University Foundation Courses in Auckland, New Zealand

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Taylors College, Auckland:
Taylors College Auckland provides specialised university preparation programs in partnership with leading universities in New Zealand. With successful completion of the Taylors Auckland Foundation Year (TAFY), you will be guaranteed entry into the University of Auckland, AUT University and Massey University. You may also apply for other universities in NZ, Australia, UK or the USA. In 2011, 94% of TAFY students were offered a tertiary place. Our university preparation courses are open to international students from around the world and also New Zealand students who don't meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate degree programs.

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Taylors College - Part of Study Group International:

Photo of University Foundation Courses in Auckland, New ZealandTaylors College is a part of Study Group International, a global leader in private Higher Education, language and Careers Education in the United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Study Group provides the highest quality education opportunities to over 55,000 students from more than 140 countries.

We aim to enable our students to enter the degree program they choose, at the university of their choice, so that they can have the career they want. This philosophy, combined with our expertise, has enabled us to evolve into Australia and New Zealand’s leading university preparation establishment.

University Preparation / English Language Courses:

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Taylors Auckland Foundation Year (TAFY)

* Intensive (Accelerated) Program: This 30-week program is ideal if you have superior grades in English and relevant subjects and want to fast track your pathway to University. Intake is April & October.

* Standard TAFY Program: Study English and a choice of 4 elective subjects. Intakes in January (40 weeks), July (38 weeks) or August (35 weeks).

Certificate in Pre-Foundation Studies:
This course has been designed to prepare you for academic study at foundation level. You are also provided with the opportunity to improve and develop your English language skills. On successful completion of the Pre-Foundation part of the programme, you will automatically progress to the Foundation Year at the next intake.

Taylors English Language Preparation (TELP)
Delivered in 12-week terms, this course will ensure you use English confidently and correctly. When you finish, you will have developed research, reading and general English language skills which you’ll need to study our Foundation programs.

Student Testimonials:

"Taylors is the best place I have studied. The staff are very friendly and you can talk to them to get help on subject or personal matters."
- Basitha Gamage, Sri Lanka. Taylors Auckland Foundation Year, 2010, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.), The University of Auckland

"My aim is to pursue a career in Forensic Science. The awesome teachers and classmates at Taylors have helped me get one step further towards my dream."
- Amada Chunzi Guo, Singapore. TAFY 2010, Massey University scholarship winner

Auckland - A Vibrant South Pacific City:

Photos of Taylors College, AucklandFrom sub-tropical paradise to towering snow-capped mountains, deep fast flowing rivers and crystal clear lakes, New Zealand has it all. Recently voted the fifth best city in the world, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. With a population of over 1 million people, it has a blend of cultures and stunning natural environment that creates a lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world.

Auckland is a modern city surrounded by subtropical islands, sparkling waters and lush native rainforest. The city buzzes with an atmosphere of fun and excitement. The waterfront, restaurants and bars are popular by both day and evening. Auckland has plenty to interest culture lovers, with its art gallery, museums, historic village and botanic gardens.

Taylors College Auckland - Convenient City Centre Location:
Our Auckland campus is located on Karangahape Road in the heart of the city, only 5-10 minutes walk from the central business district. It is close to the public library, art gallery, museum, shops, restaurants and public transport. It is also within walking distance from both the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology. You can get around Auckland by bus, train or ferry. Overall, these services are regular and very reliable.

Accommodation Options:

There is a range of first-rate accommodation available to you in Auckland. Depending on your age and preferences, you can choose to live with a host family or in the more independent surroundings of a college residence.

- Homestay accommodation with a local New Zealand host family:
Homestay accommodation is available to everyone and is compulsory if you are under the age of 18 years. Share in the daily life and experiences of a New Zealand homestay host and immerse yourself in local life. All our host families in Auckland are carefully selected to provide you with a warm, caring and safe atmosphere. Students who choose to stay in homestay accommodation usually perform better in English because they are constantly interacting with English speakers.

- Self-catering student residence at UniLodge Auckland:
You can live in single studio, deluxe studio, or one bedroom apartments. Unilodge is located on Anzac Avenue, only a short stroll to The University of Auckland, AUT University and 15 - 20 minutes’ walk to Taylors College.

- Students may also choose to stay in privately rented apartments or shared housing.

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Address: 75 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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