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Philippine Colleges, Universities Recognized by New Zealand, July 2018

If you are a graduate in any of the colleges and universities on this list, you may save time and money by not having to undergo an individual assessment from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Crispin Aranda, Jennifer ArandaOriginally posted on July 19, 2018; updated February 23, 2017

Philippine Colleges, Universities Recognized by New Zealand, July 2018

List of Colleges, Universities Recognized by New Zealand, July 2018

When pursuing further studies, working or exploring migration options to New Zealand an applicant from the Philippines should know if his or her academic qualifications would be recognized by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA).

NZQA's mandate role in the education sector is “to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust, nationally and internationally, in order to help learners succeed in their chosen endeavours and to contribute to New Zealand society.”

To fulfill its role, NZQA:

  • manages the New Zealand Qualifications Framework
  • administers the secondary school assessment system
  • provides independent quality assurance of non-university education providers
  • sets standards for qualifications recognition and  some specified units.

NZQA’s Qualifications Recognition Services (QRS) assesses qualifications awarded outside of New Zealand to determine whether overseas qualifications can be recognised in New Zealand and then provide comparison between those overseas qualifications and the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

The list of qualificaptions from Philippine educational institutions (as of July 19, 2018) is shown below and is being shared as part of Immigrant Visa Center’s public service and advocacy work at no cost to the migrant public.

Appendix 3 - List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment

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 SM8.10 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 SM8.5.

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

A qualification is exempt from assessment and qualifies for the indicated points if:

  1. the qualification is listed in the Academic Qualifications Table; and
  2. the awarding institution is listed in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  3. the qualification abbreviation is listed in the right-hand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  4. the qualification was awarded from or within the year range listed in the right-hand column in the Awarding Institutions Table; and
  5. the qualification is not excluded by the notes listed under the Academic Qualifications Table.

Academic Qualifications Table

       

Qualification

Abbreviation*

Level in NZQF terms

Points under SMC

Bachelor of Arts (a speciality may be stated)

Except the degrees listed below

 

BA

7

50

Bachelor of Arts (Teaching or Education)

Requires assessment by NZQA

Bachelor of Laws

LLB

7

50

Bachelor of Science (a speciality may be stated)

Except the degrees listed below

 

BS

7

50

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (a speciality may be stated)

 

Requires assessment by NZQA

Bachelor of Science (Teaching or Education)

Requires assessment by NZQA

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)

Except the degrees listed below

 

MA

8

50

Master of Arts (Teaching or Education)

Requires assessment by NZQA

Master of Science (a speciality may be stated)

Except the degrees listed below

 

MS

8

50

Master of Science (Teaching or Education)

Requires assessment by NZQA

* Abbreviations used are for the purposes of this list only.

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. Some Universities may award qualification certificates in Latin or Filipino, in which case a translated copy from the university must also be provided.

The following must be referred to NZQA for an International Qualifications Assessment:

  • All honorary degrees
  • All listed qualifications where study was completed at any institution outside of the country, including any overseas campuses of any listed awarding institution
  • All listed qualifications that contain cross-credited courses or papers
  • All qualifications awarded after 2017

Awarding Institutions Table

Institution Name

Previous names and dates of change are indicated in brackets.

Qualifications awarded from or between dates

Adamson University, Manila

 

BA, LLB, BS, MA, MS: 2010

Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang, Cavite

BA, BS, DDM, and MS: 2003

MA: 2014

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 and LLB: 1982

BS: 2001

MA and MS: 2001

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

BA: 1982

BS: 1997

MA and MS: 2001

Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Camarines Sur

BA, BS and MA: 2001

MS: 2008

Ateneo de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur

BA, BS, MA, and MS: 2001

MD: 2004

Baliuag University, Baliuag, Bulacan

BA and BS: 2001

MS: 2015

Cebu Doctor’s University, Cebu City, Cebu

BA, BS, DDM, MD and MA: 2010

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

BS and MS: 2007

Central Philippine University, Iloilo City, Iloilo

 

BA: 1985

LLB: 1982–2009

BS, MA and MS: 2001

Centro Escolar University - Manila, Manila

 

BA: 1991

BS, MA and MS: 2001

DDM and DO: 1988

De La Salle University - Dasmariñas, Dasmariñas, Cavite

BA, BS, MA and MS:

2003

De La Salle University - Manila, Manila

 

BA: 1985

BS: 2000

MA and MS: 2001

Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Street, Manila

 

BA, LLB, BS, and MA: 2012

Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Pampanga

BA and BS: 1996

MS: 2003–2010

Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol

 

 

BA, LLB, and BS: 2002

MA: 2010

Jose Rizal University, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City

BA and BS: 2009

Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

BA, LLB, and BS: 2009

Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila

BA, BS and MA: 2009

Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City, Quezon

 

BA and BS: 1996

LLB: 1997

BS: 2001

MS: 2005

Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City, South Cotabato

 

BA: 1992

BS and MS: 2001

Philippine Christian University, Manila

 

BA and BS: 1982

LLB: 2001

Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Benguet

 

BA, BS, MA and MS: 2001

LLB and MD: 1982

 

Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

 

BA and BS: 1994

LLB, MA and MS: 2001

 

Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

 

BA: 1982

LLB: 1982 - 2010

BS, MA and MS: 2001

St. Paul University Dumaguete, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

BA, BS, MA, and MS: 2004

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

BA: 1997

BS, MD and MA: 2001

The Philippine Women's University, Manila

 

BA, BS, MA and MS: 2003

Trinity University of Asia, Quezon City

 

BA and BS: 2009

University of Baguio, Baguio City, Benguet

 

BA, BS and DDM: 1999

DO: 2001

University of Batangas, Batangas City, Batangas

 

BA, BS and MS: 2010

University of La Salette, Santiago City, Isabela

 

BA and BS: 1998

MS: 2001–2008

University of Luzon, Dagupan City, Pangasinan

BA and BS: 2003

MS: 2012

University of Mindanao, Davao City, Davao del Sur

 

BA and BS: 2009

LLB: 1999–2014

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

BA and LLB: 1995

BS: 2001

University of Perpetual Help System, Laguna, Biñan, Laguna

BA, LLB, BS, and DDM: 2012

University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Cebu

BA, BS, MA and MS: 2001

LLB: 1982

University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City, Cebu

 

BA: 1997

LLB and BS: 1984

MA: 2001

University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc, Manila

 

BA: 1998

LLB and MD: 1982

BS: 2001

MA and MS: 2000

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

 

BA: 1988

LLB: 1997–2010

BS: 2001

MD: 2007

University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

BA and BS: 2002

University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City, Benguet

BA: 2003

LLB, BS, and MS: 2010

University of the East / Pamantasan ng Silangan, Manila

BA: 1998

LLB: 1998–2013

BS: 2001

DDM: 1999

MS: 2001

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

 

BA: 1992

BS: 2001

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: 1982

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

University of the Visayas, Cebu City, Cebu

BA, LLB, BS, DDM, MD, and MS: 2010

Wesleyan University - Philippines, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija

BA: 1997

BS: 2003

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

 

BA: 1982

LLB: 1989

MD: 1992

BS, MA and MS: 2001

Effective 19/02/2018

 

Authors & Contributors

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.

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.

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