The University of Auckland

New Zealand’s highest ranked university is in the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, and is consistently ranked among the top 100 Universities in the world (QS World University Rankings). It also performs well in subject rankings, with 12 subjects ranked in the top 50 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

Direct progression

Owned by the University of Auckland and taught at Taylors College in Auckland, the Foundation Studies Certificate programme provides direct progression to an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland once successfully completed.

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Foundation Studies Certificate programme

The University of Auckland’s Foundation Studies Certificate programme is designed for international students and will develop your English language, study skills and academic knowledge needed for your undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland.

About the programme
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Top 100

For 12 subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)

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Peaceful New Zealand

Ranked second most peaceful country in the world. (Global Peace Index, 2021)

Auckland inspires

Studying and living in Auckland, New Zealand means you'll be part of a diverse city, also known as the country's commercial and innovation hub. You'll also be able to enjoy the relaxed beaches, beautiful scenery and adventure activities. Discover New Zealand’s North Island.

Explore Auckland


Business and commerce is all around us, from your local shop to the social media platforms you use every day. A degree in commerce will teach you key transferrable skills for life and for any industry you choose to work in. When you graduate, you could work in one of the fastest-moving and most exciting global sectors.