2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland

 
2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
2018 international
student prospectus

                     Your pathway
                     to a degree from
                     New Zealand’s
                     top universities

                                        afy.ac.nz
2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
I am glad to have this
opportunity to introduce
Taylors College Auckland.
We have a vibrant campus in the heart
of one of the world’s most beautiful and
liveable cities. We have a wealth of
experience in preparing students for
university level study, both in New Zealand
and Australia, and we provide a caring
and supportive learning environment that
allows students to reach their potential,
academically and personally.

The Foundation Studies Certificate
(Auckland Foundation Year - AFY) is a
qualification of the University of Auckland
offered through Taylors College, Auckland.
In addition to its partnership with the
University of Auckland, Taylors has formal
agreements with two other leading New                          Taylors
Zealand universities: AUT University and
                                                               College
Massey University. Provided you meet the
requirements set out in this brochure, you
are guaranteed admission to almost all of
the full range of degree programmes at
any of these three universities.

We have an outstanding record of success
in terms of the numbers of our graduates
gaining entry to university in New Zealand.
Whether your goal is to improve your
English, or to take the first step on toward
a university education abroad, I sincerely
hope that Taylors Auckland will be part of
that journey. I look forward to welcoming
you to our campus.

Lindsay Spedding
Principal
Taylors College Auckland

                                               Contents   2
                                                          4
                                                               Auckland Foundation Year (AFY)
                                                               Achieve your very best
                                                          6    The University of Auckland
                                                          8    AUT University
                                                          10   Massey University
                                                          12   Explore New Zealand
2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
Massey
     University

                                 AUT
                                 University

                                                                             The
                                                                             University
                                                                             of
                                                                             Auckland

14   Experience a buzzing city                       28    English Language Preparation (ELP)
16   Your campus                                     29    CareerAhead
18   Student support                                 30    Entry requirements
20   Accommodation                                   34    How to apply
22   Our courses                                     35    Application form
24   Subject descriptions                            37    Dates, fees and additional costs

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2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
Start your career
Auckland Foundation Year
Offered by Taylors College Auckland, Auckland Foundation Year
(AFY) is a comprehensive university preparation programme and
enjoys a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and student
support. Our partnership with three well respected universities
offers you the perfect step towards the undergraduate degree
of your choice and ultimately your dream career. You will also be
able to enjoy student life in one of the most liveable cities in the
world.* For more support, you may choose the Pre-Foundation
programme before commencing the AFY qualification.

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Start your career: Auckland Foundation Year (AFY)
2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
Whether you want to study at a university
ranked in the top 100 in the world or complete
a globally recognised and highly ranked degree,
you are sure to find the course that will put you
on your path to a successful career.

Strong partnerships                             A huge range of study options
We have partnerships with three of the          As well as our three partner universities,
leading universities in New Zealand:            all other universities in New Zealand
› The University of Auckland                    recognise the AFY qualification. This gives
› AUT University                                you a huge range of study options.
› Massey University
                                                You’ll feel welcomed
Freedom to choose                               Our students come from all over the
The opportunity to select between three         world. With so many people from different
universities gives you several campuses         backgrounds and cultures, studying at
and hundreds of degrees to choose from.         Taylors Auckland is exciting and rewarding
                                                – you’re sure to love it.
You don’t need to know which university
you want to go to before you join Taylors       A learning experience                            AFY key facts:
Auckland. During your year with us, you will    like no other
become familiar with our partner universities   We provide a dynamic and interactive
by touring their campuses and attending         learning environment. Our flexible schedule
lectures and university open days. Staff        allows you to have a personalised timetable
from each university visit Taylors Auckland     with one-to-one tutorials.
to talk to you about their courses and                                                           Partnership with three leading
answer any other questions you may have.
                                                Highly experienced staff                         universities in New Zealand
                                                Our staff are highly skilled in supporting
Guaranteed entry                                international students. They will help
The learning outcomes of AFY are clear.
                                                you to organise your studies, select the
Our programme fully prepares you for your
                                                right university course and help with
university studies and ensures you have the
                                                any challenges you may encounter.
best foundation for a successful career in
                                                For more information, please visit
                                                                                                 The AFY qualification is
the future. Provided you meet the university
                                                www.afy.ac.nz                                    accepted by all universities
entry requirements after completing the                                                          in New Zealand
AFY programme, you are guaranteed
admission to a wide range of degree
                                                Quality assurance
programmes at our partner universities.         Study Group NZ Limited, trading as
                                                Taylors College and Embassy CES, was
                                                ranked in Category 1, the highest category
                                                for quality assurance in 2015, by the New
                                                                                                 A dynamic and interactive
                                                Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
                                                nzqa.govt.nz/providers/details.                  learning environment
                                                do?providerId=745933001

* Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2017

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Achieve
your very best
Thanks to strong support, individual
attention, high-quality teaching,
modern facilities and expert teachers,
94.2% of AFY students received an offer
from a partner university in 2016.

Top performing students from 2016*
Name                     Nationality   Final Mark University Offer Accepted
TAO Ran                  China PRC     460.3        Massey University, Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Risa Louise BELMONTE     Philippines   458.9        University of Auckland, Conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Science

ZHANG Yunzhan            China PRC     451.1        University of Auckland, Bachelor of Science

ZHAO Jiayu               China PRC     446.5        University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce

ZHAO Hexian              China PRC     444.2        University of Auckland, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

NGUYEN Cong Hoan         Vietnam       443.6        University of Auckland, Bachelor of Science

LIU Guangyu              China PRC     438.4        University of Auckland, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

ZHANG Jiewei             China PRC     437.0        University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce

GU Nianchen              China PRC     436.4        University of Auckland, Bachelor of Nursing

YANG Wendan              China PRC     436.2        University of Auckland, Bachelor of Commerce

* Includes students from the 2016 January and April intakes

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Achieve your very best
2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
Outstanding results
In 2016:

94.2% of students received
an offer from a partner university                                    Strong support
                                                                      Our tertiary counsellor gives you
                                                                      friendly and professional university
                                                                      counselling, organises regular visits
                                                                      to partner universities and assists
                                                                      with your university application.

A highly respected
qualification
As well as our three partner universities, all universities
in New Zealand recognise the AFY qualification.
                                                                      Individual attention
                                                                      We limit the number of students in
                                                                      each lesson, which allows our academic
                                                                      staff to provide you with more individual
                                                                      attention, maximising your academic
                                                                      performance.
A guaranteed pathway
to university
By successfully completing the AFY programme
and meeting minimum entry requirements, you are
guaranteed a place at the University of Auckland,
AUT University or Massey University.
                                                                      Fast-track option
                                                                      If you have studied at NCEA Level 3
                                                                      in New Zealand or overseas, you can
                                                                      apply for Recognition of Prior Learning
                                                                      (RPL) which, if granted, will allow you to
                                                                      complete the AFY programme in less
Improve your English                                                  time and at less expense.
language skills
We offer English Language Preparation (ELP) if you
need to develop your English skills before you start
your foundation course.

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2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
The University
of Auckland
‘Enjoy the challenge at New Zealand’s
  university of global standing’
auckland.ac.nz

                              Established in 1883, the                       A highly successful environment
                                                                             The University’s comprehensive range
                              University of Auckland is                      of research and coursework-based
                              New Zealand’s top-ranked                       programmes are internationally
                              university for research and                    recognised. Graduates of the University
                                                                             of Auckland occupy leading positions
                              academic reputation. Situated                  in Business, Law, Medicine, Politics, Arts,
                              in the heart of New Zealand’s                  Engineering and other professions
                                                                             within New Zealand and overseas.
                              largest city, it is an international
                              centre of learning and                         A truly global experience
                              academic excellence.                           The University provides an exciting
                                                                             and stimulating environment for more
                                                                             than 40,000 students. Currently 7,000
                              The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s
                                                                             international students from 120 different
                              top-ranked university. It is a QS Five Stars
The University provides                                                      countries are studying at the University
                              Plus institution, having achieved five stars
an exciting and stimulating   in eight categories including Employability,
                                                                             of Auckland. Their different perspectives
                                                                             and cultures enrich the entire
environment for its           Teaching and Research. It is also the only
                                                                             University community.
students. Currently, 7,000    New Zealand university ranked in the top
                              100 in the QS World University Rankings and
international students are    the top 200 in the Times Higher Education
                                                                             Five campuses, eight faculties
studying at Auckland,                                                        The University’s faculties are located over
                              World University Rankings. In 37 of the 40
                                                                             five campuses in Auckland, with most
testimony to both the         subjects in which the University teaches,
                                                                             students attending the central City Campus.
University’s comprehensive    it is the highest-ranked in the country
                                                                             The eight faculties are Arts, Business,
                              according to the QS World University
range of research-based       Rankings by Subject 2017.
                                                                             Creative Arts and Industries (includes
                                                                             Architecture, Dance Studies, Fine Arts,
study programmes and
                              The University of Auckland has a strong        Music and Urban Planning), Education
the recognition they are      international focus and is the only New        and Social Work, Engineering, Law,
receiving internationally.    Zealand member of Universitas 21, the          Medical and Health Sciences, and Science.
                              Worldwide Universities Network (WUN),
Professor Stuart McCutcheon   and the Association of Pacific Rim
Vice-Chancellor,              Universities – international consortia
The University of Auckland    of research-led universities.
                              Membership of these groups is by invitation
                              only and is limited to research-led
                              institutions of international reputation
                              across a broad range of disciplines.

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The University of Auckland
2018 international student prospectus - Your pathway to a degree from New Zealand's top universities - The University of Auckland
Why
                                                                                        choose The
                                                                                        University
                                    All the teachers were willing                       of Auckland?
                                    to help students in many ways.
                                                                                        ›R
                                                                                          anked 82nd among the world’s
                                    They were supportive,                                top universities in QS*
                                    warm-hearted and intelligent                        ›R
                                                                                          anked 192nd in the Times Higher
                                    and had a sense of humour.                           Education World University Rankings 2018
                                    I think they are amazing!                           › Five Stars Plus in the QS Stars
                                    Haohao from China                                     University Ratings 2018
                                    AFY graduate, now studying a Bachelor                 ew Zealand’s leading research
                                                                                        ›N
                                    of Arts (Classical Studies and Languages)              university
                                    at the University of Auckland
                                                                                        › A ‘triple crown’ of accreditation for
                                                                                         Business from AACSB International (USA),
                                                                                         EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK)
                                                                                        › Dedicated international student
                                                                                           support services
                                                                                        › Placed 32nd in the Reuters top
                                                                                           75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities
                                                                                           rankings
                                                                                        ›7
                                                                                          ,000 international students from
                                                                                         over 120 countries
                                                                                        › Enjoy the convenience of our city campus
                                                                                           in the heart of Auckland city
                                                                                        › Study our world-class disciplines
                                                                                          including: Archaeology (#16 in the world),
                                                                                          Education (#20 in the world), English
                                                                                          Language and Literature (#29 in the
                                                                                          world), Psychology (#33 in the world),
                                                                                          Anatomy & Physiology (#34 in the world),
                                                                                          Geography (#34 in the world), Law (#36
                                                                                          in the world), Accounting & Finance (#37
                                                                                          in the world), Engineering - Civil and
                                                                                          Structural (#38 in the world), Modern
                                                                                          Languages (#42 in the world), Anthropology
                                                                                          (#44 in the world), Social Policy (#45 in
                                                                                          the world), Statistics (#49 in the world),
                                                                                          Linguistics (#50 in the world), Nursing (#50
                                                                                          in the world), Sociology (#50 in the world)**
                                                                                        › More than 42,000 students
Ranked 1st in New Zealand              Ranked in the world’s top 50                     › Vibrant campus life with nearly
and in the top 51-60 universities      universities for 16 subjects in                     200 student clubs
worldwide in the QS Graduate           the QS University Rankings by                    *QS World University Rankings 2018
Employability Rankings 2017            Subjects 2017, with Archaeology                  **QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

                                       and Education in the top 20

                                                                                          Download the University
Ranked 82nd among the                                                                     of Auckland’s international
world’s top universities*                                                                 brochure at
                                                                                          ebooks.international.
                                                                                          auckland.ac.nz/
                                                                                          university_of_auckland_
                                                                                          international_
                                                                                          prospectus_2018
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AUT University
‘Committed to global engagement’
aut.ac.nz

                                  AUT University traces its roots                Our students
                                                                                 Currently we have approximately 4,200
                                  back to 1895 as the country’s                  students from more than 95 countries who
                                  leading Institute of Technology.               will graduate with technical expertise but
                                  It earned university status in                 also the ability to adapt, be resilient, have
                                                                                 conviction and think and act
                                  2000, and the 2017 Times Higher                entrepreneurially. Worldwide our 80,000
                                  Education ranks us in the top 2%               alumni are making waves in some of the
                                                                                 most influential and creative companies.
                                  overall worldwide and in the top
                                                                                 With over 47 international exchange
                                  50 world universities under 50                 partners, students have the opportunity to
                                  years old.                                     study in another country and transfer credits
                                                                                 back to their AUT degrees. An extensive
                                                                                 range of support services are available for
                                  AUT is a contemporary New Zealand
                                                                                 our students, including health services,
                                  university focusing on student success,
AUT University is a diverse                                                      orientation, social events, academic support
                                  industry connectivity and innovative
university, engaged with          research in areas such as biotechnology,
                                                                                 and careers counselling.
industry, business and the        artificial intelligence and nutrition.
                                                                                 Campuses
community. Our high-              AUT is the second largest university in New    We have three vibrant campuses located
quality teaching staff,           Zealand and the fastest growing. We have       in Auckland, voted by Mercers 2017
innovative facilities,            over 30,000 educators, researchers and         Worldwide Quality of Living Survey as
                                  students who come to us to test                one of the top 5 cities in the world to live in.
learning support and              boundaries, challenge established theories,    Auckland is also the commercial capital of
contemporary programmes           break new ground and discover what is          New Zealand.
help us to produce highly         possible. AUT is accredited by the New
employable graduates.             Zealand government and welcomes and            Faculties
                                  values our international students and staff.   Our five faculties (Business, Economics and
Derek McCormack                                                                  Law, Culture & Society, Design & Creative
Vice-Chancellor, AUT University                                                  Technologies, Health & Environmental
                                                                                 Sciences and Maori Development) offer
                                                                                 over 250 programmes from pre-degree
                                                                                 to PhD.

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AUT University
Why
                                                                                       choose
                                   We do a lot of practical work
                                   in AUT rather than just theory.
                                                                                       AUT?
                                   This is helpful because if we                       › Ranked in the top 2% worldwide
                                   want to look for a job we can                          by Times Higher Education 2017
                                   say we have already used                            ›F
                                                                                         ive star ranking in Teaching,
                                   different equipment for                              Employability, Internationalisation,
                                                                                        Facilities and Inclusiveness**
                                   projects. I think it is a good
                                   study environment; good                             › Several subjects are ranked in the
                                   lectures and good equipment.                             world’s best, including
                                                                                         - Art & Design - top 100***
                                   Song from China                                        - Accounting & Finance - top 150***
                                   AFY graduate, now studying a Bachelor                   - Hospitality & Leisure Management
                                   of Science, majoring in Environmental                       – ranked 45***
                                   Science at AUT
                                                                                       › The 12th most international university in
                                                                                          the world and number one in NZ^
                                                                                       › World-class bespoke facilities and
                                                                                        renowned academics
                                                                                       › Excellent research facilities
                                                                                         and a strong research culture
                                                                                       › Internationally recognised
                                                                                         and globally competitive
                                                                                       › Accredited by the New Zealand Government
                                                                                       › Programmes are developed in conjunction
                                                                                          with industry to ensure they reflect
                                                                                          current and future workforce needs -
                                                                                          guaranteeing a high graduate
                                                                                        employment rate
                                                                                       › More than 30,000 students
                                                                                       › A strong focus on student success,
                                                                                         industry connectivity and innovative
                                                                                         research in areas such as biotechnology,
                                                                                         artificial intelligence and nutrition
                                                                                       › An extensive range of support services
                                                                                       › The second largest university in
                                                                                          New Zealand and the fastest growing
                                                                                       › Five faculties on three campuses
                                                                                       › Study abroad, internship and exchange
                                                                                          programmes

AACSB accredited Business             Five star ranking in                             *Mercer’s 2016 Quality of Living Survey
                                                                                       **QS World University Rankings 2018
School. Accounting & Finance          Teaching, Employability,                         ***QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
                                                                                       ^Times Higher Education (THE) World University
are ranked in the top 150***          Internationalisation, Facilities                 Rankings 2016

                                      and Inclusiveness**

Hospitality is ranked in the top
50 and Art & Design and                                                                  Download AUT’s
Sports in the top 100                                                                    international brochure at
worldwide***                                                                             www.aut.ac.nz/study-
                                                                                         at-aut/international-
                                                                                         students/downloads

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Massey University
‘Taking the best of New Zealand
  to the world’
massey.ac.nz

                                     Massey University has a long                    We have agreements with institutions
                                                                                     worldwide, covering a variety of
                                     and proud tradition of academic                 relationships from collaborative research
                                     and research excellence.                        to teaching, study abroad, and staff
                                     With campuses in three cities                   and student exchanges.

                                     across New Zealand we foster                    Welcoming community
                                     and push for positive change,                   Each year, more than 5,000 international
                                                                                     students from over 100 countries find a
                                     taking our creativity and innovation
                                                                                     welcoming environment at Massey and
                                     to every corner of the globe.                   an intellectual climate in which they are
                                                                                     encouraged to succeed. We offer
                                     The University’s expertise embraces             undergraduate study awards for students
                                     a broad span of fields. We are highly           who have achieved exceptional marks
                                     rated in Design, Visual Arts, Nursing, Public   in AFY.
Massey University                    Health and Veterinary Science, Agriculture
epitomises the creativity,           and other applied Biological Sciences.          Campuses
                                                                                     With three campuses in three unique
innovation and                                                                       cities: Auckland, Palmerston North and
                                     New Zealand’s defining university
connectedness that New               At Massey University, we believe that           Wellington, it’s your choice of how and
Zealand is renowned for.             everyone has the potential to help create       where you study.
Our campuses in three                change – and that includes you. By joining
                                     Massey you are making a decision to carry       Academic colleges
major cities and our range                                                           Study internationally recognised
                                     on a tradition that has made significant
of programmes mean we                contributions around the world. We will         qualifications in our five colleges:
offer you the ability to tailor      help you get the skills and confidence          Business (includes Aviation), Creative
                                                                                     Arts (includes Design), Health (includes
your study to meet your              you need to make a difference.
                                                                                     Nursing, Food Technology, Sport Science),
needs and at the same                Internationally renowned                        Humanities and Social Sciences (includes
time connect closely with            global university                               Education, Psychology, Arts) and Sciences
industry, professional               We have award-winning teachers, well-           (includes Veterinary Science, Engineering,
                                     connected lecturers and world-renowned          Mathematics, Sciences).
organisations and local
                                     researchers to help you succeed.
communities. I warmly                Our qualifications are internationally
invite you to be part of our         recognised, and many of our qualifications
diverse and stimulating              have international accreditation.
student community.
Professor Jan Thomas
Vice-Chancellor, Massey University

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Massey University
Why
                                                                                     choose
                                 My dream is to become a
                                                                                     Massey?
                                 Veterinarian Professional and I                     › A five-star rating across all categories
                                 know that the vet science degree                      in QS 2018^
                                 from Massey University will help                    › The College of Creative Arts (CoCA) has
                                 me to achieve that dream. Taylors                      been ranked one of the top 100 design
                                 College Auckland Foundation                           schools in the world* and a top two
                                 Year (AFY) offered me the perfect                      university in Asia-Pacific for design
                                                                                        innovation**
                                 pathway into my ideal course
                                 at university.                                      › Veterinary Science at Massey University is
                                                                                       ranked 23rd in the world by QS in 2017,
                                 Ran from China                                        Agriculture is ranked 27th and Nursing
                                 AFY graduate, now studying
                                                                                        is ranked in the top 100
                                 Veterinary Science at Massey University
                                                                                     ›R
                                                                                       esearch-led teaching, outstanding
                                                                                      student support services and high-
                                                                                      quality facilities
                                                                                     › Award-winning teachers,
                                                                                        well-connected lecturers and world-
                                                                                        renowned researchers
                                                                                     › Exchange agreements with over
                                                                                       200 institutions around the globe
                                                                                     › Our Business School sits in the top 2
                                                                                        percent of business schools globally and
                                                                                        is accredited by the Association to Advance
                                                                                        Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
                                                                                     › Bachelor of Engineering is recognised
                                                                                        and accredited by the Washington
                                                                                       Accord and the Institute of
                                                                                       Professional Engineers New
                                                                                       Zealand (IPENZ)
                                                                                     › Our Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) degree
                                                                                        is the first non-engineering degree to
                                                                                        be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical
                                                                                        Society and has ISO9001-2000 accreditation

                                                                                     *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
                                                                                     **Red Dot Design Awards 2016-2017
                                                                                     ^QS World University Rankings 2018

Ranked 23 in the world for          Ranked in the top 1.2%
Veterinary Science and top 100      in the world^
in the world for Nursing*

The College of Creative Arts
(CoCA) is one of the top 100 Art
                                                                                       Download Massey
and Design schools in the world*
                                                                                       University’s international
                                                                                       brochure at
                                                                                       massey.ac.nz/
                                                                                       international

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Explore
New Zealand
Our friendly people, the diversity,
accessibility of our landscape and the
enormous range of leisure and lifestyle
options make New Zealand an exciting
and vibrant place to live and learn.

                               Explore the great outdoors                     Enjoy many hours of sunshine
             Experience        New Zealand is the perfect location for
                               people who love the outdoors. Hiking,
                                                                              New Zealand has opposite seasons to those
                                                                              in the northern hemisphere. January and
             a wide            camping, mountain biking, snowboarding,        February are the warmest months, and July

             variety of epic   snorkeling, horse trekking, kayaking,
                               swimming and surfing are all popular
                                                                              is the coldest month of the year. New Zealand
                                                                              has mild temperatures, moderately high
             landscapes        outdoor activities in our wonderful country.
                               Don’t miss going whale watching or
                                                                              rainfall, and many hours of sunshine.

             in one day.       swimming with dolphins!                        Employment opportunities
                                                                              After graduating from a New Zealand
                               Discover incredible scenery                    university, you can apply for a job search
                               In New Zealand, you can experience a           visa and stay in New Zealand for a year,
                               wide variety of epic landscapes in one day.    and after securing a job, you can apply for
                               Breathtaking glaciers, beautiful fjords,       permanent residency. For more information,
                               rugged mountains, hills, forests, volcanoes,   visit immigration.govt.nz.
                               miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy
                               beaches - you can discover it all!

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Explore New Zealand
ROTORUA

LAKE WAIKAREMOANA         STUNNING LANDSCAPES
TRACK

                                                                                KELBURN HILL WELLINGTON

                          CATHEDRAL COVE COROMANDEL

CYCLING ALONG THE SHORE

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Experience
a buzzing city
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and
most cosmopolitan city. It is also one of
the most multicultural cities in the world.

                  Ranked 3rd best city in the world        The most ethnically diverse city
                  to live in (Mercer Quality of Living     in New Zealand, with more than
                  Survey 2017)                             200 nationalities

                  Average summer temperature:              Home to 28 beaches and 800 parks
                  max 24°C/min 16°C (December-February)    and reserves
                  Average winter temperature:
                  max 15°C/min 8°C (June-August)

                  Auckland ranked 4th most cosmopolitan
                  city in the world in the International
                  Organisation for Migration’s 2015
                  World Migration Report

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Experience a buzzing city
AUCKLAND HARBOUR                                                           SKY TOWER

                                                                                                       VIADUCT EVENTS CENTRE

                        PONSONBY CENTRAL

DEVONPORT

                          Live life to the fullest                          Mix city life with outdoor activities
Feel welcome in           New Zealand is a melting pot of nationalities     Auckland is also close to beautiful beaches,
this multicultural        and cultures. People are friendly and
                          welcoming. You will immediately feel part
                                                                            wildlife sanctuaries, hiking trails and islands,
                                                                            offering great opportunities for you to
city with great food,     of the wonderful multi-cultural city that         immerse yourself in nature.

shopping, parks           offers many exciting activities for you to
                          experience when you want to take a break          Get more for your money
and entertainment.        from your studies.
                          › Go shopping in one of the many vibrant
                                                                            The living costs in New Zealand are
                                                                            affordable compared to many other
                             shopping precincts                             countries. For information on living costs
                          › Eat outstanding food in one of many            and the minimum financial requirements
                             restaurants and cafés                          for a visa visit newzealandnow.govt.nz/
                          › Spend time at the lively markets               living-in-nz/ money-tax/comparable-
                          › Experience bustling nightlife                  living-costs
                          › Visit the Sky Tower’s spectacular
                             viewing platforms
                          › See Maori cultural performances in the
                             Auckland Museum
                          › Go to Auckland Zoo

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Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities

Your campus
                            Central location                                  State-of-the-art facilities
You will be taught at       Auckland’s harbour setting, magnificent           Our excellent facilities on our well-equipped
Taylors Auckland which      beaches and green parks make it a great           campus enable you to achieve your very
                            place to study. Our campus is located in the      best while you are studying with us:
provides state-of-the-art   heart of the city, close to the public library,   › Art and design studio
learning facilities and a   cinemas, shops, restaurants and everything        › Computer laboratories
                            you need for a great life in the city.            › Science laboratories
high quality learning                                                         › Interactive whiteboards
experience.                 Transport                                         › Library
                            The campus is easily accessible by car,           › Common room with table tennis
                            bus or on foot. It is also served by the public      and pool tables
                            transport network; more information can be        › Muslim prayer room
                            found at at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry               › Wi-Fi Internet access, and more.

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Your campus
Assessment                                       International Student Contract Dispute
Students are assessed on the basis of            Resolution Scheme (DRS)
coursework and exams depending on                Study Group NZ Limited, trading as Taylors
the subject (except for Art, which is 100%       College and Embassy CES, commits to fully
coursework). Teachers will support you           comply with the DRS rules. For more
to prepare for these and give feedback           information, please visit istudent.org.nz
on your results.

Student activity programme
Taylors Auckland offers a range of extra-
curricular activities, such as movie viewings,
sport days and weekend trips. We also run
a programme called Volunteer Enterprise
which enables students to take part in
planning and running fundraising events
and activities. Getting involved in social
events and activities is a great opportunity
to have fun, make friends and make the
most out of your time in New Zealand.

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Auckland is a great place
to study. People are nice
and it’s really comfortable
to live here. I love the city life.
Being from a very, very small
town, Auckland is bustling.
I really like it.
Mooskaa from Pakistan
AFY graduate, now studying
a Bachelor of Information Sciences
at Massey University

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Learn and grow
Learn and grow

Student support
We are fully committed to ensuring
you receive the best possible care
while you are away from home.

Orientation programme
As a new student you will undergo a
comprehensive orientation programme.
You’ll be given The Student Handbook
which includes essential information about
living and studying in New Zealand and at
Taylors Auckland. Orientation is also a great
opportunity to meet tutors, make friends
and find your way around the campus.

On-campus support
We have a dedicated team of multilingual
student welfare staff who are trained in the
areas of student welfare, accommodation,
pastoral care and counselling. Our Welfare
Manager is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week if you need help or assistance in
an emergency.

Mentor groups
You will be assigned a mentor teacher and
group when you start at Taylors Auckland.
You will meet with them once a fortnight to
talk about academic and personal issues
and familiarise yourself with New Zealand
culture. Your mentor teacher is available to
give you academic and personal counselling
throughout your study period.

Help with visa and insurance
We offer a visa renewal service on-site,
and can also arrange comprehensive
insurance cover for you.

Student support
services, including
academic, health and
personal counselling
services are available
for all our students.
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Choose where to live
Accommodation
Choosing accommodation is an important part
of your new adventure. We are happy to help
you find the perfect place to live and make you
feel right at home.

Accommodation options                           Homestay                                      Independent living
A variety of accommodation options              Homestay is the perfect option for students   If you prefer to live in an independent house
are available for you, including student        who want to experience New Zealand            or apartment, we can assist and advise you
residences, homestay, or independent living     culture and lifestyle, and the security of    on rental or other accommodation options
in houses or apartments. If you are under       home surroundings.                            close to our campus.
the age of 18 you must live in homestay
or with a close adult relative.                 You will benefit from a family environment
                                                by living with carefully selected hosts who
Student residences                              are experienced in looking after overseas
Living together with other students is a        students. All hosts have been given police    A variety of options
great way to make friends and settle into
university life. This option will suit you if
                                                clearance, and their homes are inspected
                                                before students are placed there.
                                                                                              are available, from
you enjoy living in a shared environment.                                                     student residences
Student residences are purpose-built
                                                Homestay involves staying in a private
                                                home as the paying guest. You will be         and homestay to
for your needs and feature single,
furnished rooms with a bed, desk, chair
                                                provided with meals and have your own
                                                room with a bed, wardrobe, desk, lamp
                                                                                              independent living
and wardrobe, as well as telephone and          and chair. A telephone and laundry are        in apartments.
internet connections, and laundries for         also available for you.
washing. You can also take advantage of
the common areas to socialise, watch TV,
play games, make a meal or just relax.
The student residence option available in
Auckland is:
› Empire ‹empireapartment.co.nz›

                                                                                              I came to Auckland when I was
                                                                                              only 16 years old and stayed with
                                                                                              my cousin. Taylors Auckland has
                                                                                              helped improve my English skills
                                                                                              and I love my art class!
                                                                                              Tung from Hong Kong
                                                                                              Current AFY student

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Choose where to live
HOMESTAY

                                      HOMESTAY

AREAS TO SOCIALISE

HOMESTAY             HOMESTAY

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Develop your knowledge and skills
Our courses
Developed for international students, AFY is
a programme of academic subjects, study skills
and English language training designed to
provide you with a direct path to successful
degree study at university. Completing the
Pre-Foundation Programme will allow entry into
the AFY Standard Programme.

Programmes available

AFY - Standard Programme                  AFY - Intensive Programme                      Pre-Foundation Programme
Designed for students who have an         Designed for students who have higher          Designed to provide you with an
IELTS of at least 5.0 but don’t meet      English and academic grades. You cover         introduction to the core subjects
the requirements for direct entry into    the same material as in the Standard           offered at foundation level and give
undergraduate study.                      Programme but in a shorter timeframe.          you an opportunity to improve and
                                                                                         develop your English language skills.
What will you study?                      What will you study?                           One-to-one assistance is readily
English and a choice of four elective     English and a choice of four elective          available from your teachers.
subjects:                                 subjects:
› Accounting                              › Accounting                                   What will you study?
› Art                                     › Art*                                         In this course, you will study three core
› Biology                                 › Biology                                      subjects and two out of three available
› Chemistry                               › Chemistry                                    elective subjects:
› Classical Studies                       › Classical Studies                            Core subjects:
› Economics                               › Economics                                    › English
› Geography                               › Geography                                    › Mathematics
› Information Technology                  › Information Technology                       › Information Technology
› Mathematics                             › Mathematics                                  Elective subjects:
› Physics                                 › Physics                                      › Science
                                                                                         › Commerce
Facts                                     Facts                                          › Social Studies
Minimum age: 16                           Minimum age: 16
Intakes: January, July and August         Intakes: April and October                     Facts
Programme length: 4 terms (40/38/35       Programme length: 3 terms (31 weeks)           Minimum age: 16
weeks depending on intake date)           English language requirement:                  Intakes: January and July
English language requirement:             IELTS score of 5.5 (writing no less            Programme length:
IELTS score of 5.0 (with no band less     than 5.5) or approved equivalent               January - 22 weeks
than 5.0) or approved equivalent                                                         July - 23 weeks
                                                                                         English language requirement:
                                                                                         IELTS score of 4.5 (writing no less
                                                                                         than 4.5) or approved equivalent

                                         * Art is not available for the October intake

AFY will provide you with a direct path
to degree study at university.

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Develop your knowledge and skills
I chose to study at Taylors Auckland
                                                                                                      because it guarantees me entry
                                                                                                      into at least three universities in
                                                                                                      Auckland. The teachers are always
                                                                                                      encouraging and good at
                                                                                                      communicating with the students.
                                                                                                      Justyn from New Zealand
                                                                                                      Current AFY student who plans to
                                                                                                      study at the University of Auckland
                                                                                                      once he graduates

                                                    Progressing to university
                                                    Guaranteed entry                                      Assessment for university entry
                                                    With successful completion of AFY, and upon           University entry is based on the following
                                                    meeting university entry requirements, you            requirements:
                                                    will be guaranteed entry into the University          1 Meeting the minimum overall course
                                                    of Auckland, AUT University or Massey                    average score for the relevant
                                                    University. You may also apply for other                 undergraduate degree programme
                                                    universities in New Zealand.                          2 Meeting the minimum overall English
                                                                                                             mark (minimum 65%)
                                                    Assistance in university selection                    3 Successful completion of the compulsory
                                                    Our tertiary counsellor will assist you                  subjects as specified for the relevant
                                                    to select the university that best meets                 undergraduate degree programme
                                                    your career aims. You will also visit the             4 Meeting any additional requirements
                                                    partner universities to help you make the                 prescribed by the university.
                                                    right decision about your future.

                                                                                                          For more information
                                                                                                          see pages 31-33.

Start Dates
Intake           Length in   Orientation   Term 1         Term 2         Term 3         Term 4        Start Uni
                 weeks
January          22 weeks    19 Jan        22 Jan 2018    16 Apr 2018
Pre-foundation                             29 Mar 2018    22 Jun 2018

July             23 weeks    6 Jul         9 Jul 2018     1 Oct 2018
Pre-foundation                             14 Sept 2018   14 Dec 2018

January          40 weeks    19 Jan        22 Jan 2018    16 Apr 2018    9 Jul 2018     1 Oct 2018    Feb/Mar 2019
Standard                                   29 Mar 2018    22 Jun 2018    14 Sept 2018   7 Dec 2018

April            31 weeks    13 Apr        16 Apr 2018    9 Jul 2018     1 Oct 2018                   Feb/Mar 2019
Intensive                                  29 Jun 2018    14 Sept 2018   7 Dec 2018

July             38 weeks    6 Jul         9 Jul 2018     1 Oct 2018     14 Jan 2019    15 Apr 2019   Jul 2019
Standard                                   14 Sept 2018   14 Dec 2018    29 Mar 2019    31 May 2019

August           35 weeks    17 Aug        20 Aug 2018    14 Jan 2019-   15 Apr 2019                  Jul 2019
Standard                                   14 Dec 2018    29 Mar 2019    31 May 2019

October          31 weeks    28 Sept       1 Oct 2018     3 Jan 2019     15 Apr 2019                  Jul 2019
Intensive                                  21 Dec 2018    29 Mar 2019    31 May 2019

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Subject descriptions
AFY Standard and Intensive Programmes

Standard and Intensive                                English                                         Art
                                                      This subject aims to develop students’          Students gain practical knowledge of
Programme subjects                                    confidence and competency in                    visual arts and understanding of arts in
will prepare you with                                 understanding, speaking, reading and            context, develop ideas through observation,
                                                      writing English. Attention is paid to all       and learn to analyse, interpret and
the skills you need to                                areas of study, including accuracy of           evaluate images.
meet the challenges                                   grammatical structure, spelling,                Please note: Studio space for students
                                                      punctuation and word use.                       who wish to take Art is restricted and a
of degree-level study.                                Topics include:
                                                                                                      place in this subject is not guaranteed.
                                                                                                      Priority will be given to students who
                                                      › Listening (in small groups, classroom
                                                                                                      intend to apply for a Bachelor of Fine Arts,
                                                         situations and lectures, showing
                                                                                                      Bachelor of Architecture or another discipline
                                                         understanding through listening exercises)
                                                                                                      in design. Art is not offered as part of the
                                                      › Speaking (one-to-one and small group
                                                                                                      October intake.
                                                         discussions, formal presentations)
                                                      › Reading (note-taking, extended reading,
                                                         study of a range of newspaper and            Biology
                                                         magazine articles, showing understanding     This subject aims to develop an
                                                         through formally-assessed comprehension      understanding of Biology with the capability
                                                         exercises)                                   to communicate facts logically and
                                                      › Writing (practice of different styles,       effectively, design and perform a range
                                                         paragraph and note-form summaries,           of experiments, develop skills in critical
                                                         preparation of research reports).            analysis, and apply biological knowledge
                                                                                                      and understanding to the solution of
                                                      Accounting                                      problems. It also aims to foster respect for
                                                                                                      intellectual honesty in acquiring, presenting
                                                      An introduction to accounting methods
                                                                                                      and interpreting evidence.
                                                      and concepts.
                                                                                                      Topics include:
                                                      Topics include:
                                                                                                      › Structure and function of the cell
                                                      › Cash and Accrual Accounting
                                                                                                      › Responses of plants and animals to biotic
                                                      › Budgeting
                                                                                                         and abiotic factors
                                                      › Cash flow
                                                                                                      › Genetics
                                                      › Depreciation
                                                                                                      › Evolution – primates and hominids.
                                                      › Assessment of performance
                                                      › Accounting systems
                                                      › Job costing                                  Chemistry
                                                      › Cost-volume-profit analysis                  This practical course provides students
                                                      › Financial statements for sole traders,       with the basis to study science-related
                                                         partnerships and companies.                  courses at university, the knowledge and
                                                                                                      confidence to test their ideas experimentally,
                                                                                                      the ability to make informed and responsible
                                                                                                      decisions, and an enjoyment of science.
                                                                                                      Topics include:
                                                                                                      › Atomic theory
                                                                                                      › Chemical bonding and the shapes of
                                                                                                         molecules
                                                                                                      › Chemistry of transition elements, metal
                                                                                                         hydroxides, halogens, selected ions
                                                                                                      › Analysis of laboratory solutions and
                                                                                                         commercial products
                                                                                                      › Energy involved in physical and chemical
                                                                                                         changes
                                                                                                      › Aqueous Chemistry
                                                                                                      › Oxidation-reduction and applications
                                                                                                      › Organic Chemistry; spectroscopic
                                                                                                         identification of organic compounds.

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Subject descriptions: AFY Standard and Intensive Programmes
Classical Studies                                   Information Technology
An introduction to the history, literature, art,    This subject provides students with a
architecture and politics of ancient Greece         wide knowledge of computer technology,
(600-400 BC) and Rome (753 BC-14 AD).               common application software,
This subject will teach skills that are vital       programming, word processing,
in any degree at university level, including        spreadsheets and databases.
critical thinking, analysis and writing
                                                    Topics include:
argumentative essays in English.
                                                    › Computer hardware
Topics include:                                     › Computer software
› Greek myths and the gods                         › Operating systems
› Athenian social life                             › Business applications
› Athenian art and architecture                    › Problem solving techniques used for
› Athenian democracy                                  programming.
› Rome and the rise of the Emperor Augustus
› Roman architecture                               Mathematics A (Statistics)                         You can always enjoy
› Greek drama: Medea.                              A prerequisite for many university                 the fresh air in Auckland
                                                    courses, this subject provides students            city and there are many
Economics                                           with a broad range of mathematical                 opportunities for you to
This subject provides students with an              knowledge and skills.
understanding of a wide spectrum of                                                                    meet people from all
                                                    Topics include:                                    around the world. One of
economic issues: basic economic concepts
                                                    › Algebra and graphing of functions
and principles, policy options available
                                                    › Exponentials and logarithms
                                                                                                       my favourite activities in
for government and the probable
                                                    › Correlation and regression                      New Zealand is to go hiking
consequences of economic decisions.
                                                    › Probability and set theory                      on the weekends, the views
Topics include:                                     › Random variables and their distributions
› Relative scarcity and production possibilities
                                                                                                       are amazing!
                                                    › Time series
› Demand, supply and the market                    › Linear programming                              Karen from Hong Kong
› Market structures including monopoly             › Mathematical modelling                          AFY graduate currently studying
› Externalities, public goods and                  › Numerical equation solving                      a Bachelor of Communication in
   government intervention                          › Binomial, poisson and normal distributions.     Queensland, Australia
› Equity and efficiency
› The financial markets                            Mathematics B (Calculus)
› Aggregate demand and supply and the              This subject provides students with a solid
   macroeconomic economy.                           foundation for subjects at university that
                                                    require a prior knowledge of Mathematics
Geography                                           with Calculus.
Students will study the formation of natural
                                                    Topics include:
features, learn skills involved in interpreting
topographic data; analyse cultural
                                                    › Calculus
                                                    › Algebra
                                                                                                     You will study English
processes (urban growth, migration,
development and sustainability), and
                                                    › Trigonometry                                   and a choice of four
study human actions that modify natural
                                                    › Geometry.
                                                                                                        elective subjects.
processes and analyse the outcomes.
                                                    Physics
Topics include:                                     Students will develop theoretical knowledge,
Physical Geography:                                 problem solving skills and experimental
› Coastal processes                                techniques.
› River processes
› Geological processes                             Topics include:
› Biomes                                           › Light
                                                    › Waves
Human Geography:
                                                    › Kinematics
› Population
                                                    › Mechanics
› Migration
                                                    › Electricity and magnetism
› Urban settlements
                                                    › Atomic and nuclear physics.
› Development
› Sustainability
› Climate change.

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My teachers were excellent.
They not only helped me with my
studies but also with the practical
aspects of life in new Zealand. I was
also very fortunate to gain work
experience in Auckland. I started
working part time in the school’s
library, which suited my study
schedule. I love living in Auckland!
Julia, from Vietnam
AFY graduate, has since completed her Bachelor
of Commerce from the University of Auckland
and is currently employed in New Zealand

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Subject descriptions: Pre-Foundation Programme
Subject descriptions
Pre-Foundation Programme
The subjects you’ll study during   Compulsory subjects                              Elective subjects
the Pre-Foundation Programme
                                   English                                          Commerce
will prepare you for academic      The course aims to develop the four basic        The course aims to give students the
study and improve your English     language skills of reading, writing, listening   skills and vocabulary base in Accounting
language skills.                   and speaking. It also introduces the skills      and Economics that will enable them to
                                   required for academic reading and writing,       understand the more advanced topics
                                   with an emphasis on the importance of            taught in AFY. Students will gain knowledge
                                   interpreting resource material and utilising     and understanding of the major concepts in
                                   new knowledge to answer questions                Accounting and Economics and will be given
                                   and write essays. The development of             the opportunity to apply these concepts in
                                   independent learning skills is also a focus.     a variety of situations.

                                   Mathematics                                      Science
                                   This course gives students the opportunity       The Science course gives students an
                                   to develop a skill base in general maths that    insight into three subjects available as
                                   will prepare them to specialise in Statistics    individual subjects in AFY: Biology,
                                   and/or Calculus in AFY.                          Chemistry and Physics.

                                   Information Technology                           › Biology: Students get to know basic
                                   This course aims to give students the               information needed for the AFY Programme.
                                   opportunity to develop a skill base that will       This subject includes an introduction to
                                   enable them to successfully complete the            genetics, evolution, plus animal and plant
                                   AFY programme. They will also develop               responses to environmental factors.
                                   computing skills in additional areas not         › Chemistry: Students get to know common
                                   covered by the AFY course, learn about              chemicals used in the laboratory, how to
                                   internet usage for study and research               test for them, and find out what they do.
                                   and improve their presentation skills.              Classes also involve finding out how much
                                                                                       one substance will react with another.
                                                                                       This is very much a practical, hands-on
                                                                                       course to give students an enjoyment
                                                                                       of Chemistry.
                                   Designed for                                     › Physics: Students find explanations
                                                                                       for why and how things happen. The
                                   students who do not                                 course involves practical components

                                   meet the academic                                   to complement the theoretical
                                                                                       relationships covered.
                                   or English entry                                 Social Studies
                                   requirements for                                 This course gives students an introduction
                                   the AFY Programme.                               to New Zealand history and Maori culture,
                                                                                    European history and ancient history. It will
                                                                                    include topics in the history of art, and the
                                                                                    history of disasters. The subject introduces
                                                                                    vocabulary that will be useful in the
                                    Facts                                           foundation year subjects of Classical
                                    January - 22 weeks                              Studies, Geography and Art. Students
                                    July - 23 weeks                                 will also begin learning the skills of analysis
                                    Students need to study                          and critical thinking which are necessary
                                    3 compulsory subjects and                       in humanities subjects.
                                    choose 2 out of 3 elective
                                    subjects

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English Language
Preparation (ELP)
If you need to improve your English
language skills in order to study an
academic course, our English programme
is the perfect solution.

Crucial skills for academic learning                             Individual attention
The programme focuses on maximising                              Our classes are small so your progress                             Facts
your progress in each of the four core                           can be carefully monitored by your                                 Minimum age: 16
English skills - speaking, writing, reading                      teacher. There’s regular testing to help                           Maximum class size: 18
and listening. You will gain study skills such                   ensure you reach your full potential.                              Entry requirement: IELTS minimum 4.0,
as examination techniques, critical analysis,                                                                                       with no band less than 3.5
note-taking and text scanning to help you                        Highly qualified teachers                                          Face-to-face teaching: 25 hours per week
learn faster and with greater confidence.                        The ELP teaching staff are highly qualified                        Term length:
                                                                 and experienced professionals in the                               ELP 1 - 12 weeks
Personal study plan                                              English as a Second Language (ESL) field.                          ELP 2 - 24 weeks (includes ELP 3)
Each ELP course is designed to help you                                                                                             ELP 3 - 12 weeks
develop the necessary skills for success.                        Delivered on campus
Before you start your programme, we will                         Your ELP lessons consist of 25 hours of                            Start dates:
test your level of English and advise you                        face-to-face teaching per week. You will                           January 8
on how long you need to study to reach                           meet new friends and your teachers                                 April 3
the required level.                                              before starting the AFY programme.                                 July 2
                                                                                                                                    September 24

If your language level is below the entrance requirements for the
Auckland Foundation Year, you can begin your programme at an
Embassy English Study Centre in their General English (GE) course.

                                                                                                    In Chile, students do not have a close relationship
                                                                                                    with their teachers or staff. However, at Taylors
                                                                                                    Auckland the teachers are always very helpful
                                                                                                    and create a positive learning environment.
                                                                                                    After receiving lots of support and information
                                                                                                    at Taylors Auckland, I’ve decided to study
                                                                                                    Linguistics at university.
                                                                                                    Valentina from Chile
                                                                                                    AFY Graduate

Due to recent changes in NZQA regulations, effective from 18 August 2017, all private training establishments must seek approval from NZQA to do their own English language testing of
students seeking admission to academic programmes at certificate level 3 or above. At the time of publication of this brochure, Taylors is awaiting approval of its application. ELP students
may therefore be required to complete an IELTS, or approved equivalent, in order to meet the English language proficiency standard required for entry to the Certificate in Foundation
Studies (AFY).

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English Language Preparation (ELP)
CareerAhead

With your future in mind we have
a careers programme as part of
all our programmes at Taylors
College Auckland.

Skills for success                                  You will take part in a workshop on
The Career Ahead service is designed to             New Zealand attitudes and communication,
give you a head start in today’s competitive        discussing expectations within university
graduate employment market by helping               and society.
you become a confident, highly skilled and
extremely employable graduate.                      You will be supported by the coordinator,
                                                    your mentor and the Tertiary Counsellor
How CareerAhead works:                              throughout The CareerAhead programme.
Before you arrive
You will receive helpful information and            At the end of the course
advice from our admissions team about               You will receive a certificate and a Career
CareerAhead and what it can do for you.             Development folder.

During your programme                               CareerAhead will help you:
You will get a full overview of the                 › Identify your natural strengths and
CareerAhead programme and complete                     the skills you need to improve
an online skills assessment in your own             › Get a better understanding of the
language. You will then receive a full report          employment market in your home
that highlights your existing skills and specific      country, as well as in New Zealand
areas you need to focus on developing.              › Write an impressive CV and a personal
                                                       statement
You will also complete CareerQuest,                 › Boost your confidence by practising
supported by the New Zealand                           interview skills
government. This will help you to identify          › Make the right choices for your
careers and university courses to consider.            future career.
It will support you as you make your
degree choices, with information and
research opportunities.

There will be an opportunity to prepare
a CV and write a personal statement.
We encourage you to develop your skills
by joining the Volunteer Enterprise group
at Taylors Auckland. This group plans,
advertises and carries out fundraising
events and activities for staff and students.
You can choose which areas you want to
develop if you join Volunteer Enterprise:
leadership, planning, communication or
event management.

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Taylors College
Auckland Foundation Year
Entry requirements
This information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change without notice.
For the most current information, please visit afy.ac.nz

English  Language AFY – Standard Programme
English test                                                             AFY – Intensive Programme                      Pre-Foundation Programme
IELTS Academic          IELTS 5.0 (no band less than 5.0)                IELTS 5.5 (writing no less than 5.5)           IELTS 4.5 (writing no less than 4.5)

TOEFL PB                500 (TWE 4)                                      513 (TWE 4)                                    450 (TWE 3.5)

TOEFL IBT               35 (with a writing score of 20)                  68 (writing no less than 22)                   45 (writing no less than 20)

PTE Academic            Score of 36                                      46 (writing no less than 46)                   34 (writing no less than 35)

CAE                     N/A                                              162                                            147

FCE or FCE for Schools Score of 154 (with no less than 154 in each skill) N/A                                           N/A

Academic
Country                 AFY – Standard Programme                         AFY – Intensive Programme                      Pre-Foundation Programme
Australia               Year 11 (70% in relevant subjects)               Year 11 (75% in relevant subjects)             Year 11 (60% in relevant subjects)

China                   Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 70% or above Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 80% or above Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 60% or above
                        in relevant subjects                          in relevant subjects                          in relevant subjects
Hong Kong               Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4            Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4
                        subjects                                       academic subjects                                academic subjects
                        HKDSE - 3 relevant subjects at Level 2         HKDSE - 2 Level 2 and 1 Level 3 in relevant      HKDSE - 2 Level 2 and 1 Level 1 in relevant
                                                                       subjects                                         subjects
India                   Year 11 - 70% in relevant subjects               Year 11 - 80% in relevant subjects             Year 11 60% in relevant subjects

Indonesia               SMA 2 - GPA 7.0 - 7.5 in 4 academic subjects     SMA 2 - GPA 8.0 - 8.5 in 4 academic subjects   SMA 2 - GPA - 6.5 in 4 academic subjects

Iran                    Year 11 with 16 / 20 in academic subjects        Year 11 with 18 / 20 in academic subjects      Year 11 with 14 / 20 in academic subjects

Japan                   Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2        Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School
                        - Grade 4-5 in academic subjects                 with superior grades in academic subjects Certificate Year 2 - Grade 3-4 in academic
                                                                                                                   subjects
Korea                   High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 2 - 3      High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 1        High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 4 - 5

Kuwait                  Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama /General           Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama /General         Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama /General
                        Secondary School Certificate with 75% in         Secondary School Certificate with 90% in       Secondary School Certificate with 70% in
                        4 relevant subjects                              4 relevant subjects                            4 relevant subjects
Macau                   Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 65% - 75% in            Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 75% - 80% in          Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 60% - 65% in
                        academic subjects                                academic subjects                              academic subjects
Malaysia                SPM (or forecast) - aggregated of 20 or less     SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 15 or less    SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less
                        across 5 academic subjects                       across 5 academic subjects                     across 5 academic subjects
Mexico                  Completion of Bachillerato - 7.0/70% in four     Completion of Bachillerato - 7.5/75% in four   Completion of Bachillerato - 6.0/60% in four
                        relevant subjects                                relevant subjects                              relevant subjects
New Zealand             Completion of 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 with Completion of 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 with Completion of 38 credits at NCEA Level 1 with
                        no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects
                        (including Maths)                              (including Maths)                              (including Maths)
Russia                  Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat)    Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) Certificate of Secondary Education
                        - minimum a grade 3 in 5 subjects                - minimum of a grade 3 in 3 subjects and a    (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 2 in 3
                                                                         minimum of grade 4 in 2 subjects              subjects and a grade of 3 in 2 subjects
Saudi Arabia            Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education         Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education       Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education
                        Certificate with 75% average in academic         Certificate with 90% average in academic       Certificate with 70% average in academic
                        subjects                                         subjects                                       subjects
Singapore               Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate     Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate
                        of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects         of 15 or less across 5 academic subjects     of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects
Sri Lanka               Sri Lankan O levels - B grade in 4 academic      Sri Lankan O levels - 2 A grades and 2 B       Sri Lankan O levels - C grade in 4 academic
                        subjects                                         grades in 4 academic subjects                  subjects
Taiwan                  Senior Year 2 - 70% or above in 4 relevant       Senior Year 2 - 80% or above in 4 relevant     Senior Year 2 - 60% or above in 4 relevant
                        subjects                                         subjects                                       subjects
Thailand                Matayom 5 GPA 2.5 in academic subjects           Matayom 5 GPA 3.0 in academic subjects         Matayom 5 GPA 2.2 in academic subjects
Turkey                  Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School        Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School      Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School
                        Diploma - minimum of Grade 2 in 3 subjects       Diploma - minimum of Grade 3 in 3 subjects     Diploma Grade 2 or above in academic
                        and Grade 3 in 2 subjects                        and Grade 4 in 2 subjects                      subjects
Vietnam                 Year 11 - GPA of 7.5                             Year 11 - GPA of 8.0                           Year 11 - GPA of 7.0

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