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About Taylors College Auckland

Start your academic journey in the best possible way with Taylors College and prepare for degree study at the University of Auckland. Taylors College Auckland is a modern learning environment which provides the academic, technical and personal support you need to succeed on your chosen university degree.

Established in 1920, Taylors College has been providing educational programmes for over 100 years. It has an unrivalled track record in helping ambitious international students like you progress to university. Taylors College is part of Study Group.

Your pathway to a top 100 university

The University of Auckland's Foundation Studies Certificate programme, taught at Taylors College is designed specifically for international students and offers a direct path to an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland. Taylors also offers a Pre-Foundation programme and an English Language Preparation course*. When you successfully complete the programme, you will go on to study at the University, provided you meet the entry requirements for your intended degree programme.

State-of-the-art facilities

State-of-the-art facilities

The excellent facilities on Taylors College Auckland's well-equipped campus enable you to achieve your best while you are studying there:

  • Art and design studio
  • Computer laboratories
  • Science laboratories
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Library
  • Common room with a piano
  • Pool table
  • Health Centre
  • Wi-Fi internet access, and more.

Immerse yourself in university life

Although you will be studying the Foundation Studies Certificate programme at Taylors College, you will be part of the University of Auckland from your first day at the College. You will have access to all the clubs and societies as well as facilities such as the library and learning resources.

You can also visit the University campus for a day of lectures, tours and talks. This will give you an insight into your degree options and will introduce you to university life. University staff will visit Taylors College campus to tell you more and will offer one-on-one appointments if you need additional help or advice.

A strong support network to help you succeed

Taylors College creates a dynamic and interactive learning environment and provides tailored support to help you succeed. Teachers are highly skilled in supporting international students and there is a dedicated team of multilingual student welfare staff.

Your new home

You will begin your academic adventure on the Taylors College campus, located in the heart of Auckland. Taylors College is only a 10-minute walk from the University of Auckland campus, meaning you can start experiencing life as a student in Auckland before you begin your degree.

Studying and living in Auckland, New Zealand, offers an exciting mix of city life, relaxed beaches, beautiful scenery and adventure activities. It is also one of the most liveable cities in the world and rated a top 3 city for quality of life (Mercer Quality of Living Index 2019).

Where is Auckland?

Auckland (or Tāmaki Makaurau in Māori) is located on New Zealand’s North Island, set between two beautiful harbours and surrounded by sandy beaches and natural wonders. It is New Zealand's largest city, and was named as the world's third best city to live in by the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living survey and in the top 30 cities to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2024).

*The Pre-Foundation programme and the English Language Preparation course are delivered by Taylors College Auckland, and registered under the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Taylors College is the trading name of Study Group NZ (Auckland) Limited.

Clara from Vietnam

"Taylors College Auckland gave me a really good foundation, friends-wise and education-wise with teaching and study techniques. It helped a lot to get me to where I am now, confident and studying."

Clara from Vietnam
Studied Auckland Foundation Year (now replaced by the Foundation Studies Certificate)
Now studying Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland

Lindsay Spedding - Principal, Taylors College Auckland

"We have a wealth of experience in preparing students for university level study, and we provide a caring and supportive learning environment that allows students to reach their potential, academically and personally. I look forward to welcoming you on campus."

Lindsay Spedding
Principal, Taylors College Auckland


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Welcome to your home from home! Discover your accommodation options when you study at Taylors College Auckland and find the best fit for you.

Student life

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Get to know student life in Auckland before you arrive. When you study in in New Zealand, you can enjoy an exciting mix of city life, relaxed beaches, beautiful scenery and adventure activities.

Working after studies

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Begin your career in New Zealand. Read our helpful information student visas and working rights for ambitious international students like you – as well as hearing from previous students.

Meet the teachers

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Get to know your teachers before you arrive at Taylors College. Our staff are experts in their field and can’t wait to support you during your studies in Auckland.

University of Auckland

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After successfully completing your programme at Taylors College, you will progress to degree study at the University of Auckland.