Minimum entry requirements for Study Abroad and exchange

Find out what entry requirements you need to meet to study at Victoria on a Study Abroad programme or exchange.

As a minimum you need to have completed at least one year of Bachelor's degree at a university outside of New Zealand, and meet the academic and English Language requirements for your country.

If your country is not listed, contact Victoria International to confirm your country’s requirements.

Brazil

Minimum academic requirements

7 on the 10 point grading scale

English requirements

Gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Denmark

Minimum academic requirements

5,0 on the 12 point grading scale

English requirements

A grade of 7.0 overall in English in the Studentereksamen or Højere Forberedelseseksamen; or gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

European grading scale

Minimum academic requirements

C

English requirements

Gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Finland

Minimum academic requirements

60%/B average or equivalent (these qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

English requirements

A grade of 8 or better in the Certificate of Matriculation or gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

France

Minimum academic requirements

12,0 on the 20 point grade scale

English requirements

Gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Germany (normal grading scale)

Minimum academic requirements

2,5 or below

English requirements

DAAD with a minimum grade of B2 in each section, grade of 13 in Arbitur or gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Germany (Law School Grading Scale)

Minimum academic requirements

8,0 on the 18 point grading scale

English requirements

DAAD with a minimum grade of B2 in each section; Grade of 13 in Arbitur, or gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Italy

Minimum academic requirements

27 on the 30 point grading scale

English requirements

Gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Japan

Minimum academic requirements

CGPA of 2.7 on 4.0 grading scale or a B average

English requirements

Gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Norway

Minimum academic requirements

60%/B average or equivalent (these qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

English requirements

A grade of 4 or higher in English in the Vitnemål fra den Videregående or gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

Singapore

Minimum academic requirements

3.0 on the 5.0 Grading Scale

English requirements

No English certification required

Sweden

Minimum academic requirements

60%/B average or equivalent (these qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

English requirements

A grade of 4—VG in English in the Slutbetyg or gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’

United States

Minimum academic requirements

2.7 on 4.0 grading scale

English requirements

No English certification required

All other countries

Minimum academic requirements

60%/B average or equivalent (these qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

English requirements

Gaining a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no sub-score below 5.5; or
  • TOEFL 80 (IBT); or
  • Victoria University English Proficiency Programme final scores ‘4,4,4,3’