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.

Course Duration English Language Requirement Intake Date (incl. Orientation) Tuition Fee (NZD) Resources Fee* (NZD)
Fast Track 6 months
(2 terms)
IELTS 6.0
(a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
13 February, 26 April, 10 July, 2 October 18,750 800
Standard 8/9months
(3 terms)
IELTS 5.5
(a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent
17 February, 26 April, 10 July2 October 23,250 800
Standard Plus 12 months
(4 terms)
IELTS 5.0
(a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
or agreed equivalent
17 February, 26 April, 10 July2 October 29,900 800
Foundation Connect 6 months
 (2 terms)
IELTS 4.5 (no band less than 4.0) 17 February, 26 April, 10 July2 October 15,990 800
*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) 697
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. Enrolled international students will be charged Allianz’s Studentsafe Inbound Learners insurance premium when enrolment is completed.