The Victoria University of Wellington 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.
|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||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)|
The academic year is divided into four terms and there are four starting dates each year. Fast-track, Standard, Standard Plus and Extended are available at the start of each term.
|Fast-track||27 January, 20 April, 13 July, 5 October|
|Standard||27 January, 20 April, 13 July, 5 October|
|Standard Plus||27 January, 20 April, 13 July, 5 October|
|Extended||27 January, 13 July,|
These start dates include Orientation, which students must attend.