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English Entry Requirements

Students whose first language is not English and who do not complete an ACG Education English course, must demonstrate their English language proficiency.

Students who successfully complete an ACG Education English course at the appropriate level, and who meet the stated academic entry requirements, have guaranteed entry into all ACG programmes*.

Students are required to meet the following minimum English entry requirements.

ACG English School & levels & IELTS Equivalent

ACG English School's Academic level IELTS equivalent
Level 1 IELTS 4.0 (a minimum of 3.5 in all bands)
Level 2 IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)
Level 3 IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Level 5 IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.5 in all bands)

The ACG English Language Test (ACGELT) is available for students who have not completed an IELTS or TOEFL Examination. An online English language test is also available for students who apply through one of ACG’s official agent representatives.

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Campbell Institute

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The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies

Fast-track: 8/9 months (three terms) IELTS 5.5
Standard: 1 year (four terms) IELTS 5.0
Extended: 18 months (six terms) IELTS 4.5

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies

Fast-track: 6 months (two terms) IELTS 5.5**
Standard: 8/9 months (three terms) IELTS 5.5
Standard Plus: 1 year (four terms) IELTS 5.0
Academic English for Foundation: 3 months (one term) IELTS 4.5

Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme

Fast-track: 6 months (two terms) IELTS 6.0
Standard: 8/9 months (three terms) IELTS 5.5
Standard Plus: 1 year (four terms) IELTS 5.0

*Does not apply to students with a New Zealand Visa Approval rate of 80% or less when studying at a PTE.

**IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 6.0, with at least one being in reading or writing, and no band less than 5.0), or IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.