TFC graduation and further study

A special graduation ceremony is held at the end of the academic year, usually in late November or early December.

The TFC is a University Entrance qualification. Our graduates can apply for admission to a bachelors programme at the University of Auckland or another tertiary provider.

Eligibility for graduation

You must successfully complete all 8 courses in the Tertiary Foundation Certificate programme to be eligible to graduate.

2024 Graduation ceremony

Date and time

Tuesday 26 March 2024 at 6pm


Fale Pasifika
20–26 Wynyard Street
University of Auckland City Campus

Applying for undergraduate study

You are welcome to apply for admission to a University of Auckland undergraduate programme on completion of your TFC. We encourage you to apply for more than one programme in case you do not gain admission into your first choice.

It's best to wait until you know your TFC results before applying for any bachelor programmes. This means our system will recognise your University Entrance status. However, if there is an application deadline prior to your results being known, then do apply by that date. The BA, BSc and many other programmes have a closing date of early December, which leaves time for you to apply once you know your TFC grades.

Note that moving from a TFC pathway into a specific degree is not automatic and depends on the grades achieved in your TFC year. Some undergraduate degree programmes have additional or higher entry requirements than others. We recommend you contact the relevant faculty before applying.

Where to get advice

  • Our course coordinators and tutors
  • Students' centres on campus

Find out more about our undergraduate programmes.

Find out more about Students' Centres.