Philippine Educational Institutions recognized in NZ

List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment

(Provided as public service and part of our immigrant advocacy).

The qualifications in this list do not require assessment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Qualifications will qualify for points on the basis of their assessed position on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) (see SM14.5 of the Skilled Migrant Category) and subject to any additional requirements being met as specified in the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment and in SM14.10.

The List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment only provides the level that an overseas qualification occupies on the NZQF. A qualification being named on the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment does not mean that it is comparable to a similarly named New Zealand qualification. It only advises the NZQF level that the overseas qualification can be compared to.

The List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment is for immigration purposes only. The inclusion of a qualification on this list does not have bearing on the status of the qualification for professional registration, further study, salary or employment purposes.

All teaching qualifications and degrees in Education need to be assessed by the NZQA for teacher registration and salary purposes, should an applicant wish to enter the teaching profession within New Zealand.

Philippines

Academic Qualifications

The qualifications awarded by the institutions listed below qualify for the points indicated:

       

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZ terms

Points under SMC

Bachelor of Arts

(a speciality may be stated)

Note: Where the speciality is Nursing, Teaching or Education, as stated below, refer the qualification to NZQA for assessment.

BA

7

50

Bachelor of Arts (Nursing)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Bachelor of Arts (Teaching or Education)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Bachelor of Laws

LLB

7

50

Bachelor of Science

(a speciality may be stated)

Note: Where the speciality is Engineering, Nursing, Teaching or Education, as stated below, refer the qualification to NZQA for assessment.

BS

7

50

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

(a speciality may be stated)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Bachelor of Science (Teaching or Education)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Doctor of Dental Medicine

DDM

7

50

Doctor of Medicine (Doktor sa Medisina)

MD

7

50

Doctor of Optometry

DO

7

50

Master of Arts

(a speciality may be stated)

Note: Where the speciality is Nursing, Teaching or Education, as stated below, refer the qualification to NZQA for assessment.

MA

8

50

Master of Arts (Nursing)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Master of Arts (Teaching or Education)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Master of Education

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Master of Nursing

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Master of Science

(a speciality may be stated)

Note: Where the speciality is Nursing, Teaching or Education, as stated below, refer the qualification to NZQA for assessment.

MS

8

50

Master of Science (Nursing)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

Master of Science (Teaching or Education)

Refer to NZQA for assessment

* Abbreviations used are for the purposes of this list only and are not stated on the award certificates.

If an applicant believes their qualification may be higher than the level stated they should apply to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

Note:
- Award certificates must be provided in their original language for all qualifications. Some Universities may award qualification certificates in Latin or Filipino, in which case a translated copy from the university must also be provided.
- All honorary degrees must be referred to the NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- If any courses leading to the award of one of the qualifications listed above were studied at any institution outside the Philippines, including any Philippine overseas campuses, they should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- If any courses have been cross-credited towards the listed qualifications, these qualifications also need to be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.
- All qualifications awarded after 2014 should be referred to NZQA for an International Qualification Assessment.

Awarding Institutions

The following institutions may award the listed qualifications specified from the dates shown.

Institution Name

Previous names and dates of change are indicated in brackets. Names and dates of institutions have been included in the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment for immigration purposes only.

Qualifications awarded from

Angeles University Foundation (Angeles University 1996 - 2004), Angeles City, Pampanga

BA and MD: 1996

BS: 2001

MS: 2009

Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Davao del Sur

BA: 1979

LLB: 1979 - 2014

BS: 1993

MA and MS: 2001 - 2014

Ateneo de Manila University / Athenaei Manilani Curatores, Quezon City, Metro Manila

BA and BS: 1979

MA and MS: 2001

Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Camarines Sur

BA and BS: 1999

Ateneo de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur

BA, BS, MA, and MS: 2001

MD: 2004

Baliuag University, Baliuag, Bulacan

BA and BS: 2001

Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija

BS and MS: 2007

Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, Iloilo

BA and BS: 1985

LLB: 1979 - 2009

MS: 2001

Centro Escolar University - Manila, Manila

BA: 1991

BS: 1996

DDM and DO: 1988

MA and MS: 2001

De La Salle University - Dasmariñas, Dasmariñas, Cavite

BA and BS: 1999

De La Salle University - Manila, Manila

BA and BS: 1985

MA and MS: 2000

Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Pampanga

BA and BS: 1996

MS: 2003 - 2010

Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila

BA and BS: 2006

MA: 2009

Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City, Quezon

BA and BS: 1996

LLB: 1997

Mapúa Institute of Technology, Manila, Intramuros, Manila

BS: 1998

MS: 2001

Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City, South Cotabato

BS: 1997 - 2014

MS: 2001 - 2014

Philippine Christian University, Manila

BA and BS: 1979

LLB: 2001

Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Benguet

BA: 2001

LLB and BS: 1982

MD: 1982 - 2013

MA and MS: 2001 - 2013

Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

BA and BS: 1994

MA and MS: 2001

LLB: 2004

Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

BA and BS: 1979

LLB: 1979 - 2010

MA and MS: 2001

St. Paul University Philippines (St. Paul University, 1997 - 2004), Tuguegarao, Cagayan

BA and BS: 1997

MA: 2001

The Philippine Women's University, Manila

BA and BS: 1995 - 2014

MA and MS: 2003 - 2014

University of Baguio, Baguio City, Benguet

BA, BS and DDM: 1999

DO: 2001

University of La Salette, Santiago City, Isabela

BA and BS: 1998

MS: 2001 - 2012

University of Luzon, Dagupan City, Pangasinan

BA and BS: 2003

University of Mindanao, Davao City, Davao del Sur

BA and BS: 1999

LLB: 1999 - 2014

University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

BA, LLB and BS: 1995

University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Cebu

BA, LLB, BS, MA and MS: 1979

University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City, Cebu

BA: 1997

LLB and BS: 1984

MA: 2001

University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc, Manila

BA and BS: 1998

LLB and MD: 1979

MA and MS: 2000

University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

BA and BS: 1988

LLB: 1997 - 2010

MD: 2007

University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

BA and BS: 2002

University of the East / Pamantasan ng Silangan, Manila

BA, BS and DDM: 1998

LLB: 1998 - 2013

MS: 2001

University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City, Davao del Sur

BA and BS: 1992

MS: 2001 - 2008

University of the Philippines / Unibersidad ng Pilipinas - Baguio, Baguio City, Benguet

BA and BS: 2003

University of the Philippines / Unibersidad ng Pilipinas - Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City

BA, BS, MA and MS: 1985

LLB: 1985 - 2007

University of the Philippines / Unibersidad ng Pilipinas - Los Baños, Laguna

BA, BS, MA and MS: 1979

University of the Philippines / Unibersidad ng Pilipinas - Manila, Manila

BA, BS, DDM, MD and MS: 1982

University of the Philippines / Unibersidad ng Pilipinas - Mindanao, Davao City, Davao del Sur

BA and BS: 1995

Wesleyan University - Philippines, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija

BA and BS: 1997

Xavier University / Pamantasan ng Xavier - Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

BA and BS: 1980

LLB: 1989

MD: 1992

MA and MS: 2001

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.


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