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Entry to University

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies prepares students for entry to ACG partner university, the University of Auckland.

To qualify for the Certificate in Foundation Studies, students must successfully complete the full requirements of four passes (40%) and gain an IELTS score of 6.0, or English B grade minimum. For guaranteed entry to the degrees, students also need minimum aggregate marks and any additional requirements that are specified.

This foundation qualification has also been approved for entry to several Australian universities, including The Australian National University (ANU), The University of Adelaide, La Trobe University and Monash University.

Two offers of place from the start

Students who enrol in the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies will receive two offers of place – a letter of offer for the foundation course and a conditional offer of place for the University of Auckland.  A confirmed offer of place will be issued by the University of Auckland when students have successfully completed the Certificate in Foundation Studies.

Other Universities accepting ACG students

All New Zealand Universities accept the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies qualification as meeting University Entrance. Over 10,000 students have been through the foundation programmes delivered by ACG on behalf of various New Zealand universities. Most students continue onto their original choice of university from their foundation programme, however for some, circumstances change and they look to complete their degree overseas. While no formal agreement exists, foundation students are known to have been accepted into the following institutions:

  • Australia
    • Australian National University
    • Bond University
    • Curtin University of Technology
    • La Trobe University
    • Macquarie University
    • Monash University Melbourne
    • Swinburne University
    • University of Adelaide
    • University of Melbourne
    • University of Queensland
    • University of Southern Queensland
    • University of Sydney
    • University of Technology Sydney
    • University of Western Australia
  • North America
    • California State University East Bay
    • City University of New York
    • National Autonomous University of México
    • Northern Arizona University
    • Oregon State University
    • Ryerson University
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of Hawaii
  • Europe
    • HIALS (Aalesund University College, Norway)
    • University of Amsterdam
    • University of Birmingham
    • University of Maastricht (the Netherlands)
    • University of Manchester
    • University of Nottingham (UK campus)
  • Asia
    • Maranatha Christian University
    • Nanyang Technological University
    • RMIT International University Vietnam
    • Singapore Management University
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • University of Nottingham (Ningbo campus)
  • Other
    • Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas
    • Prince Mohammad Bin Fahad University