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The University of Auckland

Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is the top university in New Zealand and ranked among the top 100 universities globally (QS World University Rankings 2024). Studying the University of Auckland’s Foundation Studies Certificate programme will prepare you for your undergraduate degree at the University. You will study your programme on campus at Taylors College while at the same time benefiting from access to all the University's facilities.

International focus

The University of Auckland has over 44,000 students. More than 8,800 of these are international students from 120 different countries worldwide. This diversity of perspectives and cultures enriches the entire University community. To further your cultural experience, you also have an opportunity to study a semester abroad at one of the University’s 180 partners around the world.

University of Auckland Foundation Pathway High Achiever Award

The top students of the Foundation Studies Certificate programme are also eligible to receive a University of Auckland award of up to NZ$10,000.

Download more information on the High Achiever Award.

Degrees and faculties

After successfully completing the Foundation Studies Certificate programme, you can progress to a full range of undergraduate degree programmes at the University of Auckland.

There are eight faculties at the University:

  •  Arts
  •  Business
  •  Creative Arts and Industries*
  •  Education and Social Work
  •  Engineering
  •  Law
  •  Medical and Health Sciences
  •  Science

* Includes Architecture, Dance Studies, Fine Arts, Music and Urban Planning


in the world for graduate employability

(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)


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Begin your study experience in New Zealand at Taylors College Auckland. Choose from our study programmes and prepare for your degree at the University of Auckland.

How to apply

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Ready to join us in Auckland? Learn more about the application process to join us at Taylors College and begin your academic adventure with us.

Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor

"In an increasingly globally connected world, a qualification from an internationally renowned institution such as the University of Auckland helps provide the life skills and academic foundation you need to realize your potential.  We are a global top 100 university, committed to providing our international students access to some of the best educators in the world, and to supporting our graduates as they build successful international careers. Take your first step- the Taylors College Foundation Studies Certificate will equip you with the skills you need to join us here at the University of Auckland."

Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor
The University of Auckland