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The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies

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About the University

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies will guarantee you entry into your chosen undergraduate degree programme at The University of Auckland.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies is offered only through ACG Pathways.

We prepare international students for entry into The University of Auckland’s undergraduate degrees through this specialised programme, which is designed to meet entry requirements while also developing study skills for the challenges of a degree programme.

By successfully completing this certificate, you will have a guaranteed pathway to the University of Auckland. The certificate is also recognised by all other New Zealand universities.

The certificate takes 8 to 18 months (three to six terms) to complete, depending on your academic background and proficiency in English. The programme includes core training in English, academic subject knowledge and developing your independent learning skills.

You will select four or five subjects, plus English for Academic Purposes (EAP). An additional course in Study and Information Skills will prepare you for study at university level.


The ACG Pathways Campus is located in the heart of Auckland City, close to Auckland University’s main campus as well as a wide range of accommodation options and public transport.