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Certificate in English for Academic Study

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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 possible 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


  • LSKL501 Writing and Referencing
  • LSKL502 Reading for Academic Purposes
  • LSKL503 Listening and Note-Taking
  • LSKL504 Oral Interaction and Presentation

Entry criteria

NCEA or equivalent: 48 level 2 credits or higher including eight level 1 credits in any one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo M?ori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, or ESOL level 3 credits in reading and writing

CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff, including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects listed above
IB: Completion of Year 12

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with C/C+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 70; GIE with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.

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