Certificate in English for Academic Study

Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, while learning about the academic culture in New Zealand and how to take control of your studies.

The Certificate in English for Academic Study prepares you for degree level study at AUT or other universities. If you achieve a B grade average or higher, and at least a B for writing and a C+ in all other papers you meet the English language entry requirements for most AUT undergraduate degrees.

This programme is also suitable for Certificate in English Language graduates who want to continue their study, and applicants with overseas qualifications whose first language is not English.

Minimum entry requirements

  • NCEA: 48 credits at level 2 or higher and eight credits at level 1 or higher in any subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies or Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira or ESOL level 3 credits in reading and writing.

Selection criteria

  • Placement test and interview will be required

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3309
Level:
5
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$3,060
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$14,925
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.