Foundation studies

Learn more about our specialised programmes to help prepare you for tertiary study.

New Start

If you’re over 20 you can consider New Start, a part-time university preparation programme to help you gain the skills and confidence to undertake university study.

This programme is offered at the following campuses:

  • City campus
  • University of Auckland at Manukau’s Otara Campus
  • Tai Tokerau

You can learn more about each campus and access maps at our campus locations page.

Foundation Certificate Education

The Foundation Certificate Education is designed to get you started in your career in education, social work or sport, health and physical education.

The programme is designed for those who don't meet the academic requirements to apply for entry into our undergraduate programmes or who would like to build their confidence before starting a degree. Successful completion of the certificate allows admission to our undergraduate  programmes (provided all other entry requirements are met).

The programme is offered at the following campuses:

  • Epsom Campus
  • University of Auckland at Manukau’s Otara Campus
  • Tai Tokerau Campus

You can learn more about each campus and access maps at our campus locations page.