Foundation programmes for international students

Our foundation programmes offer the best preparation for bachelors degree study to international and other students whose first language is not English.

Foundation programmes are taught on behalf of the University by UP International College and Taylors College. Foundation study usually takes a year, although accelerated 8-month programmes are available to qualified students.

Foundation programmes:

Foundation programmes are designed 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

After completing your 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. (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.

For more information, contact:

 

UP International College
345 Queen Street
Auckland 1141
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 307 5399
Fax: +64 9 377 7125
Email: admissions@up.education
Website: up.education

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