Getting overseas qualifications recognised by NZQA

We are currently making changes to the way we work and this may affect application processing times.  We will keep you informed of the status of your application and if there are likely to be unexpected delays.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to make improvements to our system and processes.

We expect to complete these changes by February 2022.

Find out how and when to have an overseas qualification assessed by NZQA for use in New Zealand.

Why we assess overseas qualifications

NZQA assesses overseas tertiary and vocational qualifications to work out how they compare to New Zealand qualifications.

Assessment results can help New Zealand organisations better understand your overseas qualification for immigration, employment or further study. Check if you need an assessment with the organisation you are applying to.

Find out if you need an International Qualification Assessment (IQA)

Find out when you may need to apply to have an overseas qualification assessed by NZQA for use in New Zealand, and which types of qualifications we can assess.

Find out if you need an IQA

Apply for an International Qualification Assessment

Apply to have an overseas qualification assessed for use in New Zealand.

Apply for an IQA

How we assess overseas qualifications

We follow a detailed process to determine how your overseas qualification relates to New Zealand qualifications.

How we assess overseas qualifications

Recognition statements

We issue recognition statements to show the results of an International Qualification Assessment (IQA) or an Overseas Study Assessment (OSA).

Recognition statements

Applications submitted before February 2020

Results of assessments completed before February 10, 2020 are no longer available online. You can contact us if you need a copy.

Applications submitted before February 2020

 
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