ACG Foundation Studies

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The University Foundation Studies programmes offered by ACG prepare international students for entry into undergraduate degrees at the University of Auckland, AUT University or Victoria University of Wellington. The goal of each of the programmes is to ensure that students not only meet the entry requirements but are prepared for the challenges of the degree programmes. At ACG, we lay the foundations for future success.

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies

Pathway to the AUT

The AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies is exclusively delivered by ACG.

The programme is designed to prepare international students who wish to enter AUT University in New Zealand. Successful completion of The Certificate in Foundation Studies guarantees entry into AUT and is accepted by all New Zealand Universities.

There are three course options, ranging from 6 to 12 months in length, designed to meet the needs of each student. There are four starting dates per year in January, May, July and October. The curriculum incorporates all the latest developments in its specialist areas.

The Foundation Studies programme is taught at the ACG Pathways Campus which is located in the heart of Auckland City, close to a wide range of accommodation options and public transport.

Progression to the AUT

Graduates of the AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies are guaranteed a place in the AUT degree course of their choice if they satisfy prerequisite subjects with a score of at least 65% in English. We have an outstanding success rate of our graduates going directly to the AUT University.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to Study Options. Applicants will need to complete the ACG Application Form and submit it, with original academic certificates from final year of schooling and English language proficiency scores (latter is only required if English is not an applicant’s first language), to Study Options, 83 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2DP. All original documentation will be returned to the student by secure delivery.

Fees and entry requirements

The programme is offered in various formats, including a fast-track completion option and a standard plus course. ACG Admissions will advise which format is suitable, based on an applicant’s academic background. The formats range in duration from 6 months to 12 months. Contact Study Options to find out more about this foundation programme including entry requirements

The tuition fee starts from NZ$16,700.

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies

Pathway to the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies is exclusively delivered by ACG.

The programme is designed to prepare international students who wish to enter the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Successful completion of The Certificate in Foundation Studies guarantees entry into the University of Auckland and is accepted by all New Zealand Universities.

There are four starting dates each year. The Standard and Extended Entries start in late January and mid-July while the Fast-track Entry commences in late April and early October. There is a post-foundation programme for students who would benefit from an additional half year of study. Students select four or five subjects plus IELTS preparation and Information and Communication skills.

The Foundation Studies programme is taught at the ACG Pathways Campus which is located in the heart of Auckland City, close to a wide range of accommodation options and public transport.

Progression to the University of Auckland

Graduates of The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies are guaranteed a place in the University of Auckland degree course of their choice if they satisfy prerequisite subjects with a score of at least B in English. We have an outstanding success rate of our graduates going directly to the University of Auckland.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to Study Options. Applicants will need to complete the ACG Application Form and submit it, with original academic certificates from final year of schooling and English language proficiency scores (latter is only required if English is not an applicant’s first language), to Study Options, 83 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2DP. All original documentation will be returned to the student by secure delivery.

Fees and entry requirements

The programme is offered in various formats, including a fast-track completion option and an extended course. ACG Admissions will advise which format is suitable, based on an applicant’s academic background. The formats range in duration from 8/9 months to 18 months.

The tuition fee starts from NZ$24,000.

The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme

Pathway to the Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme is delivered by ACG.

The programme is designed to prepare international students who wish to enter Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Successful completion of the Foundation Studies guarantees entry into the Victoria University and is accepted by all New Zealand Universities.

There are three course options, ranging from 6 to 12 months in length, designed to meet the needs of each student. There are four starting dates per year in January, April, July and October. The curriculum incorporates all the latest developments in its specialist areas.

The Foundation Studies programme is taught in Wellington, the Capital City of New Zealand with excellent facilities and a lively calendar of events throughout the year.  

Progression to the Victoria University of Wellington

Graduates of the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme are guaranteed a place in the Victoria University degree course of their choice if they satisfy prerequisite subjects with a score of at least 50% in English.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to Study Options. Applicants will need to complete the ACG Application Form and submit it, with original academic certificates from final year of schooling and English language proficiency scores (latter is only required if English is not an applicant’s first language), to Study Options, 83 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2DP. All original documentation will be returned to the student by secure delivery.

Fees and entry requirements

The programme is flexible, taking 6, 8 or 12 months to complete. ACG Admissions will advise which format is suitable, based on an applicant’s academic background.

The tuition fee starts from NZ$16,700.

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