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Intake &Term Dates

Intakes

The Victoria University of Wellington 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.

Courses Duration English level
Fast-track 6 months (2 terms) IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard 8/9 months (3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard Plus 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)

The academic year is divided into four terms and there are four starting dates each year. Fast-track, Standard, Standard Plus and Extended are available at the start of each term.

Starting Dates 2019

Course Date
Fast-track Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October
Standard Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October
Standard Plus Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October
Extended Tuesday 22 January; Monday 15 April; Monday 15 July; Monday 7 October

These starting dates include orientation, which is compulsory to attend.