New Zealand’s border will now be fully reopened from 11.59pm on 31 July 2022– three months earlier than originally planned. This means that international students are eligible to apply for visas to study in New Zealand from 31 July 2022. Learn more about Frequently Ask Questions. 

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) programme is your first step towards studying a Bachelor or higher degree with us. 

Our integrated approach to Foundation Studies means that this is your first step as a University of Auckland student.

Enrol online now, for the support and encouragement to prepare for your future study in New Zealand

International students who come to the University of Auckland can proudly claim to be part of the highest-ranked university in New Zealand – with many of our subjects ranked in the Top 50 in the world.

Student stories

Student Stories

Zizhan Chen’s Story

“If you want to have an overseas experience, please remember, the teacher will not force you to study, you must learn by yourself without teachers, do not waste the time and money, only successful at study, the future will be better.”

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Student Stories

Xia Xu’s Story

“New Zealand is a beautiful and culturally diverse country. I am attracted by excellent educational resources. I learned from some sources that UPIC/UoAIC has excellent faculty resources and it is one of the main ways to get into the University of Auckland”

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Student Stories

Menghe Zhu’s Story

“My hometown is Wuhan, China, an eight-hour flight from Auckland. I am honored to have traveled nearly 10,000 kilometers to take classes with my teachers and classmates in Auckland, and I have had a fulfilling and enjoyable year at UoA International College.”

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Student Stories

Sujin’s Story

“There is no better place than UP International College to begin preparation for an English-speaking university in New Zealand. The Certificate in Foundation Studies programme has helped me gain the knowledge, skills and confidence for success at the University of Auckland.”

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Student Stories

Anna’s Story

“Studying abroad can be tough at first but if you set yourself goals and work hard you will be amazed by how much easier it gets, and how you can make your future happen.”

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Student Stories

Jooyoung’s Story

“There are a lot of great countries to study in but New Zealand sounded like it suited me. It’s beautiful, safe and friendly, and it’s less expensive than other countries.”

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