The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies takes 6 to 18 months (two to six terms) to complete, depending on the student’s academic background and level of English.
|Accelerated||6 months (2 terms)||IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.5 in all bands); or agreed equivalent|
|Fast-track||8/9 months (3 terms)||IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)|
|Standard||12 months (4 terms)||IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)|
|Extended||18 months (6 terms)||IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)|
|Accelerated||Thursday 31 January; Thursday 18 July|
|Fast-track||Monday 29 April; Monday 7 October|
|Standard||Thursday 31 January; Thursday 18 July|
|Extended||Thursday 31 January; Thursday 18 July|
These starting dates include orientation, which is compulsory to attend.