International students

Read our International Education Brochure (2019)

Our Member Schools, which represent New Zealand’s leading private schools, are pleased to welcome students from all over the world. Our international students get to enjoy top quality schooling, a wide range of co-curricular activities, and a safe, secure and welcoming environment in which to study. You can read about the experiences of one of our international students here.

Why choose a private education in New Zealand?

Find a private school in New Zealand (link to directory when ready)


Qualifications available at our Member Schools

New Zealand offers a great range of education qualifications that are internationally recognised and easily transferable.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
International Baccalaureate
Cambridge Assessment International Education

See our qualifications overview for further details.

General information for international families

A guide for parents considering New Zealand as a study destination
The school system in New Zealand
Caring for International Students - Code of Practice 2016
Education quality and standards
Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Education

To learn more about each of our Member Schools, visit our online directory (link to come) or contact us.

Watch videos about the international student experience at Springbank School in the Bay of Islands; Wentworth School and College in Auckland; and Samuel Marsden School in Wellington.