Victoria University of Wellington

Foundation Studies Programme

Registered as UP International College Foundation Studies Programme

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.

  • Academic reading and writing
  • Learn about academic integrity, e.g. APA referencing
  • Learn presentation skills and meet new friends in group projects
  • Develop skills in critical thinking
  • Learn independent study skills

Programme delivery

Partnered with Victoria University of Wellington, UP Education has been delivering foundation programmes for over 20 years. All teachers are trained and registered with the Teachers Council of New Zealand.

We also place great emphasis on student welfare and ensure a high standard of care. Our dedicated staff are experienced in looking after the educational, practical and social needs of students.

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We prepare students for assessments that will get them into Victoria University of Wellington’s degree programmes.

Our assessments are benchmarked against international standards and are a stepping stone to achievement.

All assessments are internally assessed. The final mark for subjects is made up of a combination of tests, assignments, projects and presentations.


Orientation is a great way to start your study journey. During your orientation, you will be provided with a range of information of the support services we provide, living, studying, and working in New Zealand, your timetable and study materials, etc.

Please note that at Online Orientation, we strongly recommend a laptop with Windows system and installed with Google Chrome as the browser for the best user experience.