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 Start Dates (2022) 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 28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October 18,750 800
Standard 8/9 months (3terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands) or agreed equivalent 28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October 21,750 800
Standard Plus 12 months (4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands) or agreed equivalent 28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October 29,000 800
Foundation Connect 6 months (2 terms) IELTS 4.5 (no band less than 4.0) 28 January, 22 April, 15 July, 7 October 15,375 800
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) 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 University insurance premium when enrolment is completed.