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English entry requirements

Students whose first language is not English and have not completed an UP International College English Studies course must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Students who successfully complete an UP International College English Studies course at the appropriate level and meet the stated academic entry requirements receive guaranteed entry into all UP Education programmes*.

Students are required to meet the following minimum English entry requirements:

UP International College English Studies

UP International College English Studies Academic Level IELTS equivalent
Level 1 IELTS 4.0 (a minimum of 3.5 in all bands)
Level 2 IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)
Level 3 IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Level 5 IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.5 in all bands)

The UP International College English Language Test  is available for students who have not completed an IELTS or TOEFL examination. An online English language test is also available for students who apply through one of UP Education’s official agent representatives.

Please contact us for more details.

The Campbell Institute

Please contact us for details.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies

Fast-track: 8/9 months (3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard: 1 year (4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
Extended: 18 months (6 terms) IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies

Fast-track: 6 months (2 terms) IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard: 8/9 months (3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard Plus: 1 year (4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
Academic English for Foundation: 3 months (1 term) IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)

Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme

Fast-track: 6 months (2 terms) IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard: 8/9 months (3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard Plus: 1 year (4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)

*Does not apply to students with a New Zealand visa approval rate of 80% or less when studying at a PTE.