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Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme

Key information

Level of study:
Foundation
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year (4 terms)
Start date: 13-July-2020
Campus:
UP International College, Wellington Campus
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Course details

Summary

The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme is taught by UP International College New Zealand to prepare international students for entry into Victoria University undergraduate courses.

The programme ensures you not only meet Victoria University undergraduate course entry requirements but that you are fully prepared for the challenges of degree-level study. Classes are delivered by caring, highly-qualified teachers in a supportive and personalised learning environment.

Flexibility

The programme offers flexibility with options for courses of 6, 8, 12 or 18 months’ duration (two, three, four or six terms), depending on academic background and English language proficiency.

University Pathways

Students who successfully complete a Foundation Studies programme are guaranteed entry to an appropriate Victoria University undergraduate degree.

Two offers of place from the start

Students who apply for the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme receive two offers of place: a letter of offer for Foundation Studies, and a conditional letter of offer for an undergraduate degree at Victoria University. An unconditional offer of place is issued once you complete the programme and meet admission requirements.

Entry to University

All Victoria University undergraduate degree offers require University Entrance (UE): successful completion of 120 credits, plus a minimum of 50% in English for Tertiary Study Parts I and II,

Introductory Mathematics and New Zealand Culture and Society, plus 50% or higher in optional subjects equal to 60 credits.

Subjects for standard full year foundation studies programmes

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Society
  • Environmental Science
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Media Studies
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Tourism
  • Marketing
  • New Zealand Culture and Society
  • English
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Health Studies
  • Management Studies
  • Quantitative Methods

Entry criteria

Students must be at least 16 years of age and be able to show proof of successful academic experience and qualifications at:

  • New Zealand Year 12 level (NCEA Level 2); or
  • Grade 12/11 (Asia); or
  • Senior high school 3rd/2nd year, or
  • agreed equivalent

For the 6-month (two-term) Fast-track programme option:

  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all bands); or
  • Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 3, or
  • agreed equivalent

For the 8-month (three-term) Standard programme option:

  • IELTS 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all bands); or
  • Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 2, or
  • agreed equivalent

For the 12-month (four-term) Standard Plus programme option:

  • IELTS 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all bands); or
  • Campbell Direct – Foundation Stream Level 1, or
  • agreed equivalent

For the 18-month (six-term) Extended programme option:

  • IELTS 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in all bands); or
  • agreed equivalent

Course variations

13-July-2020 - UP International College, Wellington Campus

Campus:
UP International College, Wellington Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
8/9 months (3 terms)
Start date: 13-July-2020
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13-July-2020 - UP International College, Wellington Campus

Campus:
UP International College, Wellington Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
6 months (2 terms)
Start date: 13-July-2020
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13-July-2020 - UP International College, Wellington Campus

Campus:
UP International College, Wellington Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
18 months (6 terms)
Start date: 13-July-2020
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