Regulations - Foundation Studies


The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes – FCertEAP

The regulations for this certificate are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student must:

a (i) be an international student permitted to study in New Zealand

and

(ii) (a) have obtained an English language proficiency score of not less than 5.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent in another such English Language Test recognised by the University of Auckland, for undergraduate conditional offers of admission

or

(b) have obtained an English language proficiency score of not less than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent in another such English Language test recognised by the University of Auckland, for postgraduate conditional offers of admission

and

(iii) (a) have received a conditional offer of admission to the University of Auckland or another tertiary education institution in New Zealand

or

(b) have obtained a recognised high school qualification in another country which entitles the student to qualify for ad eundem statum admission to a New Zealand university

or

b (i) be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand

and either

(ii) (a) have obtained a recognised high school qualification in another country which entitles the student to qualify for ad eundem statum admission to a New Zealand university

and

(b) have obtained an English language proficiency score of not less than 5.0 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent in another such English Language Test recognised by the University of Auckland, for undergraduate conditional offers of admission

or

have obtained an English language proficiency score of not less than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent in another such English Language test recognised by the University of Auckland, for postgraduate conditional offers of admission

or

(iii) have completed year 13 in a New Zealand secondary school, but not met the standard for University Entrance.

Note: Students who gain admission to the programme under 1b(iii) and who successfully complete the certificate may apply for Discretionary Entrance to the University under the Admission Regulation 6b. The Certificate is not an alternative to fulfilment of the literacy requirement for entrance from a New Zealand secondary school, but will be taken into account in the consideration of applications for Discretionary Entrance.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this certificate has to follow an approved full-time programme of the equivalent of one semester and pass courses with a total value of 60 points.

Structure and Content

3 a A student with an undergraduate conditional offer of admission enrolled in this certificate must pass:

ACADINT A01 Academic Integrity Course

ENGLACP 20P English for Academic Purposes Level 1

ENGLACP 30P English for Academic Purposes Level 2

b A student with a postgraduate conditional offer of admission enrolled in this certificate must pass:

ACADINT A01 Academic Integrity Course

ENGLACP 30P English for Academic Purposes Level 2

ENGLACP 40P English for Academic Purposes Level 3

Variations

4 In exceptional circumstances the Academic Board or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

5 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 2004 regulations for the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes were thereby repealed.

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