Guaranteed pathway to universities
By successfully completing Auckland Foundation Year (AFY) you are guaranteed a place* at AUT University, Massey University or The University of Auckland. Your AFY qualification will also be recognised by all other New Zealand universities and Group of Eight universities in Australia. Students from AFY have also gone to study in Europe and The USA.
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*Provided minimum entry requirements are met
Excellent university success rates
Taylors College students consistently achieve excellent results and are able to pathway successfully to university. Read more about our Students' Results >
New Zealand Qualification Authority Assessment - Top score
Taylors College excelled in the NZQA (New Zealand Qualification Authority) External Evaluation with Highly Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident in capability in self-assessment. This is the highest ranking that schools can gain and demonstrates the high standard of teaching, success rates and professionalism of Taylors College. You can feel safe in the knowledge that our performance and educational quality are frequently assessed.
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Exam papers moderated by The University of Auckland
After being marked by our teachers, final exam papers for each subject are moderated by expert academics from The University of Auckland. This ensures that our marking is consistent and fair and exam questions are of a high standard.
Smaller tutorial sizes
We limit the number of students in each tutorial, which allows our academic staff to provide you with more individual attention, maximising your academic performance.
You can start your study at a time that suits you, we have intakes in January, April, July, August and October. Find out about dates and intakes >
Recognition of Prior Learning ( RPL)
If you have studied at NCEA Level 3 in New Zealand or overseas, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which, if successful, will allow you to complete AFY more cheaply and in less time.
- Improve your English language skills
We offer Taylors English Language Preparation (TELP) if you need to develop your English skills before you start your foundation course. Find out more >
- World class learning technology
Taylors College has been approved by Universities New Zealand to accept international, New Zealand Permanent Residents (PRs) and domestic students into AFY. (Conditions apply)