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 2021). 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 $5000.

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 2020)

Why study at the University of Auckland?

Find out more about the University of Auckland, including clubs and societies, support available on campus, careers services and key rankings.

Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon

"The University of Auckland provides an exciting and stimulating environment for its students. Currently, 8,800 international students are studying at the University of Auckland, testimony to both the University’s comprehensive range of research-based study programmes and the recognition they are receiving internationally. I am pleased to confirm the arrangement with Taylors College Auckland for delivering the Foundation Studies Certificate programme and preparing students for entry into degree programmes at the University."

Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor
The University of Auckland

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