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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies:

Students must be at least 16 years of age and be able to show proof of successful academic experience and qualifications at:

  • New Zealand Year 12 level (NCEA Level 2); or
  • Grade 12/11 (Asia); or
  • Senior high school 3rd/2nd year, or
  • agreed equivalent

 

For the 6-month (two-term) Fast-track programme option:

  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all bands); or
  • ACG English School Academic Level 5; or
  • equivalent in ACG English Language Test (ACGELT); or
  • agreed equivalent

For the 8-month (three-term) Standard programme option:

  • IELTS 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all bands); or
  • ACG English School Academic Level 4; or
  • equivalent in ACG English Language Test (ACGELT); or
  • agreed equivalent

For the 12-month (four-term) Standard Plus programme option:

  • IELTS 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all bands); or
  • ACG English School Academic Level 3; or
  • equivalent in ACG English Language Test (ACGELT); or
  • agreed equivalent

For the 18-month (six-term) Extended programme option:

  • IELTS 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in all bands); or
  • ACG English School Academic Level 2; or
  • equivalent in ACG English Language Test (ACGELT); or
  • agreed equivalent