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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS » English Language Requirements
  

English Language Requirements for International Students

To study in an academic programme at WelTec you must be proficient in English. If you are not a first-language speaker of English, we require evidence of your English language proficiency. Evidence, such as test results, must not be more than two years old. If you are not certain of the evidence required, please contact us.

Evidence of your English language proficiency can be:

  • A completed tertiary qualification of at least three years' duration with English as the language of instruction in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States; or

  • A satisfactory result in an approved English language test, such as:

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • Cambridge English Test

    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE

    • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL); or

  • WelTec is a Category 1 provider and is authorized by NZQA to apply internal English proficiency assessments for international students from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent. This option is only available for students who are already in New Zealand and able to come to Petone or Church Street campus to take the test. For more information and test dates, please contact us.

 

IELTS

The minimum performance levels for admission are:

  • Postgraduate Diploma: 6.5 overall with no sub score less than 6.0

  • Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Level 6 Diploma: 6.0 overall with no sub score less than 5.5

  • Level 5 Diploma: 5.5 overall  with no sub score less than 5.0

 

TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT)

The minimum performance levels for admission are:

  • Postgraduate: Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)

  • Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Level 6 Diploma: Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

  • Level 5 Diploma: Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)

 

The Cambridge English Test

The minimum performance levels for admission are:

  •  Postgraduate Diploma: FCE with a pass at Grade A or CAE with a score of 58 or CPE with a score of 45

  • Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Level 6 Diploma:

    • FCE with a pass at Grade B or

  • CAE with a score of 52Lev el 5 Diploma:

    • FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47              

 

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE

The minimum performance levels for admission are:

  •  Postgraduate Diploma: PToE (Academic) score of 58

  • Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Level 6 Diploma: PToE (Academic) score of 50

  • Level 5 Diploma: PToE (Academic) score of 42

 

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)

The minimum performance levels for admission are:

  • Postgraduate Diploma: Level 5 with the Academic endorsement

  • Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Level 6 Diploma: Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

  • Level 5 Diploma: Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

 NZQA Guidance on English language entry requirements for international students can be found here

 

 Page approved by International Director, August 2015