The Foundation Certificate (Commerce) programme ensures that students receive the best preparation for success at University level. Scholarships are offered for the top students in this programme to pursue tertiary studies overseas. Moreover, on the successful completion of this programme, students can also enter year one of a range of undergraduate degrees at the National University of Samoa. The Foundation Certificate (Commerce) programme comprises of academic skills courses that will develop transferable competencies such as delivering oral presentations, essay writing and working in a team as well as subject-specific courses that will provide students with the basic knowledge of their chosen area of study so that they are able to progress to more specialized studies later.

An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Foundation Certificate (Commerce) programme if that applicant has: 

At least 50% in Accounting,

At least 50% in Economics

At least 50% in Mathematics.