Resources and FAQ about studying in Tauranga

Resources and FAQ about studying in Tauranga

Education support for International Students

Improving your English language skills in everyday life

Are you aware that there are simple things you can do each day to hone your English? How much you can accomplish in a short period of time will surprise you.

Here are some helpful tips to try.

English language courses

The Pre-purchased English Language Tuition (PELT) programme enables eligible migrants to participate in English Language courses, helping them to settle into communities and work.  Find out more.

What is NCEA and how does it work?

The main national qualification for secondary school students in New Zealand is the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

Employers accept NCEA, and universities and polytechnics in New Zealand and abroad use it for selection.

Find our more about NCEA here.

How to choose study or training for your career

Career paths have specific educational requirements. For instance, becoming a physiotherapist requires a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. Even when unsure about a specific role in an industry, there may be different entry-level positions with varying requirements.

Get advice on choosing the right education pathway for a preferred career.

Code of Practice for education providers

Your place of study is required to ensure the safety, welfare, and well-being of all international students enrolled there. ‘Pastoral care’ is the term used to describe this.

The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice was created by the New Zealand government to ensure that international students receive the best care possible.

Find out more about the code here.

Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE)

Some New Zealand secondary schools offer CAIE as an alternative curriculum to NCEA. Find out more information about CAIE here.

Other Helpful Websites

// NauMai NZ

// NZ Qualification Authority (NZQA)
// Studylink
// NZ Scholarships

// Multicultural Tauranga

// CareerConnect

// Careers New Zealand

Common questions about the New Zealand Education System

Explore our FAQs to learn more about education in New Zealand. If you have any additional questions, our team is here to help.

Can international students study in New Zealand?
Yes, international students are welcome to study in New Zealand. The country has a diverse and inclusive education system that attracts students from all over the world.
How long does the academic year in New Zealand typically last?
The academic year in New Zealand usually runs from late January or early February to mid-December, with breaks for holidays and semester breaks in between.
Can I transfer my credits from my home country to a New Zealand educational institution?
In some cases, New Zealand educational institutions may recognize and accept credits earned from institutions in your home country. This is usually assessed on a case-by-case basis, and you should contact your desired institution for more information.
Are there opportunities for research or internships in New Zealand?
Yes, New Zealand offers opportunities for research projects and internships at universities, research institutions, and companies. These experiences can provide valuable practical skills and enhance your academic and professional profile.
How does the education system in New Zealand work?
The education system in New Zealand is divided into three levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Students typically start with primary education, followed by secondary education, and then have the option to pursue tertiary education at universities, polytechnics, or institutes of technology.
What are the requirements for admission to schools or universities in New Zealand?
Admission requirements vary depending on the educational institution and level of study. Generally, international students need to provide academic transcripts, proof of English language proficiency, and meet any specific prerequisites for their chosen program.
Are there scholarships or financial assistance available for international students?
Yes, there are scholarships and financial aid options available for international students in New Zealand. These can be provided by the government, educational institutions, or external organizations. It’s recommended to research and apply for relevant scholarships in advance.
What are the English language requirements for studying in New Zealand?
English language proficiency is typically required for admission to educational institutions in New Zealand. International students may need to provide proof of English language proficiency through tests such as IELTS or TOEFL.

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