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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 optionDurationIntake date (2022)Orientation start date (2022)
Accelerated6 months (2 terms)8 February, 5 September24 January, 1 September
Fast-track8/9 months (3 terms)26 April, 10 October20 April, 3 October
Standard12 months (4 terms)1 February, 18 July24 January, 11 July

How much does the programme cost?

NOTE: The fees below are only for enrolments starting in 2022.

Programme optionTuition fees (NZD)

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 University insurance premium when enrolment is completed.