Your pathway to a world-class education in New Zealand

The University of Auckland's Foundation Studies Certificate is your pathway to undergraduate study at New Zealand's top university.

Starting your studies

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COVID-19 guidance

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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 33 subjects ranked in the top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).

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.

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.

Top 100

For 37 subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

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2nd safest

country in the world (Coronavirus Health and Safety Countries ranking, Deep Knowledge Ventures)

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Living in Auckland

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. 

Taylors College Auckland

Taylors College is your pathway to an undergraduate degree at the University. Learn about the College, programmes you can study and how to apply.


  • Taylors College Auckland opens Remote Learning Centre at the Shanghai Institute of Technology

    06 July 2021

    During the global pandemic, Taylors College Auckland is committed to providing students the best experience and highest quality education. With COVID-19 continuing to impact student mobility in New Zealand, we are pleased to announce the opening of Taylors College Auckland Remote Learning Centre on 9th July 2021.

  • 5 reasons to study a Bachelor of Commerce

    09 April 2021
    Student carrying tote bag with plant pattern stands in light filled foyer at the University of 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. Business is not just about big ideas; it is all about people, so interpersonal and communication skills are key. When you graduate, you could work in one of the fastest-moving and most exciting global sectors.

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