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Intakes and start dates


The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies takes 6 to 18 months (two to six terms) to complete, depending on the student’s academic background and level of English.

Courses Duration English Level
Accelerated 6 months (2 terms) IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.5 in all bands); or agreed equivalent
Fast-track 8/9 months (3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard 12 months (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)

Start dates 2020

Course Date
Accelerated 28 January, 15 July
Fast-track 28 April, 2 October
Standard 28 January, 15 July
Extended 28 January, 15 July

These start dates include Orientation, which students must attend.