About the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university and consistently places among the Top 100 universities in the world. The university hosts around 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses, with the bulk of students in the city campus.

Excellent rankings

  • The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings. Placed 83rd in the world, the university is the only university in New Zealand in the top 100 globally.
  • The University of Auckland enjoys an excellent reputation and rankings in the world of Medicine, being placed in the top 40 for both Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Nursing: Pharmacy & Pharmacology (#28 in the world), Nursing (#35 in the world)
  • Education (#29 in the world)
  • Sports-related Subjects (#43 in the world)
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One-year Foundation pathway

You will follow the specialist Kings Advanced Level Foundation. This is based on A-level and taught by A-level teachers.

Depending on your degree of choice, you will study a combination of relevant subjects along with the compulsory subjects of Data Handling/Statistics and Communication/Study Skills.

At a glance


  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings Brighton
  • Kings London
  • Kings Oxford

Start dates:

  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • September 2023

Entry requirements:

  • Completed 11 – 12 years of schooling
  • Minimum IELTS 6.5

Minimum age:

  • 16.5


  • 1 academic year (3 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study

Class size range:

  • 8 – 12

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Raise English to university level 
  • Develop learning and self-study skills for degree level 
  • Full preparation for participation in the MMIs 
  • Develop relevant working experience required for entry into medical school 
Advanced Level Foundation

University of Auckland entry criteria

After successfully completing your Advanced Level Foundation at Kings you will be able to apply to The University of Auckland.

For full entry requirements go to The University of Auckland website.

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