Powered by UP Education, the Certificate in Foundation Studies prepares students for entry into AUT undergraduate degree programmes.

New Zealand’s border will now be fully reopened from 11.59pm on 31 July 2022 three months earlier than originally planned. This means that international students are eligible to apply for visas to study in New Zealand from 31 July 2022. Learn more about Frequently Ask Questions.

The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies helps international students transition to an AUT undergraduate degree of their choice. The certificate programme is taught by UP International College New Zealand in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, close to public transport and a wide range of accommodation.

New Zealand’s fastest growing university, AUT is home to 30,000+ students, including 5,400+ international students from over 95 countries. AUT has a reputation for strong industry links and high graduate employment rate.

Academic learning is the key to success, but learning outside the classroom is equally valuable. We encourage our students to make friends, have fun and fully embrace all aspects of New Zealand life.

Programme delivery

Partnered with AUT, UP Education has been delivering foundation programmes for over 20 years.


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“UP Education teachers are extremely experienced with international students and are very helpful. They understand our challenges and often go above and beyond to make sure we pass our assignments. Our tutors also connect with us personally to provide additional help and make sure we’re progressing well and that we’re happy.”

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