Foundation Certificate in EAP (FCertEAP)
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.*
21 weeks, including one week study break (17-week courses commence in September and November)
* 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:
IELTS Academic can be accepted for entry to FCertEAP if you meet the minimum scores below.
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.
FCertEAP Minimum Entry Criteria
The Academic IELTS score must have been issued within two years of the FCertEAP commencement date.
A list of all New Zealand tertiary institutions that recognise the FCertEAP is available on request.
- 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.