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Intakes and Fees

Applying for The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) is simple.

Applications can be made in person at our University of Auckland International College Auckland campus, online, or by filling out a hard copy application form and emailing or posting it to us.

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.

Foundation Connect is a comprehensive six-month extension programme that provides targeted preparation for Foundation. Students at the end of the 6-month Foundation Connect programme will be individually appraised to check that they have achieved the set criteria of entry into Standard Foundation.

Pathways Link Programme is a one-year programme will offer successful students entry into Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies programmes. There are two intakes in 2024 – February and July.

2024 Intakes

NOTE: Orientation is compulsory for all students to attend.

Programme optionDuration2024 Intake dates 2024 On Campus Orientation
Accelerated6 months (2 terms)12 February, 9 September7 February, 4 September
Fast-track8/9 months (3 terms)29 April, 14 October22 April, 8 October
Standard12 months (4 terms)12 February, 22 July7 February, 16 July
Foundation Connect6 months (2 terms) 12 February, 29 April,
22 July, 14 October
7 February, 22 April,
16 July, 8 October
Pathways Link Programme (PLP)12 months 12 February
22 July
7 February
16 July

How much does the programme cost?

NOTE: The fees below are only for enrolments starting in 2024.

Information updated on 11th October 2023.

Programme optionTuition fees (NZD)
Foundation Connect*$16,750
Pathways Link Programme (PLP)*$32,000

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

Additional feesNZD
Enrolment fee$450
Resource fee Pathways Link Programme$2,000
Medical and travel insurance (12 months)^$810
University of Auckland Student Services FeeRefer to the University website

*Students starting with Foundation Connect / Pathways Link Programme will pay the Resource and Enrolment fees once and will not be charged again upon progression to Foundation.

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

International Student Support and Accommodation Fees