If you are from New Zealand and thinking about studying at Brighton you can find information to help you decide, and make your application on this page.
There are currently 2 students and 65 alumni of the university who are from New Zealand. Students from New Zealand choose the University of Brighton because of our strong standing in key subject areas of interest.
- Our degree and masters courses in business, management and economics benefit from the internationally recognised research at our Centre for Research in Innovation Management (CENTRIM). The latest Research Assessment Exercise determined that 70 per cent of our research in business management is of international standing.
- Business studies students benefit from the training and consultancy work of professors. Students gain practical and leadership skills in a research active community.
- Accredited law courses delivered by nationally and internationally experienced lawyers and with work placements that prepare you for professional practice.
- We are ranked 12 in the UK for education studies.
Meet us in New Zealand
We do not currently have any scheduled visits to New Zealand, however, if you would like to meet us please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our international representatives
We have a number of registered and approved representatives in New Zealand. They can help you with information about the university and the UK, and assist you with your application.
iAE Edu Net
Tel: +64 9 309 2004
Fax: +64 9 366 1909
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from New Zealand to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require a University Entrance Certificate with National Certificates in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3. Applicants must have a total of more than 80 credits with a majority of Merits / Excellences in subjects to be studied at Higher Education Institutions (these are expressed on the Record of Learning).
We require a four-year honours degree.
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(Lower Division) / 2.2
English language equivalency
We will accept grades of Achieved, Merit and Excellence in the English component of the National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 2 as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements.
New Zealand nationals and students who have successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree in New Zealand are currently exempt from Home Office English language requirements.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College
Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from New Zealand.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.
Immigration and visas
Generally, prior entry clearance (ie a visa) is required for students coming from New Zealand. To obtain a visa you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Brighton and your CAS number from the university. You will need to prove that you have the funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses.
To make your visa application in New Zealand, contact the UK Home Office.
For advice and help from our immigration advisers, and for further information visit our immigration and visas page.
British Council office
If you would like to talk to a trained counsellor about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council in New Zealand.
Students from New Zealand are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships:
Please contact us if you have a question or enquiry