Welcome to
UP Education

A pathway to university and a strong future At UP Education we open the door to an English-language university education.

Our difference lies in the way we combine specialised university entrance programmes and English language courses with personalised care and support for students studying away from home and family.

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This provides an excellent foundation for students to move into university and other educational opportunities. Our track record in New Zealand ensures we continue to stand out. Working with three New Zealand universities and three Australian universities, over 10,000 students have completed Foundation Studies programmes with UP Education. We believe we’re here to do more than offer our students a stepping-stone to university – we’re setting them up for future success.


Our vision and values

We want to see each of our students succeed in every facet of life.


To us, excellence is non-negotiable. We strive for excellence in everything we do and inspire it in each of our students.


We collaborate and connect with our partners so that we truly understand each other and deliver to their needs.

A passion for


In our pursuit of excellence, we are constantly looking beyond the status quo.


Student care is our priority. Our nurturing, inspiring learning environments encourage students to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential.


Pathways to success

We help students find pathways to success by getting them into the right courses and institutes to achieve their goals.

Our New Zealand-based Foundation Studies programmes prepare students for degree-level study. We offer:

  • The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies
  • AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies
  • Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme


We now also offer bridging programmes in Australia through our partnership with the University of Tasmania.

So that our New Zealand students have the right level of English language proficiency to complete Foundation Studies, we offer English language tuition at our Auckland-based English School, and The Campbell Institute, based in Wellington and Auckland.


A student-focused approach

Our student-focused approach to education prepares learners for success at English-language university. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning, and are provided with the latest mobile technology to help them navigate the digital world.

Teachers of the highest quality

Our caring, experienced teachers take part in ongoing professional development to stay up to date with the latest innovations in learning and technology. We also have an independent appraisal system for staff that keeps teachers at the top of their field, and ensures the best outcomes for our students.

Strict academic standards

We teach Foundation Studies programmes on behalf of our partner universities, so our courses are set at an approved standard so that students can be successful at university. While our focus is on seeing our students continue on to our university partners in either New Zealand or Australia, our qualifications help students gain entry into tertiary institutions all over the world.

Well-rounded students

Students come to UP Education to be academically successful but they will also learn about other cultures, including the culture of New Zealand and Australia. Subjects like Geography, History and Culture and Society help students explore local culture beyond the classroom.

Contact us

345 Queen St
Auckland, New Zealand

Postal address
PO Box 78-359
Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245

T +64 9 307 5399
F +64 9 377 7125


Level 3, West wing
Wellington Railway Station
2 Bunny St
Wellington 6011, New Zealand

T +64 4 9795566

From 11:59pm on 2 November, Auckland, the Northwest Waikato (including Hamilton), and the Upper Northland are at Alert Level 3. Students will continue their studies online. For certain courses, onsite learning will resume under strict Level 3 guidelines. You will be notified if this applies to you. The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2. For regular Alert Level updates, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.