Foundation Studies Programme
Intakes and fees
Applying for the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme is simple. Applications can be made in person at our UP International College Wellington campus, online, or by filling out a hard copy application form and emailing or posting it to us.
The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme takes 6 to 18 months (two to six terms) to complete, depending on the student’s academic background and level of English. These start dates include Orientation, which students must attend.
Foundation Connect is a comprehensive six-month extension programme that provides targeted preparation for Foundation. Students at the end of the 6-month Foundation Connect programme will be individually appraised to check that they have achieved the set criteria of entry into Standard Foundation.
Pathways Link Programme is a one-year programme will offer successful students entry into Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies programmes. There are two intakes in 2024 – February and July.
2024 Start Date (incl. Orientation)
On Campus Orientation Day
- 7 February
- 22 April
- 16 July
- 8 October
Accelerate, Fast-track, Standard and Foundation Connect programmes commence each term
February Intake: 12 February – 12 April
April Intake: 29 April – 28 June
July Intake: 22 July – 27 September
October Intake: 14 October – 13 December
|Course||Duration||English Level||Tuition Fee (NZD)||Resource Fee (NZD)|
|Accelerate||6 months (2 terms)||IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)||$19,500||$900|
|Fast-track||8/9 months (3 terms)||IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)||$24,250||$900|
|Standard||12 months (4 terms)||IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)||$31,250||$900|
|Foundation Connect*||6 months (2 terms)||IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)||$16,750||$450|
|Pathways Link Programme (PLP)*||12 months||IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)||$32,000||$2,000|
|Assessment re-sit fee||$50|
|Medical and travel insurance (12 months)#||$789|