Foundation programmes


Our foundation programmes have been specifically developed for international students and students whose first language is not English, to offer the best preparation for bachelors degree study.

Foundation programmes are taught on behalf of the University by ACG New Zealand International College and Taylors College (Auckland). Foundation study usually takes a year, although accelerated eight-month programmes are available to qualified students. Foundation programmes are designed not only to prepare students for University education, but also to develop skills in:

  • Critical and independent thinking
  • Computer use and research
  • Essential subject knowledge, for example in accounting, calculus, chemistry, computer science, design, economics, English, geography, physics and statistics 

Upon completing your foundation programme, you can gain guaranteed entry into University of Auckland undergraduate degree programmes, if you meet the following requirements:

  • The minimum overall foundation course average score for the relevant undergraduate degree programme
  • English language proficiency at a level equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of at least 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5). Please note that some programmes may require higher scores
  • Meeting any additional programme entry requirements such as interviews, auditions or portfolios

For detailed information on the requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes, see Entry requirements.


Visit the Academic Colleges Group website

Visit the Taylors College website

For more information, contact:


The Academic Colleges Group
ACG Queen Street Campus
345 Queen Street
Auckland 1141
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 307 5399
Fax: +64 9 377 7125
Email: admissions@acgedu.com
www.acgedu.com

Taylors College (Auckland)
75 Karangahape Road
Auckland
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 306 2577
Email: taylorsadmissions@studygroup.com
www.afy.ac.nz