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International pathway programmes for studying in NZ

At Taylors College Auckland, you will prepare for undergraduate success at the best university in New Zealand – which is also a world top 100 university.

By studying the University of Auckland’s Foundation Studies Certificate programme at Taylors College, you will gain the academic and English skills you need for your degree.

From your first day you will have access to all the University’s facilities, while still feeling part of the campus at Taylors College. Our campus is located just 10 minutes’ walk from the University, allowing you to easily integrate into student life. Choosing the Foundation Studies Certificate programme will help you adjust to life in New Zealand alongside other international students and help you gain confidence in your communication skills.

Programmes at Taylors College Auckland have been specially designed for international students to make sure you receive the best start to your education in New Zealand.

(The Foundation Studies Certificate programme is owned by the University of Auckland and delivered by Taylors College. The Pre-Foundation programme is developed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and delivered by Study Group NZ (Auckland) Limited trading as Taylors College. The English Language Preparation course, developed by NZQA, is delivered by Study Group NZ (Auckland) Limited trading as Taylors College.)

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 at Taylors College are frequently assessed.

Access the external evaluation and review process by NZQA.

Taylors College has been approved by Universities New Zealand to accept international, New Zealand Permanent Residents (PRs) and domestic students into the Foundation Studies Certificate programme.

Find your pathway programme

The University of Auckland’s Foundation Studies Certificate, delivered by Taylors College Auckland, is your pathway to an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland. Find out more information on the pages below, or check entry requirements and how to apply.

Foundation Studies Certificate programme

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Designed specifically for international students, develop your English language, academic knowledge and study skills to succeed on an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland.

University Progression

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Complete your Foundation Study Certificate and choose what degree you progress to at 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.

Yee from Malaysia

"Studying in Taylors College provides a variety of subjects and knowledge that can help you and it's very close to the programme at the University. They also give you some kind of inspiration to help you realise what you really want to do."

Yee from Malaysia
Studied Auckland Foundation Year (now replaced by the Foundation Studies Certificate)