University Entrance

University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To qualify you will need:

  • NCEA Level 3
  • Approved subjects: 14 credits in each of three approved subjects at Level 3.
  • Literacy requirement: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing.
  • Numeracy requirement: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of achievement standards in a range of subjects; or all three numeracy unit standards 26623, 26626 and 26627.

University Approved subjects offered at Mount Albert Grammar School are clearly identified in the subject tables that follow with the course descriptors. To view the current University Approved subjects go to:


Table A and B subjects

Entry into some University courses requires that you take particular subjects and standards. For courses that refer to Table A and B subjects, see the table below;

Table ATable B
Classical StudiesAccounting
Art HistoryCalculus
Te Reo Māori or
Te Reo Rangatira
* Mathematics

*Cannot be used in combination with Calculus or Statistics.

In addition to the NZQA University Entrance requirement, each university or tertiary institution has specific entry standards (at a level which is higher than the basic UE) for some or all of their degree programmes. Detailed information about these can be accessed on the relevant web sites: