Victoria University of Wellington
Foundation Studies Programme

The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme* is taught by UP International College New Zealand to prepare international students for entry into the Universities undergraduate courses.

*Registered as UP International College Studies Programme with NZQA and approved by Universities N.Z

Victoria University – Foundation Studies

The programme ensures you not only meet Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate course entry requirements but that you are fully prepared for the challenges of degree-level study. Classes are delivered by caring, highly-qualified teachers in a supportive and personalised learning environment.

Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality* and has eight teaching faculties.

* 2019 Performance-based Research Fund

01.

University Pathways

Students who successfully complete a Foundation Studies programme are guaranteed entry to an appropriate Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate degree.

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

Flexibility

Students who successfully complete a Foundation Studies programme are guaranteed entry to an appropriate Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate degree.

University pathway

Students who successfully complete a Foundation Studies programme are guaranteed entry to an appropriate Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate degree.

Two offers of place from the start

Students who apply for the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme receive two offers of place: a letter of offer for Foundation Studies, and a conditional letter of offer for an undergraduate degree at the University. An unconditional offer of place is issued once you complete the programme and meet admission requirements.

02.

Intakes and Fees

Select a programme that matches your academic level and English language ability. If you don’t meet the English language requirements of your Foundation Studies programme, enrol first in a Campbell Institute General English course at the same campus (courses start each week, all year).

CourseDurationEnglish LevelStart DatesTuition Fee (NZD)Resources Fee* (NZD)
Fast Track6 months
(2 terms)
IELTS 6.0
(a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
or Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 3, or agreed equivalent
27 January, 20 April,
13 July, 5 October
18,000800
Standard8/9 months
(3terms)

IELTS 5.5
(a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
or Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 2, or agreed equivalent

27 January, 20 April,
13 July, 5 October
21,000800
Standard Plus12 months
(4 terms)

IELTS 5.0
(a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
or Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 1, or agreed equivalent

27 January, 20 April,
13 July, 5 October
28,000800
Extended18 months
(6 terms)

IELTS 4.5
(a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)
or agreed equivalent

27 January,
13 July,
42,7501,200
Fast Track
Duration 6 months (2 terms)
English Level IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 3, or agreed equivalent
Start Dates 27 January, 20 April, 13 July, 5 October
Tuition Fee (NZD)
18,000

Resources Fee*(NZD) 800
Standard
Duration 8/9 months (3terms)
English Level IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 2, or agreed equivalent
Start Dates 27 January, 20 April, 13 July, 5 October
Tuition Fee (NZD) 21,000
Resources Fee*(NZD) 800
Standard Plus
Duration 12 months (4 terms)
English Level IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands) or Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 1, or agreed equivalent
Start Dates 27 January, 20 April, 13 July, 5 October
Tuition Fee (NZD) 28,000
Resources Fee*(NZD) 800
Extended
Duration 18 months (6 terms)
English Level IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
Start Dates 27 January
Tuition Fee (NZD) 42,750
Resources Fee*(NZD) 1200

*Covers all standard learning resources, including textbooks (paper-based and online), exercise books and access to Blackboard Learning Management System learning resources (past exams and assessments).

Additional Fees(NZD)​

Registration fee400
Medical and travel insurance*(12 months)633
Foundation Studies examination fee350
IELTS examination fee (for degrees requiring IELTS)385
Examination resit fee50

*International students must have comprehensive medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. The UP International College Southern Cross Healthcare policy covers students for the duration of the sutdent visa.

03.

Subjects

Subjects for standard full year foundation studies programmes

  • English for Tertiary Study (I and II, 40 credits)
  • Introductory Mathematics (10 credits)
  • New Zealand Culture and Society (10 credits)
  • Calculus
  • Design and Society (I and II)
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Studies
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Studies
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies (I and II)
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics (I and II)
  • Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics
  • Tourism (I and II)

 

(Not all subjects offered each term)
04.

Location & Facilities

UP International College campus is conveniently located in central Wellington, a short walk from Victoria University of Wellington, and close to public transport, accommodation, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Victoria foundation students have the same rights and privileges as other Victoria University of Wellington students*. Support services include student learning support, health service, counselling, financial advice and disabilities service. University facilities include a recreation centre, extensive libraries, cafes, bookshops and banking facilities, prayer rooms, student associations and more.

* A University Student Service Levy is required for access to these services click here to find out more

Contact us
Location
AUCKLAND

345 Queen St
Auckland, New Zealand

Postal address
PO Box 78-359
Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245

T +64 9 307 5399
F +64 9 377 7125

WELLINGTON

Level 3, West wing
Wellington Railway Station
2 Bunny St
Wellington 6011, New Zealand

T +64 4 9795566