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About the university

Ara specialises in applied tertiary training. Subject choices include business, engineering, architecture, nursing, creative arts, hospitality, computing, science, languages, outdoor education, broadcasting and primary industries. Programmes range from Level 1 to Level 9. The institute works closely with industry to ensure students have relevant skills for employment, and have a wide range of work placement opportunities.

Each year around 19,000 students enrol at Ara, including many international students. Ara is internationally-recognised and is one of the best English language training centres in New Zealand. Over 50 countries are represented among staff and students at Ara.

Students Admission Eligibility & Requirements:

English language requirements for undergraduate qualifications

IELTS Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
TOEFL iBT Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening
TOEFL PBT With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
CCEL EAP Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
CAE or CPE minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTE with an overall score of 57 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
NZCEL Level 4 – Academic endorsement

English language requirements for postgraduate qualifications

IELTS Academic An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
TOEFL iBT Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
TOEFL PBT With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
CCEL EAP Level 2 with a minimum B+ grade
CAE or CPE Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTE with an overall score of 64 and no PTE communicative skills score below 58
NZCEL Level 5

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