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Intakes and term dates

Intakes

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.

Courses Duration English level
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.

2019 start dates

Course Dates
Fast-track Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October
Standard Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October
Standard Plus Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October
Extended Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October

These start dates include Orientation, which students must attend.

2020 start dates

Course Dates
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, 20 April, 13 July, 5 October

These start dates include Orientation, which students must attend.