Victoria University of Wellington

Foundation
Studies

Powered by UP Education, the Foundation Studies Programme provides a path to undergraduate-level study.

From11:59pm on 21 September, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3. At Alert Level 3, students will continue their studies online. The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2. For regular Alert Level updates, visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme is taught exclusively through UP International College. The programme prepares international students for entry into degree programmes at Wellington’s University.

Each student will be equipped with specialised subject knowledge, English-language skills for tertiary study, and knowledge about New Zealand culture and society. The University guarantees undergraduate entry to students who successfully complete the programme and meet specific course requirements. 

TOP 1%
OF THE WORLD'S UNIVERSITIES IN 20 SUBJECTS
TOP 1%

OF THE WORLD'S 18,000 UNIVERSITIES

170

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES IN 39 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

50%

OF UNIVERSITY STAFF ARE FROM OVERSEAS

2000

OF 22,000 STUDENTS ARE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

100+

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED BY OUR STUDENTS

Prepare to study at university

Our Foundation Studies Programme provides a path to undergraduate-level study. It delivers the building blocks you need to study at Victoria University of Wellington.
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Online delivery works

You’ll get access to all the expertise, guidance, tools and resources you need.

Outstanding research quality

You’ll be learning from world-class teachers and researchers. The University has 864+ researchers on staff, with 66% of them ranked at A-grade level. 

Key partnerships

You’ll benefit from studying at a capital city university. The University has strong teaching and research partnerships with government, business, research institutes and the technology and arts sectors.

Three years of post-study work rights

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree or higher from
Victoria University of Wellington you will be eligible to apply
for a 3-year post study work visa.

Flexible study

Choose a conjoint or double degree, or a double
major to build a study programme that suits your
interests and career goals.

What's happening on Victoria University of Wellington's social media

  Monday Tuesday WednesdayThursdayFriday
Asynchronous LearningSubject 1 Subject 4 Subject 3
  Subject 3 Subject 2 
Subject 2 Subject 1 Subject 4
 
Live video sessions 12:30 -1:40Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3
1:40 – 2:50 Subject 4Subject 3Subject 1 
2:50 – 4:00Subject 2   Subject 4
4:00 – 5:10Subject 3Subject 1Subject 4Subject 2 
5:10 – 5:30Tutor class    
* Please note that your actual timetable may differ from the example shown above depending on the specific subjects and programme you are enrolled in.