Foundation Studies Certificate

The University of Auckland

Your pathway to the University of Auckland – New Zealand’s top ranked university

The Foundation Studies Certificate, owned by the University of Auckland, is a new programme available from January 2020. Replacing the Auckland Foundation Year (AFY), the programme will be delivered by Taylors College on behalf of the University of Auckland.

Find out more about the programme here.

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A guaranteed pathway to university

By successfully completing the AFY programme and meeting minimum entry requirements, you are guaranteed a place at the University of Auckland, AUT University or Massey University

Outstanding progression rates

For the last four consecutive years, over 90% of our students received an offer from a partner university

A highly respected qualification

As well as our three partner universities, all universities in New Zealand recognise the AFY qualification

Why choose Taylors?

Taylors College Auckland offers university pathways to three world-ranked universities in New Zealand. Live in the buzzing and cosmopolitan city of Auckland and receive a world-class education.

Our programmes

We offer the Auckland Foundation Year Programme, a Pre-Foundation Programme, and an English Preparation course to prepare you for entry into one of our three university partners.

University partners

When you study overseas with Taylors College Auckland, you can progress to some of New Zealand's top universities — The University of Auckland, AUT University or Massey University. 

Auckland Foundation Year student Mooksha

"Taylors College has a balance between university and school. The teachers teach you and if you go to them for help they will help you, but they try and give you independence to show you what it will be like at university. However you are not forced to cope on your own. It’s really comfortable. There is a nice environment and friendliness between the teachers and the students."

Mooskaa from Pakistan