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Course Entry Requirements
Domestic

SAE entry requirements vary depending on which course you are applying for, and whether you are a New Zealand or International student. Alternatively, simply check the chosen course page for the entry requirements relevant to you. If you are an international student visit SAE's international entry requirements.

Applicants for degree courses must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Completion of NCEA Level 3 or University Entrance qualification from a New Zealand secondary school or equivalent
  • Good command of oral and written English
  • Entry interview

Applicants for diploma courses must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Completion of at least NCEA Level 2, from a New Zealand secondary school or equivalent; OR adult entry if 20 years or older
  • Good command of oral and written English
  • An entry interview may be requested by SAE

Non-native English speakers need to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:

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