Admission Requirements for Domestic Students

Admission to the programme/s shall be subject to the approval of the Academic Board.

  1. For those under 20 at time of application Applicants must have NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in English, AND NCEA Level 3 in Chemistry. Where English is a second language candidates must meet the Academic IELTS, overall band standard of 6.5 (with no individual band with a score less than 6.0) or equivalent before enrolment.
  2. For those over 20 at time of application. Applicants must demonstrate effective communication skills in English; and provide evidence of proficiency in Chemistry.

Applicants over the age of 20, who do not have a chemistry background, will be required to complete our free on-line Introduction to Biological Chemistry course; Applicants over the age of 20, who do not have documented achievement in English Communication, will be required to undertake a basic English communication task before the offer of a place and acceptance onto the programme can be confirmed.

Where English is a second language, applicants must meet the Academic IELTS overall band standard of 6.5 (with no individual band with a score less than 6.0) or equivalent before enrolment.