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English for Academic Purposes

Levels available

Pre-elementary to Advanced

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Students can choose to study online or onsite.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for entry into this programme.

Course Details

This course is designed especially for those who need to improve their standard of English at university-level.


This course focuses on writing formal essays, dissertations and thesis work for students who are currently studying in university, or wish to improve their standard of English before entering university.

Online activities will include discussion board activities, viewing videos, writing short paragraphs, workbook activities and grammar activities.

The main focus of this programme is to engage students in a higher level of English writing that emphasises writing skills; including essay writing, thesis writing, report discussions, research studies, scholarly material and book publications.

Important Information

Application Dates

Entry requirements

Fees per student

Domestic and International

  • Students can apply anytime though starts dates are on the first of each month.

  • 16 years of age or over

  • One copy of a government issued ID document

  • Access to wifi and computer hardware and software suitable for the programme.

  • New Zealand citizens pay $490.00 for the entire programme.

  • International learners pay a course fee of $490.00 for the entire programme, plus an additional charge of $290.00.

  • All fees are correct at the time of publication.

  • All fees are in New Zealand dollars.

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Please note that this is a short course, as such it is not an award that leads to a university degree, and so it is not listed on the qualifications framework. 

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