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Intakes & Term Dates


The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies takes 8 to 18 months (three to six terms) to complete, depending on the student’s academic background and level of English.

Courses Duration English Level
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 (4 terms) IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)

Starting Dates 2019

Course Date
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.