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AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies

About the University

ACG Pathways is the exclusive provider of the AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies.

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 recognised 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, May, July and October. The curriculum includes up-to-date specialist knowledge areas, core training in English and independent learning skills.


The ACG Pathways 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.