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The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies

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prepares international students  for entry into the University’s degree programmes. ACG offers the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies through ACG New Zealand International College.

prepares international students  for entry into the University’s degree programmes. ACG offers the University of Auckland

Why choose the Universityof Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies?
• The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies offers guaranteed pathways to the University of Auckland
• The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies is recognised by all New Zealand universities
• 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
• The curriculum includes core training in English and independent learning skills
• Students select four or five subjects plus English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
• Subjects available include: Accounting, Economics, Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry,Physics, Biology, Design, Geography*,Photography*, Painting* and Music*
• A special course in Study and InformationSkills prepares students for study at university level.The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies

University pathways
Successful completion of the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies to prescribed standards guarantees entry to an appropriate University of Auckland undergraduate degree. The New Zealand Vice Chancellors’ Committee has approved the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies for entry to all New Zealand universities. The Certificate has also been approved for entry to a range of Australian universities, including the Australian National University (ANU), the University of Adelaide, La Trobe University andMonash University.

Two offers of place from the start
All students who enrol in the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies will receive two offers of place at the time of application: A Letter of Offer for the Foundation Studies course and a Conditional Offer of Admission for the University of Auckland.A confirmed Offer of Admission will be issued by the University of Auckland to students whose results in the Certificate in Foundation Studies meet the published standards required for each of the University’s degree programmes, and who meet other entry requirements for admission to the University.

Entrance requirements for the Certificate in Foundation Studies
1. Successful academic experience and qualifications at Year 12 (NZ) or Grade 12/11 (Asia), Senior High School 3rd / 2nd year or equivalent.
2. For the 8-month (three-term) Fast-track Certificate in Foundation Studies: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 525/195 or equivalent in the ACG English Language Test (ACGELT), successful completion of ACG English School’s Academic Level 4 or other recognised equivalent;
3. For the 12-month (four-term) Standard Certificate in Foundation Studies: IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 500/173 or equivalent in the ACGELT, successful completion of ACG English School’s Academic Level 3 or other recognised equivalent;
4. For the 18-month (six-term) Extended Certificate in Foundation Studies: IELTS 4.5, TOEFL 450/133 or equivalent in the ACGELT, successful completion of ACG English School’s Academic Level 2 or other recognised equivalent.

Our flexible calendar
The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies programme lasts three to six terms. Each term lasts approximately 10 weeks and there is a two or three-week break before the next term. There is a seven-week break at the end of the calendar year.There are four intakes per year.

Starting Dates:
2014
Thursday 23 January (standard & extended)
Monday 5 May (fast-track)
Monday 28 July (standard, extended)
Monday 13 October (fast-track)
2015
Thursday 29 January (standard & extended)
Monday 20 April (fast-track)
Monday 20 July (standard & extended)
Monday 12 October (fast-track)

Academic excellence -
the key to success ACG recruits the best specialists in each field of study. A dedicated group of professional educators is committed to creating a study environment that focuses clearly on the learning needs of students. We personalise the learning experience by tailoring programmes to meet each student’s individual needs and which reflect their ability and prior learning. Teaching includes lessons, tutorials and self-study periods. Contact periods occupy an average of 25 hours per week. You are assigned a tutor, who provides counselling and is available to listen and help with any questions or difficulties you may have. You are expected to spend 20 hours per week in self-study.

Free iPads
All students enrolled in university foundation studies programmes at ACG receive an iPad free of charge for the duration of their course. Students have full access to a complete set of course materials via the ipad.

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