University of Waikato
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's or specialized degree (3-5 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Upper half of class II, division ii for classified degrees; 3.0/4.0 for unclassified degrees.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 3-4 year first degree (depends on admission requirements -see Description).
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded. Note that the last institution attended in New Zealand furnishes the copy of the complete record of all institutions attended.
Description: Instituted in 1960, assumed present name in l964. Usual admission requirement is the University Entrance, Bursaries, and Scholarships Examination (final secondary school credential usually taken in Form 7 - Year 13); University Entrance Certificate (administered before l986 - grade 12).
|A++,A+||High first||B||Clear second||C-||Marginal pass|
|A||Clear first||B-||Bare second||D,E||Failure|
|A-||Bare first||C+||Sound pass|
|A-/B||Class II, division i|
|B/B-||Class II, division ii|
Not all first degrees classified - see top grading scale. Those that are can be awarded with class I, class II division i, class II division ii, or class III. Course results reported annually.
Language of instruction: English.
Master's: 1-2 years after specified first degree. Can be awarded with honours in class I, class II division i, class II division ii or, if insufficient for honours, awarded as pass. Not all degrees classified.
Ph.D.: 2 years minimum after specified degree; by research, thesis and oral examination.
Last updated: May 09, 2005