to IB Diploma Programme graduates?
Lincoln is at the forefront of developing programmes that meet the needs of industry and offer clear career pathways. Many of our programmes involve real industry experience, putting students one step ahead for life outside university. This approach has earnt Lincoln a reputation amongst employers for producing top class graduates who are adaptable, creative, resourceful and knowledgeable. Our campus is set in the heart of the country, is the perfect environment for undisturbed study and getting here is simple with Christchurch city just 20 minutes by car from the campus.
Massey University

Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 6 3505701
Fax 64 6 3505618
Email contact@massey.ac.nz
Web http://www.massey.ac.nz/  



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Anne Chant
Admissions Officer

Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 6 3505499
Fax 64 6 3505619
Email A.L.Chant@massey.ac.nz
Does the institute recognize the IB Diploma as a senior secondary matriculation award?
Yes,
 Massey University recognises the IB Diploma as an entrance qualification and students may be admitted under the Admission with Equivalent Status (AES) regulations.

Is there a minimum score and/or pre-requisites/assumed knowledge for entry into courses?
Yes,
 students must have completed the full Diploma, and have gained at least 24 points.

Is there an entry pathway for candidates who have attempted the IB Diploma and not been successful?
No,
 however students should contact their nearest Massey Student Liaison Adviser regarding discretionary entrance which will be assessed on the basis of your academic background and an adviser’s recommendation.

Are there scholarship opportunities that IB Diploma Programme graduates are eligible to apply for?
Yes,
 please see the scholarships and awards section of the Massey University website for details:http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ • Does the institute offer credit, advanced placement or other incentive schemes for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
No.


Is there a language proficiency requirement for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
Yes, all students studying at Massey University are expected to be able to write grammatically correct English, read English actively and with understanding, listen to and discern key points in spoken English and speak English freely and clearly. All international students whose first language is not English will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of their English language proficiency in the form of an academic IELTS or TOEFL score. More information is available on the International student web pages.

Does the institute have multiple intakes during the academic year? 
Yes,
 students can enrol in either the first (beginning in February) or the second semester (beginning July). Please check the course search function from the Massey University homepage for course availability:www.massey.ac.nz/massey/home.cfm

Application and admissions information for DOMESTIC IB Diploma candidates: 
Once you know you are eligible, you can enrol. In the enrolment section of our website, find out more about what you need to do before enrolling, how to enrol, and what happens after you enrol. If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you can enrol online. Visit this link to the Massey University website for more information:www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/ Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to Massey University through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Application and admissions information for INTERNATIONAL IB Diploma candidates: 
New international students cannot use Online Enrolment to apply for admission to the university. Instead please download and complete the enrolment forms on the Enrolment forms for new international student’s page. Please visit this link to the Massey University websitewww.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/enrolment/international_students.cfm and e-mailinternational@massey.ac.nz if you require any further assistance. Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to Massey University through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Are there any particular ways your institute’s philosophy and/or programmes align with the IB and would be attractive to IB Diploma Programme graduates? 
The University is committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment and an intellectual climate in which students are encouraged to excel. Programmes are designed to be relevant, reflect current research and meet the needs of the International Student community. Massey University is internationally recognised for its excellence in teaching and research and regarded as an innovative and progressive institution.
University of Canterbury

Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 3 3667001
Fax 64 3 6342171
Email enrol@canterbury.ac.nz
Web http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/  



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Student Liaison Officer

Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 3 3642993
Fax 64 3 6342171
Email liaison@canterbury.ac.nz
Does the University recognize the IB Diploma as equivalent to the New Zealand University Entrance qualification?
Yes,
 the University of Canterbury regards the IB Diploma as an excellent preparation for the programmes that it offers and welcomes applications for admission from students with the IB Diploma.

Is there a minimum score for entry?
There is no minimum score for entry although applicants must have been awarded the IB Diploma.
 
Are there entry pathways for candidates who have not been awarded the IB Diploma?
Yes,
 New Zealand students who have achieved 24 IB points but who have not been awarded the IB Diploma may apply for Discretionary Entrance www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/university_entrance.shtml (this is not currently available to Australian students). Domestic Students (this includes Australian students) who have less than 24 points may apply for admission to the Certificate of University Preparation www.uco.canterbury.ac.nz/bridging/cup/ International students who have not been awarded the IB Diploma may apply for admission to the University of Canterbury Certificate of Foundation Studies www.uco.canterbury.ac.nz/bridging/foundation/.

Is there an English proficiency requirement for IB Diploma Candidates?
Yes;
- Completion of English A1 at Higher or Standard Level; 
- Applicants with English A2 or English B are required to submit alternative evidence of their English language competence Please visit this link to the University of Canterbury website for more information:www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/admiss/english.shtml

Does the university offer scholarship opportunities for IB Diploma students?
Yes, 
while there are no scholarships specifically directed at IB Diploma students, there may be categories of scholarship open to all first year students that IB Diploma students can apply for. See:www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships/lists/ugprizealpha.shtml

Does the university offer incentive schemes (such as bonus points, credit or advanced placement) that are available to IB Diploma Candidates?
Yes,
 advanced placement in a variety of subjects is available to IB Diploma students with grade 7 at higher level in subjects. Enquiries should be directed to the College Offices www.canterbury.ac.nz/deptcentres.shtml.

Are there prerequisites for IB Diploma candidates into some courses?
No, 
in principle the IB Diploma will admit you at entrance level to most programmes offered by the University of Canterbury apart from a few programmes such as Fine Arts, Performance Music and Teacher Education which have additional requirements. However you will be expected to have an appropriate academic background for your programme. Engineering students ought to have a strong background in Mathematics and Physics and for some Engineering disciplines, Chemistry. Science students should be prepared for studies in their major subject. If your background in necessary subjects is lacking, you might have to take longer to complete your degree while you gain the required academic background.

Does the university accept enrolments for midyear entry?
Yes, 
most programmes at the University of Canterbury have the possibility of enrolment at entrance level for the second semester in July. A few programmes such as Engineering, Law and Fine Arts require enrolment for the first semester.

Application and admissions information for DOMESTIC IB Diploma Candidates:
New Zealand and Australian applicants should make sure that the IB Organisation will make their IB Diploma results available to the University of Canterbury online. The application form for admission to the University of Canterbury is at: www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/docs/forms/INT_IB_CIE_Admission_FRM.pdf

Application and admissions information for INTERNATIONAL IB Diploma Candidates:
International applicants should make sure that the IB Organisation will make their IB Diploma results available to the University of Canterbury online. The application form to be completed is at:www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/admiss/entry.shtml However, International applicants who are studying at a High School in New Zealand may use the form above designed for domestic students.
University of Otago

PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 3 4797000
Email university@otago.ac.nz
Web www.otago.ac.nz  
Does the institute recognize the IB Diploma as a senior secondary matriculation award?
Yes,
 students would apply for admission at ad eundem statum at entrance level.

Is there a minimum score and/or pre-requisites/assumed knowledge for entry into courses? 
Yes,
 to be eligible for admission domestic students will need to gain the IB Diploma (24 points minimum). The entry score requirement for Preferential Entry for the applicable undergraduate programmes from IB is 26 points. Scores which do not meet this requirement will be considered for Competitive Entry. International students are required to have completed the Diploma with a minimum of 26 points before being eligible to apply for admission to the University of Otago.

Is there an entry pathway for candidates who have attempted the IB Diploma and not been successful?
Yes,
 students who have achieved a lower score than expected may like to consider the University of Otago Foundation Year or Bridging Courses: www.otago.ac.nz/uolcfy/index.html Successful completion of Foundation Year to the required standards provides you with opportunities to study at all universities in New Zealand.

Are there scholarship opportunities that IB Diploma Programme graduates are eligible to apply for?
Yes,
 there are many scholarships and awards for study across all disciplines as well as a number of scholarships and awards for study within a specific discipline. Please visit this link to the University of Otago website for more information: www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/index.html

Does the institute offer credit, advanced placement or other incentive schemes for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
No.


Is there a language proficiency requirement for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
Yes,
 you must satisfy literacy and numeracy requirements by completing English as language A1 at either Higher or Standard Level and any mathematics subject.

Does the institute have multiple intakes during the academic year? 
Yes,
 students can enrol in either the first (beginning in February) or the second semester (beginning July). Please check the qualifications section of the University of Otago website for course availability:www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/

Application and admissions information for DOMESTIC IB Diploma candidates: 
The Guide to Enrolment helps you through the Enrolment process and provides valuable information for planning your course. It also lists degree structures and papers available: www.otago.ac.nz/study/guidetoenrolment.html Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to the University of Otago through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Application and admissions information for INTERNATIONAL IB Diploma candidates: 
International students should consult the International section of the University of Otago for all application and admissions information: www.otago.ac.nz/international/ Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to the University of Otago through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Are there any particular ways your institute’s philosophy and/or programmes align with the IB and would be attractive to IB Diploma Programme graduates? 
The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university and a vibrant international centre of learning. It was established in 1869 by Scottish settlers with a strong conviction in the transforming power of education. Today the University has about 20,000 students, from all over New Zealand and from nearly 100 countries around the world.
University of Waikato

Private Bag 3105
Hamilton 3240
NEW ZEALAND
Phone 64 7 856 2889
Fax 64 7 8384300
Email info@waikato.ac.nz
Web http://www.waikato.ac.nz/
Does the institute recognize the IB Diploma as a senior secondary matriculation award?
Yes,
 The University of Waikato recognises the IB Diploma as an entrance qualification.

Is there a minimum score and/or pre-requisites/assumed knowledge for entry into courses?
Yes,
 students are required to have completed the IB Diploma with a minimum overall score of 24 points before being eligible to apply for admission. Please note that some programmes of study may require a higher overall score to be achieved.

Is there an entry pathway for candidates who have attempted the IB Diploma and not been successful?
Yes,
 Waikato pathways programmes put tertiary study within your reach. If you didn’t get the marks needed for direct entry into university, then Waikato has a pathway to help you achieve your goals.Please visit this link for more information: www.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications/pathways.shtml

Are there scholarship opportunities that IB Diploma Programme graduates are eligible to apply for?
Yes,
 The University of Waikato offers a range of scholarships that IB Diploma graduate may apply for including the School Leaver Scholarship. Please visit the scholarships page at this link for more information:www.waikato.ac.nz/study/money/scholarships.shtml

Does the institute offer credit, advanced placement or other incentive schemes for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
No.


Is there a language proficiency requirement for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
Yes,
 The University of Waikato teaches in the medium of English and students require competence in this language to be admitted to this University and to be successful in their studies. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score. In some cases IELTS or TOEFL requirements may be waived. Consideration for a waiver will be given where English was the language of instruction in the last two years of secondary / tertiary studies. Students need to provide evidence of this at the time of application.

Does the institute have multiple intakes during the academic year? 
Yes,
 students can enrol in either the A Semester (beginning in February) or B Semester (beginning July). Please check the qualifications section of the University of Waikato website for course availability:www.waikato.ac.nz/study/qualifications/

Application and admissions information for DOMESTIC IB Diploma candidates: 
Domestic students can either apply to enrol by mail or on the web, or you can call into the Student Information Centre to enrol in person. Details about the enrolment and admissions www.waikato.ac.nz/study/enrol/howto-ate.shtml Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to the University of Waikato through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Application and admissions information for INTERNATIONAL IB Diploma candidates: 
The application and admissions process is outlined at this link to the University of Waikato website:www.waikato.ac.nz/international/students/prospective/applicationProcess.shtml Please ensure that you have requested that your results be issued to the University of Waikato through your IB Diploma Coordinator via the request for results service.

Are there any particular ways your institute’s philosophy and/or programmes align with the IB and would be attractive to IB Diploma Programme graduates? 
The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand's most modern and innovative universities, based in the beautiful river city of Hamilton, with a satellite campus in Tauranga. We are home to more than 13,000 students including close to 2,200 international students from over 70 countries. All our degree programmes are internationally recognised, our global connections are wide and strong, and we support students so that they are able to succeed.
Victoria University of Wellington

PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 4 4635250
Fax 64 4 4635193
Email course-advice@vuw.ac.nz
Web www.vuw.ac.nz  



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Rachel Manirakiza
Liaison Officer

PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
NEW ZEALAND

Phone 64 4 4635250
Fax 64 4 4635193
Email course-advice@vuw.ac.nz
Does the university recognize the IB Diploma as a senior secondary matriculation award?
Yes, Victoria University of Wellington welcomes IB Diploma candidates to apply.

Is there a minimum score and/or pre-requisites/assumed knowledge for entry into courses?
Yes, University Entrance through IB consists of the full IB diploma (24 points minimum). The Guaranteed Entry Score (GES) from IB is 26 points for all undergraduate degrees, except the Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Building Science which have a GES of 27. Some courses also have degree specific requirements, e.g. performance audition. Please use the Course Catalogue for more information on degree specific requirements: www.victoria.ac.nz/home/study/subjects/coursecatalogue.aspx

Is there an entry pathway for candidates who have attempted the IB Diploma and not been successful?
Yes,
 applicants may be interested to explore one of the Victoria University or Wellington University Preparation courses: www.victoria.ac.nz/home/up/

Are there scholarship opportunities that IB Diploma Programme graduates are eligible to apply for?
Yes,
 please visit the scholarships page of the VUW website for more information:www.victoria.ac.nz/home/admisenrol/payments/scholarships/

Is there a language proficiency requirement for IB Diploma Programme graduates?
Yes,
 please contact VUW International for details: victoria-international@vuw.ac.nz

Application and admissions process information for DOMESTIC IB Diploma candidates: 
New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents should refer to the Admission and Enrolment section of the VUW website for information regarding the admission process: www.victoria.ac.nz/home/admisenrol/   Applicants should ensure that they request their results transcript be sent to Victoria University of Wellington through their school’s IB Diploma Coordinator via the IB request for results service.

Application and admissions process information for INTERNATIONAL IB Diploma candidates: 
Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study are available across seven Faculties. To find out more about what the university offers, the admissions requirements, and the associated fees and costs, please visit our Degree Explorer: www.victoria.ac.nz/international/Tools/degreeplanner.aspx

Victoria University of Wellington does not use an online application for international students. The application must be submitted by post along with the supporting academic/English language documentation, as required. International applicants must print out the Application for Admission form along with any relevant supplementary application forms, these are available for download from: www.victoria.ac.nz/international/

Applicants should ensure that they request their results transcript be sent to Victoria University of Wellington through their school’s IB Diploma Coordinator via the IB request for results service.

Are there any particular ways your institute’s philosophy and/or programmes align with the IB and would be attractive to IB Diploma Programme graduates? 
Victoria University of Wellington has 3 programmes which may appeal to IB Diploma graduates. Victoria Plus is an award given when you graduate, recognising your significant extra-curricular contribution to volunteering and student support work within the University and wider Wellington community. This three-part programme helps develop leadership, social responsibility and employability skills. More information available at:www.victoria.ac.nz/st_services/careers/career_development/victoriaPlus/victoria_plus.aspx

Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) is an academically-orientated, extra-curricular programme, structured around the themes of global leadership, cross-cultural communication and global connectedness. Over the course of your degree(s) it will enhance your leadership skills, international knowledge and intercultural awareness. More information available at: www.victoria.ac.nz/home/vilp/default.aspx

Victoria Overseas Exchange (Vic OE) allows you, as a Victoria student, (domestic or international), to broaden your horizons and realize your potential by travelling overseas to complete a trimester or year of your Victoria University degree at one of our partner institutions, which offer some of the highest quality educational opportunities worldwide. Employers value qualities such as communication, innovation and leadership gained through the exchange experience. More information available at: www.victoria.ac.nz/exchange/

Source: International Baccalaureate (IB)

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