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The University of Auckland
Certificate in Foundation Studies

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies transitions international students into an undergraduate degree programme of choice at New Zealand’s top university.

Your steps to an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Auckland:

  • Relearn the content subjects you need for your degree programme, in English
  • Upskill in academic English
    • Understand lectures clearly
    • Write stronger essays
    • Read written content more effectively
    • Take useful notes
    • Improve pronunciation and confidence when speaking/presenting
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Learn independent study skills
  • University pathways

    Students who successfully complete the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies to prescribed standards are guaranteed entry into an appropriate University of Auckland undergraduate degree.

    The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies is accredited by Universities New Zealand and is recognised for entry to all New Zealand universities.

  • Two offers of place from the start

    Students who enrol in the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies  receive two offers of place: a letter of offer for the Foundation Studies programme, and a conditional offer of admission for the University of Auckland.  A confirmed offer of admission is issued once you meet the standards required for the degree programme, as well as other entry requirements.

  • Academic excellence – the key to success

    UP Education recruits top specialists in each field of study for best possible results. Programmes are tailored to individual student needs and abilities, and classes are delivered by dedicated professional educators. Teaching is a mix of lectures, tutorials and self-study periods, with 24–27 hours of contact teaching each week, and another 20 hours per week of self-study. Each student is assigned a tutor for  counselling, support and guidance.

  • Scholarships

    The top student completing the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies each term receives a NZ$5,000 scholarship towards tuition fees in the first year of their undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland.

Foundation Studies graduates excel at the University of Auckland.