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University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies UP International College

New Zealand

Course info

Summary

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies puts students on the pathway to their degree of choice at New Zealand’s top university.

Delivered by UP International College, this foundation programme prepares international students for entry into the University of Auckland’s undergraduate degrees, ensuring they not only meet the entry requirements, but are also well equipped for the challenges of degree-level study. This course lays the foundations for success.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies is taught at UP International College in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, close to public transport and a wide range of accommodation.

University pathways

Students who successfully complete the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies to prescribed standards are guaranteed entry into an appropriate University of Auckland undergraduate degree.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies is accredited by Universities New Zealand and is recognised for entry to all New Zealand universities.

Two offers of place from the start

Students who enrol in the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies will receive two offers of place – a letter of offer for the foundation course and a conditional offer of admission for the University of Auckland. A confirmed offer of admission will be issued to students whose foundation results meet the standards required for each degree programme, as well as all other entry requirements.

Academic excellence – the key to success

UP Education recruits top specialists in each field of study, to make sure students achieve the best possible results. Programmes are tailored to individual student needs and abilities, and classes are delivered by a dedicated group of professional educators. Teaching is a mix of lectures, tutorials and self-study periods, with between 24 to 27 hours of contact teaching each week, and another 20 hours per week of self-study. Each student is assigned a tutor who provides counselling, support and guidance.

Subjects for standard full year foundation studies programmes: English for Academic Purposes (EAP), plus four from the below:

  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • English (for academic purpose)
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics

Subject to sufficient enrolments (Art History, Painting, Music).

Entry to University:

To qualify for the Certificate in Foundation Studies, students must successfully complete the full requirements of four passes (40%) and gain an IELTS score of 6.0, or English B grade minimum. For guaranteed entry to the degrees, students also need minimum aggregate marks and any additional requirements that are specified.

This foundation qualification has also been approved for entry to several Australian universities, including The Australian National University (ANU), The University of Adelaide, La Trobe University and Monash University.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies.

Full Time (6 months (2 terms))

Tuition fees

NZ $18,500 for the entire course; Resource & course materials: NZ $650 per year; Subject examination fees: NZ $325

From

18 Jul

Venue

UP International College, Auckland Campus

345 Queen Street,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland CBD,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (18 months (6 terms))

Tuition fees

NZ $42,000 for the entire course; Resource & course materials: NZ $650 per year; Subject examination fees: NZ $325

From

18 Jul

Venue

UP International College, Auckland Campus

345 Queen Street,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland CBD,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (8/9 months (three terms))

Tuition fees

NZ$28,000.00 (12,78,329) per year

From

07-Oct-19

Venue

UP International College, Auckland Campus

345 Queen Street,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland CBD,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year (4 terms))

Tuition fees

NZ$28,750.00 (13,12,570) per year

From

18 Jul

Venue

UP International College, Auckland Campus

345 Queen Street,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland CBD,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Students must be at least 16 years of age and be able to show proof of successful academic experience and qualifications at: Year 12 (NZ) or Grade 12/11 (Asia), Senior High School 3rd/2nd year or agreed equivalent

For the 8-month (three-term) Fast-track Certificate in Foundation Studies:

  • IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
  • TOEFL 525/195
  • or equivalent in the UP International College Language Test, successful completion of UP International College English Studies Academic Level 4 or other recognised equivalent.

For the 12-month (four-term) Standard Certificate in Foundation Studies:

  • IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
  • TOEFL 500/173
  • or equivalent in the UP International College Language Test, successful completion of UP International College English Studies Academic Level 3 or other recognised equivalent.

For the 18-month (six-term) Extended Certificate in Foundation Studies:

  • IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)
  • TOEFL 450/133
  • or equivalent in the UP International College Language Test, successful completion of UP International College English Studies Academic Level 2 or other recognised equivalent.

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