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UP Education (New Zealand)

Auckland , Auckland ,New Zealand

UP English for Future Studies (UPEFS)

and build a bridge to success

A leading college for international students, UP International College offers  a flexible and innovative intensive English language programme to provide the academic language skills you need for tertiary study.

UP English for Future Studies, registered as ‘Intensive General English’ with NZQA, offers an English course that prepares students who wish to pursue their academic studies in New Zealand for success. The programme is aimed at providing learners with the skills to study effectively in an academic setting.  

It will provide targeted preparation for Foundation and other academic courses and will be tailored to individual students’ needs to ensure a higher level of language acquisition. 

Any student who wishes to continue their studies in Foundation, a school programme or a vocational college and are looking to improve their English beforehand, would benefit from studying in this programme.

UP International College* is located at 345 Queen Street in central Auckland.

Central location with excellent facilities
In the heart of central Auckland, UP International College is close to public transport and accommodation options. It’s also near the University of Auckland, AUT University, Yoobee Colleges and New Zealand School of Tourism. The campus is fully equipped with modern air-conditioned classrooms, computer rooms, a student common room with cafeteria, student learning centre and library.

Qualified teachers
All UP International College teachers are fully qualified and registered with the New Zealand Teachers’ Council. They are experienced specialist teachers who provide a caring and supportive learning environment, using interactive lessons and lots of personal attention to help students achieve their learning goals.

A choice of activities
We encourage you to make the most of your time in New Zealand so we offer lots of activities beyond the classroom. School staff and tour operators organise sightseeing excursions while our International Student Club offers everything from basketball, badminton and cooking classes to chess and performing arts. Our Student Learning Centre is open on Saturdays for self-study and socialising.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Life-long learning
At UP Education, you’ll join a team of people who are passionate about shaping the next generations of leaders.

We offer career progression in a wide range of roles with exciting opportunities for high achievers in a range of locations across New Zealand, Australia and around the world.

We are always interested in hearing from people passionate about education. We often seek applications for roles in teaching and tutoring, HR, marketing, sales, property, finance, the academic quality team, and more.

PSW Opportunity

PSW is 2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry requirement
In order to enrol into UPEFS, students will need to meet the minimum English requirement of IELTS 3.0 or equivalent. 

UPEFS is not suitable for absolute or false beginners, learners who have had no or limited experience of learning English. Students who join this programme should be able to understand basic instructions and participate in a simple exchange of information in English. On the day, students will be assessed to determine their suitability for language studies in our programme. 

Level - Duration - Learner - CEFR - IELTS - Entry to Foundation

Introduction - 12 weeks - Basic user - A1 – A2 - 3.0 – 4.0

Level 1 - 12 weeks - From basic to independent user - A2 – B1 - 4.0 – 4.5 - Extended Foundation Programme

Level 2 - 12 weeks - Independent user - B1 – B2 - 4.5 – 5.5 - Standard Foundation Programme

Level 3 - 12 weeks - Independent user - B2 - 5.5 – 6.0 - Accelerated Foundation Programme

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Short Courses and Summer Schools
  • Duration: 08 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 17280 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
    Application Fee: N/A
This Institution is not directly represented by us and applications / visa support (to them) attract a nominal charge