Success Story

Chunxu Chen

While still living in China, Chunxu learnt that completing a Foundation Studies course could help her prepare for studying Nursing at AUT University in New Zealand.

“UP International College is a great platform to prepare you for future studies – the Foundation Studies teachers are specialised in helping international students tackle their learning weaknesses. I loved the open learning style where questions and discussion were welcome, and I also found the group work helpful. This boosted my confidence – a skill that was very much needed during my undergraduate studies and when working as a student nurse in clinical placements.”

Now a qualified nurse, Chunxu hopes to specialise in gerontology.

Chunxu Chen

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies
• 4 intakes per year
• Programmes of 6–18 months’ duration
• Guaranteed pathway to an undergraduate degree at AUT University

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Jingyan Ji

Jingyan chose to do the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme as a bridge to English-language university study.

Christy Cheung

Completing the six-month AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies Fast-track programme gave Christy the smooth pathway she was seeking to study Nursing at AUT University.

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