The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies ensures international students can meet the entry requirements and are fully prepared for the challenges of AUT’s degree programme.
Successfully completing the certificate will guarantee your entry into an AUT undergraduate programme. The certificate is also recognized by all other New Zealand universities.
There are three-course options, ranging from 6 to 12 months, with four starting dates per year – in January, April, July, and October. The curriculum includes up-to-date specialist knowledge areas, core training in English and independent learning skills.
The UP International College Campus is located in the heart of Auckland City, close to AUT’s main campus as well as a wide range of accommodation and public transport options.
The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies prepares students for entry into AUT’s undergraduate programmes.
The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies puts students on the pathway to their degree of choice. It lays the foundations for future success, giving them the entry requirements for their chosen programme, and preparing them for the challenges of degree-level study.
New Zealand’s fastest growing university, AUT is home to 30,000 students including 5,700 international students from over 95 countries. AUT offers modern programmes from foundation through to Ph.D. and is known for its strong industry links and high graduate employment rate.
English I and English II
Academic English for Tertiary Study
Tertiary Study Skills
Culture and Society
Accounting I and II
Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry
Biology - Organisms and the Environment
Biology - Cell Biology and Energetics
Physics - ElectricityPhysics - Mechanics
We prepare students for assessments that will get them into AUT’s degree programmes.
Our assessments are benchmarked against international standards and are a stepping stone to achievement.
The final mark for subjects is made up of a combination of tests, assignments and the final exam.
The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies takes 6 to 12 months (two to five terms) to complete, depending on the student’s academic background and level of English.
Requirements for the AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies:
- Successful academic experience and qualifications at Year 12 (NZ) or Grade 12/11 (Asia), Senior High School 3rd/2nd Year, or equivalent
- Fast-track IELTS 6 with no bands lower than 5 or agreed equivalent
- Standard IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or equivalent
- Standard Plus IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands) or equivalent
About the School
As New Zealand’s largest provider of university foundation studies, our pathway programmes provide an ideal transition to university study and an outstanding opportunity for speakers of other language ... Read More