Foundation Studies Programme

Intakes and fees

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.

The pricing below is only for enrolments in 2021. Fees for 2022 enrolments will be published in due course. 

CourseDurationEnglish Language RequirementStart Dates (2022)Tuition Fee (NZD)Resources Fee* (NZD)
Fast Track6 months
(2 terms)
IELTS 6.0
(a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October18,750800
Standard8/9 months
(3terms)
IELTS 5.5
(a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October21,750800
Standard Plus12 months
(4 terms)
IELTS 5.0
(a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
or agreed equivalent
28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October29,000800
Fast Track
Duration 6 months (2 terms)
English Language Requirement IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
Start Dates (2021) 28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October
Tuition Fee (NZD) 18750
Resources Fee* (NZD) 800
Standard
Duration 8/9 months (3terms)
English Language Requirement IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
Start Dates (2021) 28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October
Tuition Fee (NZD) 21750
Resources Fee* (NZD) 800
Standard Plus
Duration 12 months (4 terms)
English Language Requirement IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
Start Dates (2021) 28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October
Tuition Fee (NZD) 29000
Resources Fee* (NZD) 800
*resource fee continues to be discounted by 50% for students who are studying online

Additional fees(NZD)

Registration fee 400
Medical and travel insurance*(12 months) 633
Foundation Studies examination fee 350
IELTS examination fee (for degrees requiring IELTS) 385
*International students must have comprehensive medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. The UP International College Southern Cross Healthcare policy covers students for the duration of the sutdent visa.