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Preparation for Foundation 1 and 2

“Younger students deserve a programme that gives them the best possible opportunities for further study. Our expert educators from around the world go above and beyond to ensure all our younger students are ready to study a foundation programme that will lead them to a top-ranked university.”

Mark Haines
Executive Principal
UP International College

Focused approach. Bright futures

Preparation for Foundation 1 and 2 for students aged 14-17 years

An exciting, immersive programme that guarantees international students entry to a prestigious university in Australia and New Zealand.

Preparation for Foundation is a specialised two-year programme that gives ambitious young students a powerful head start to a successful future.

It’s designed to fast-track international students aged 14-17 years to an UP Education Foundation Studies programme, from where they transition smoothly to one of our three prestigious university partners in New Zealand. The benefits of the programme are exceptional. It offers streamlined, flexible, highly focused learning and an immersive and supportive environment, with guaranteed access to a superior university education from an early age.

This is the start of an exciting, full UP Education journey that brings more than academic success. At UP International College we really understand international students, valuing the diversity that all young people bring to our student culture. Our whole-person focus means that students in our care thrive and grow as people as they learn.

How the programme compares

Preparation for Foundation is equivalent to the New Zealand national curriculum taught in New Zealand secondary schools, and offers the same key curriculum subjects: English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Business Studies, Music, Art, Drama and Physical Education.

Preparation for Foundation 1

New Zealand National
Curriculum for Year 10

Preparation for Foundation 2

New Zealand National
Curriculum for Year 11 using NCEA assessment

FEES 2020

PROGRAMME 2020 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FEES $NZD 2020 DOMESTIC STUDENT FEES $NZD
PREPARATION FOR FOUNDATION 1 and 2 $20,000 $13,000

TERM DATES 2020 / 2021

Dates include orientation for all students.

TERMS 2020 2021
TERM 1 26 January – 01 April
TERM 2 28 April – 24 June 19 April – 23 June
TERM 3 15 July – 18 September 14 July – 17 September
TERM 4 02 October – 10 December 04 October – 10 December