English Language Entry Requirements

WITT's pathway plan enables you to access courses appropriate to your needs and allows you to pursue your studies in a flexible manner.

Students will meet the English language proficiency requirements for their chosen qualification providing they have attained the required levels in the English language assessments listed below within two years prior to date of application.

 

WITT's English Language Pathway Plan

English Language

  • Open Entry


Certificate at Level 3

  • Academic IELTS 5 (with no band lower than 5)
  • TOEFL (pBT) 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 61 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or CAE with a score of 41 or higher
  • NZ Cert English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic
  • WITT English Language proficiency test 60%


Certificate at Level 4

  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (with no band lower than 5)
  • TOEFL (pBT) 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 71 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher
  • NZ Cert English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic
  • WITT English Language proficiency test 60%


Certificate or Diploma at Level 5

  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (with no band lower than 5)
  • TOEFL (pBT) 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 79 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher
  • NZ Cert English Language Level 4 with an endorsement of Academic
  • WITT English Language proficiency test Certificate - 60%, Diploma - 72%


Certificate or Diploma at level 6 or 7 Degree, or Graduate Certificate or Diploma

  • Academic IELTS 6 (with no band lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL (pBT) 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 79 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or CAE with a score of 52 or higher
  • NZ Cert English Language Level 4 with an endorsement of Academic
  • WITT English Language proficiency test Certificate - 60%, Diploma - 72%, Degree or Graduate Diploma - 82%


Notes: 

Source (NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013: English language entry requirements - Appendix 2).

* Equivalent computer-based TOEFL scores are also accepted

# Programme Regulations for individual programmes may specify a higher or a lower level of English language proficiency.

Students may also satisfy the English language proficiency requirements for their chosen programme if they have gained a prior qualification (other than an ESOL qualification) an an English-medium institution.