What will I learn?

The University of Auckland’s Foundation Studies Certificate (Level 3) prepares you to enter an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland. This programme offers university preparation for international students who need additional English language and academic support to progress to study at the University of Auckland.

What you will study

During the Foundation Studies Certificate programme, you will study English language and four elective subjects to prepare you for your undergraduate degree. Both the standard and intensive length programme offer the same subject options and you will study core and elective subjects. You will also develop important study skills and employability skills.

Core subject

English for Academic Purposes

Elective subjects

You will choose four of the following elective subjects based on your progression degree at the University of Auckland.

Accounting
Art (Offered for January and July intakes only)
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Economics
Geography
Mathematics with Statistics
Mathematics with Calculus
Physics

Awards

On completion of this programme, a Foundation Studies Certificate (Level 3) will be issued.

Study options

Full Time (35 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $28,600 for the entire course
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

Taylors College Auckland

75 Karangahape Road,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (33 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $28,600 for the entire course
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

Taylors College Auckland

75 Karangahape Road,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must be 16 years old to enrol.

Have completed a qualification equivalent to NCEA Level 2.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Meet the English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): IELTS 5.0 (no band less than 5.0); Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 46 (writing no less than 18); Paper-based TOEFL: 44 (writing no less than 14); Cambridge English: B1 Preliminary - Overall score of 162 and no bands below 154; Cambridge English: B2 - Overall score of 162 and no bands below 154; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42; LanguageCert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill; Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE II with no less than pass in any band
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