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Duration, Intakes and Fees

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) takes 6 to 12 months (two to four terms) to complete, depending on your academic background and level of English.


NOTE: Orientation is compulsory for all students to attend.

Programme option Duration Intake date (2023) Orientation start date (2023)
Accelerated 6 months (2 terms) 20 February, 4 September 13 February, 31 August
Fast-track 8/9 months (3 terms) 1 May, 9 October 26 April, 2 October
Standard 12 months (4 terms) 20 February, 17 July 13 February, 10 July
Foundation Connect 6 months (2 terms)  20 February, 1 May, 17 July,
9 October
13 February, 26 April, 10 July,
2 October

How much does the programme cost?

NOTE: The fees below are only for enrolments starting in 2023.

Programme option Tuition fees (NZD)
Accelerated $24,000
Fast-track $32,000
Standard $32,000
Foundation Connect $15,990

We also offer scholarships! Click here to learn more about the scholarships we offer.

Additional fees NZD
Application fee $400
University of Auckland Student Services Fee Refer to the University website
Medical and travel insurance^  Refer to the University website

^International students must have comprehensive medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. Enrolled international students will be charged Allianz’s Studentsafe Inbound Learners insurance premium when enrolment is completed.