International Student Enrolment

All international students must live with either a parent (or legal guardian) or designated caregiver or reside at Redwood House, our onsite Boarding Hostel, or with a St Patrick's College Approved Homestay.

We welcome international applicants to enter into any year group, subject to availability

Enrolment Process

  1. Complete our online International Students Application Form and Enrolment Agreement.  Include all necessary documents with this application.

  2. Student Interview: The student will be invited for an interview, either in person or online, this will be with our school representatives. This meeting takes around 15 to 20 minutes. The purpose of the meeting is to get to know the student and understand what their interests and goals are.  A pre-entry English test may also be required

  3. Offer of Place and invoice from the College are sent to successful applicants. 

  4. Confirmation of place and receipt are issued upon full payment of tuition, accommodation and miscellaneous fees.

  5. Apply for a student visa. You can find comprehensive visa requirements from the New Zealand Immigration Service. 

    Visas and immigration:

    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 and can be viewed here.

    Student visa checklists can be viewed here.

  6. Medical and Travel insurance are to be confirmed.                                                                            All students are required to have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.  IMPORTANT: Healthcare in NZ: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of treatment. For details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services available through the Ministry of Health please read here. The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, however, you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed here.

  7. An Orientation Programme is sent to the student prior to starting their study with the dates they are required to attend, and what to expect.  Orientation is fun and includes activities. You will meet other students and your buddy (a senior student) who will help you familiarize yourself with our school campus.

  8. After arriving in Wellington, acquire your school uniform, and necessary stationery. 

  9. Attend Orientation and commence your study.