Foundation Certificate in EAP (FCertEAP)

Overview
Entry requirements
Note

Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) is ideal if you have met the academic requirements for the University of Auckland or some other New Zealand tertiary institutions, but have not reached the English language requirements.

This programme ensures you gain the English proficiency and academic literacy needed for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses. Successfully completing the FCertEAP programme with the required grade for your academic study programme will meet the English language requirements for entry to a number of New Zealand tertiary institutions.*

Course length
21 weeks, including one week study break (17-week courses commence in September and November)

Total hours
400 hours

 

* More information on the New Zealand tertiary institutions that recognise the FCertEAP is available on request.
 

Academic entry requirements

To be eligible for FCertEAP, you must hold a conditional offer of place from a New Zealand tertiary institution that recognises FCertEAP.*

English language entry requirements

You can meet the English language entry requirements for FCertEAP through one of the following test results:

ELA test

or

IELTS result**

IELTS Academic can be accepted for entry to FCertEAP if you meet the minimum scores below.

PTE result

PTE Academic can be accepted for entry for FCertEAP if you meet the minimum scores below.

TOEFL iBT result 

TOEFL iBT can be accepted for entry for FCertEAP if you meet the minimum scores below.

Minimum Entry Requirements 

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Students who do not meet the above requirements can still apply and will receive an offer of place for two blocks (20 weeks) of Academic English. They can be accepted into FCertEAP if they gain an acceptable score in the ELA placement test. Students who do not reach the required level in the ELA placement test can join FCertEAP after successfully completing EAP Intro (undergraduate) or EAP 1 (postgraduate). In order to ensure success, candidates ideally should enter with an IELTS score no lower than 1.0 band away from their conditional offer language requirement.

* More information on the New Zealand tertiary institutions that recognise the FCertEAP is available on request.
** The Academic IELTS score must have been issued within two years of the FCertEAP commencement date.

    • Students may commence their studies no later than the Friday of the first week of the course.
    • No late starts are allowed for Summer School – students must begin on the Monday of the first week of the course.
    • Students repeating the course need to confirm their place with the Enrolments Manager no later than the first day of the course.
    • Students must pay the tuition fees for their Study Programme to ELA at least four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of their Study Programme, except in the following case: Students from the People’s Republic of China are not permitted to pay the tuition fees before INZ has granted “Student Visa Approval in Principle”

    • Please note students taking a Pathway course will need to have their own device, i.e. laptop or tablet. 

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    “The academic writing skills I learnt at the ELA will be very important for my studies at the University of Auckland. Practicing research, carrying out projects, writing essays, and giving presentations have all been very useful university preparation experiences. Not only have my language skills improved, but I have also developed my critical thinking skills and ability to study independently.”

    Alice Zhang, China