Why choose Taylors College Auckland?

About Taylors College Auckland

We have developed our programmes specifically for international students, to offer a direct path to university. When you successfully complete the Auckland Foundation Year you are guaranteed a place at one of our three New Zealand partner universities, provided you meet the University entry requirements for your intended degree programme. For the last four years, our student progression rate has been over 90%.

Guaranteed pathways to top universities in New Zealand

The Auckland Foundation Year (AFY) is a university preparation programme of the University of Auckland, taught at Taylors College in Auckland. On the programme you will study academic subjects, gain study skills, improve your English language level and receive specialist career skills support.

Once you have successfully completed the programme, you are guaranteed entry to University of Auckland and our two other partner universities; AUT and Massey University. Your foundation qualification will also be recognised by all other New Zealand universities and Group of Eight universities in Australia. Students from Taylors College Auckland have also gone to study in Europe and The USA.

A choice of programmes

You can choose from two different programme lengths, based on your academic skills and English language level - standard and intensive. If you need additional support before joining the Auckland Foundation Year we offer a Pre-Foundation Programme to provide you with the essential knowledge needed on the course. You can also study our English Language Preparation Programme before your foundation year to improve your English. 

Top reasons to study abroad at Taylors College Auckland:

  • Earn a highly respected qualification
  • Improve your English language skills
  • Your exam papers are moderated by the University of Auckland
  • Receive strong support
  • Maximise your academic performance with individual attention in class and smaller tutorial sizes
  • Receive help with your university application
  • Enjoy fantastic results - in 2017, 93% of students received an offer from a partner university
  • Multiple intake dates mean you can study at a time that suits you
  • Enjoy world-class learning technology

Student stories: Damian

Damian, a student at AFY

New Zealand Education and Employability

When you choose to study at Taylors College Auckland you are given a career advantage as the New Zealand education system is considered one of the best in the world. Our students benefit from the high standards of teaching in New Zealand whilst they prepare for life at university.

Whilst you study at Taylors College Auckland, you are supported by CareerAhead. CareerAhead prepares you for your career by helping you develop skills that make you a highly employable graduate and confident individual.

New Zealand Qualification Authority Assessment - Top score

Taylors College excelled in the NZQA (New Zealand Qualification Authority) External Evaluation with Highly Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident in capability in self-assessment. This is the highest ranking that schools can gain and demonstrates the high standard of teaching, success rates and professionalism of Taylors College Auckland.

You can feel safe in the knowledge that our performance and educational quality are frequently assessed. 

Access the external quality assurance report by NZQA 

Open to New Zealand permanent residents and citizens

Taylors College has been approved by Universities New Zealand to accept international, New Zealand Permanent Residents (PRs) and domestic students into the Auckland Foundation Year. You can find out more on our frequently asked questions page

Why study abroad with Taylors College Auckland?

A guaranteed pathway to university

Three AFY students

Once you have successfully completed your Auckland Foundation Year programme, you are guaranteed a place to study at one of three leading universities in New Zealand; The University of Auckland, AUT University or Massey University

Created for international students

An AFY student studying

The Auckland Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, English language and study skills designed for international students. We also offer English Language Preparation to develop your English skills before you start

Excellent teaching and learning

An AFY student studying

Our students receive excellent results thanks to the high-quality teaching and excellent facilities available at Taylors College Auckland. We keep class sizes small so you receive lots of individual attention from your tutors