Why choose Taylors College Auckland?

Two students at Taylors College Auckland

Top reasons to study at Taylors College Auckland

  • Earn a highly respected qualification.
  • Improve your English language skills.
  • Study a programme designed for international students.
  • Gain support and skills for your future career.
  • Benefit from the University of Auckland moderating your exam papers.
  • Receive strong support.
  • Maximise your academic performance with individual attention in class and smaller tutorial sizes.
  • Receive help with your university application.
  • Choose from multiple intake dates, so you can study at a time that suits you.
  • Enjoy world-class learning technology.

Your pathway to a top 100 university

The University of Auckland's Foundation Studies Certificate programme, taught at Taylors College is designed specifically for international students and offers a direct path to an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland. When you successfully complete the programme, you will go on to study at the University, provided you meet the entry requirements for your intended degree programme.

Develop your academic and language skills

The Foundation Studies Certificate is a university preparation programme for the University of Auckland, taught at Taylors College in Auckland. On the programme you will study academic subjects, gain study skills, improve your English language level and receive specialist career skills support.

Prepare for university 

You can choose from two different programme lengths, depending on your academic skills and English language level: standard and intensive. Each prepare you for a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the Foundation Studies Certificate programme, you can choose to study the Pre-Foundation programme or English Language Preparation course.

Immerse yourself in university life

Although you will be studying the Foundation Studies Certificate programme at Taylors College, you will be part of the University of Auckland from your first day at the College. You will have access to all the clubs and societies as well as facilities such as the library and learning resources.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the University campus for a day of lectures, tours and talks. This will give you an insight into your degree options, and will introduce you to university life. University staff will visit Taylors College campus to tell you more, and will offer one-on-one appointments if you need additional help or advice.

Once you have successfully completed the programme, you are guaranteed entry to an undergraduate degree at the University of Auckland.

A strong support network to help you succeed

Taylors College creates a dynamic and interactive learning environment and provides tailored support to help you succeed. Teachers are highly skilled in supporting international students and there is a dedicated team of multilingual student welfare staff.

New Zealand Education and Employability

When you choose to study at Taylors College Auckland you are given a career advantage as the New Zealand education system is considered one of the best in the world. Our students at the College benefit from the high standards of teaching in New Zealand whilst they prepare for life at university.

You will complete CareerQuest, created by the New Zealand government, to help you identify university courses and potential careers to consider. The resources provided by Taylors College and online will support you with information and degree research opportunities as you make your degree choices.

While you study at Taylors College Auckland, you are supported by a career development programme. The career development programme prepares you for your career by helping you develop skills that make you a highly employable graduate and confident individual. Career support continues at the University of Auckland with the on-campus careers service.

New Zealand Qualification Authority Assessment - Top score

Taylors College excelled in the NZQA (New Zealand Qualification Authority) External Evaluation with Highly Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident in capability in self-assessment. This is the highest ranking that schools can gain and demonstrates the high standard of teaching, success rates and professionalism of Taylors College Auckland.

You can feel safe in the knowledge that our performance and educational quality at Taylors College are frequently assessed.

Access the external evaluation and review process by NZQA.

Open to New Zealand permanent residents and citizens

Taylors College has been approved by Universities New Zealand to accept international, New Zealand Permanent Residents (PRs) and domestic students into the Foundation Studies Certificate programme. Check frequently asked questions to find out more.

Valerie from Indonesia

"I chose to study at Taylors College Auckland because I’ve seen the alumni doing well at university. The teachers are supportive and guide you to help solve your problems."

Valerie from Indonesia

Studied the Auckland Foundation Year (now replaced by the Foundation Studies Certificate)

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