Start Planning Early

✓ Get study advice

You can get advice about your study options and find out more about our programmes by talking to our International Team (email or by using an approved EmployNZ recruitment agent in your home-country.

✓ Apply online

Apply to study by making an enquiry through our course pages found here or by applying through your local agent.

✓ Check the entry requirements

As an international student you need to meet academic and English language entry requirements for our programmes. Check the Prospectus to find out more. Contact us at if you need more details.

✓ Receiving an offer

You will need to fill in an application form which is available from your local agent or as a download here. Once you have completed the form and obtained the required documents, supply them to your agent or email them to If you are successful you will receive an official offer of place (OOP) letter. The OOP may be a formal offer (no other information is required), or a conditional offer (more information is required). We will let you know what further information is required.

✓ Accept your offer – pay your first year’s tuition fees

To formally accept your offer of place to study at EmployNZ you will need to pay your first years tuition fees. To find out how to pay your fees (and how they are protected) visit our Preparing to Travel to New Zealand page.

✓ Apply for your student visa

Once you have paid your fees you can use the receipt and offer of place letter from EmployNZ to apply to Immigration New Zealand for your student visa. You can find out more about visa options and how to apply here.

✓ Prepare to come to New Zealand

To ensure you arrive in New Zealand with everything you need to settle in well, and to complete your enrolment, use the pre-departure handbook as your guide.
Please remember we will organise travel and medical insurance for you before you leave, the cost of this is $599. If you prefer to organise your own insurance please make sure you discuss this with us first.

✓ Arriving in New Zealand

A member of our International Team will either meet you at the Auckland airport or arrange for you to be picked-up and transported to Tauranga or Rotorua. They will then take you to your accommodation and go through the orientation section of the student handbook with you. This includes all the information you need to help you settle in with EmployNZ.

✓ Enrolment on campus

When you arrive on campus our International Team will help you to complete your enrolment, you will need to have the following documentation ready. Student visa, travel and medical insurance (in English), passport, confirmation of funds.

✓ International orientation

Please plan to arrive 1 week before your course starts. The first week will include several orientation workshops and events.
A member of our International Team will confirm these with you when you arrive.

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