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Certificate of University Preparation

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The Certificate of University Preparation (CUP) is a one-trimester programme, provided by the Waikato Pathways College, which can provide students who have a New Zealand secondary school qualification with the equivalent of University Entrance as wel

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Degree Type
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$3,508 per year
International Fees
$11,255 per year

About this course

The Certificate of University Preparation has been designed to help students who don't initially meet the entry requirements for study at a New Zealand university or tertiary provider, who left school some time ago and need additional academic preparation, or those who are looking for a career change.

This programme will introduce you to an adult learning environment including lectures, tutorials and workshops. CUP is an academically approved qualification that teaches skills such as note-taking, research, essay writing, time management and critical thinking.

Taught on the Hamilton campus, you will have full access to University facilities and services, enabling you to adapt to this new environment prior to starting your degree. Following your successful completion of CUP, you'll be eligible for entry at all New Zealand Universities and most undergraduate degrees.

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