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Study in New Zealand without IELTS
Students thinking of applying for further studies in New Zealand. There’s some good news for you. You can now do so without sitting for the IELTS!
Think of giving IELTS a miss! but, conditions apply.
Category 1 institutes in New Zealand can waive off IELTS scores for international students whose first language is not English.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has put in place certain exemptions to IELTS by non-university tertiary education providers for international students whose first language is not English.
As of now, these exemptions are confined to Category 1 institutes that have their own ways of determining the proficiency in English of international students. The results of these tests, however, should be at par with those of the IELTS. This implies that the testing procedures of these institutes should be of a quality, as good as the international ones such as the IELTS.
Category 2 onwards all institutes are required to make IELTS scores admission criteria for students whose first language is’t English.
Category 1 institutes have their own ways of assessing the levels of proficiency required in Engish of International students. However, they do expect the result to be at par with those of IELTS. It implies that procedures and assessment are carried out via their own tests. This could happen is person, electronically, or on the phone, if you are able to convince your institute that you have a good understanding and command over the English language, they are likely to waive the IELTS for you.
In order to get IELTS waiver, you will have to convince your prospective category 1 institute of your English medium background and also fulfill their assessment criteria.
After having fulfilled the assessment criteria of the category 1 institute of your choice, you will be required to submit the following documents.
- Your marksheets of entire schooling years or of classes VIII to XII (stating clearly the medium of institutions to be in English.
- A Certificate from school(s) confirming that you studies with them for the duration stated.