Your pathway to a world-class education in New Zealand

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

Online Learning

We’re looking forward to welcoming you

We are open for you to join us for your studies and are looking forward to welcoming you on campus. If you are based offshore and cannot travel to New Zealand while borders remain closed, you can start your programme online from home. We’ll help get you on the right course and on the path to a successful career.

Before you begin your academic studies, you can benefit from orientation activities (face-to-face or online), giving you the tools to succeed in your programme. In order to create the safest possible learning environment, you’ll benefit from a mixture of face-to-face learning and additional online learning.

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 33 subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

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Top 3

Safest country in the world during COVID-19 pandemic (DKV, Coronavirus Health and Safety Countries Ranking)

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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.

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