International

Key Information

At last count NZIE had students from over 24 countries!

For over 17 years, International Students have come from all over the world to study at NZIE.

Why do do students choose us over hundreds of other schools around the world? Find out below.

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International Alumni

Our location

At NZIE you can study in Paradise! We’re only a 4 minute walk from the beautiful white sands of Takapuna Beach. Takapuna is a beautiful and sunny beach suburb in Auckland City. So once you’ve finished your studies for the day you can go to the beach for a swim or take part in many of the social activities we have to offer.

Our Support

NZIE is famous for the ongoing support we give students. From the moment you arrive to the time you graduate, we will provide everything you need to excel in your studies and have fun with your fellow students.

Our Quality

What does quality mean to us? At NZIE we believe in providing an ‘education for your future’, so we hire excellent teachers to deliver the best, most relevant academic courses.

Pastoral Care

NZIE has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the NZQA website at www.nzqa.govt.nz

Immigration

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.

Think Recruit – Career Support Services

NZIE has over 25 years of experience in pathwaying students into NZ’s workforce.

Think Recruit will provide guidance for you on:

  • Work experience
  • Internships
  • Finding paid work
  • CV Development
  • Seminars / Workshops
  • Templates and Resources

Student Handbook

To help you gain the best results from your training we have put together this Student Handbook. Within the Handbook are sections, which will take you through rules and guidelines. Following these guidelines will ensure you have an excellent experience at NZIE.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; OR Have a student visa.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; or have a student visa.

Fees 2020

Student loans available through Study Link. Check if you are eligible here. 

Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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