Application Process for St John's College

  1. Information pack including an International Student Application Form and a Refund Policy.
  2. Application form (available here) completed and sent to St John's College with NZ$100 fee.
  3. Student interview and test for academic and English language ability. This may take place either in New Zealand or the student's home country.
  4. Application processed and, if successful, an offer is made by St John's College.
  5. Offer accepted by the student and fees paid to St John's College.
  6. Tuition Agreement signed by parents and student.
  7. Academic course selected by student.
  8. Code of Conduct signed by parents and student.
  9. Guardian selected by parents and confirmed by St John's College.
  10. Student obtains visa. St John's College provides an Offer of Place letter from the college and a receipt for college fees. Note: These are an essential part of the visa application process.
  11. Homestay Application received or details of own arrangement provided to School. This will be monitored by the St John's College Dean of International Students.
  12. Homestay fees received.
  13. Medical Insurance sighted and checked by St John's College. Note: Insurance must cover travel, medical and fee protection.

For more information on the application process for St John's, email the Dean of International Students Mr Rodney Cook or phone +64 7 856 7091.


Health and Travel Insurance

Most students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:

  • A resident or citizen of Australia; or
  • A national of the United Kingdom in New Zealand; or
  • The holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more.
  • If you do not belong to one of these special categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment. St John's College requires you to have a New Zealand based medical insurance policy that will cover the costs of medical treatment for the duration of your stay in New Zealand. The School will organise this insurance for you before you arrive in New Zealand. St John's College uses Unicare Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Translations of rates and benefits can be viewed at Unicare.
  • If a parent or recruitment agency wishes to organise their own insurance for a student this must be equal to or better than the Unicare policy and be New Zealand based. A copy of the policy must be supplied to St John's School prior to the student's commencement at the school.
  • We also strongly recommend that you obtain insurance to cover your travel to and from New Zealand. Such cover is included in the Unicare policy.


Code of Practice

St John's College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the NZ Ministry of Education.

Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education.


Immigration Requirements and Visas

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service