Enrolling as an International Student


Rongotai College is committed to providing a world-class educational experience and has been hosting international students for over 15 years. We are now accepting applications for 2024 and 2025. 

Rongotai College will consider applications from students all over the world aged 13-19 years old.   You can apply by completing the enrolment form online. Terms and conditions of enrolment are included in the enrolment form.

School Dates 2024

Most students study for a full year or longer but some only study for three months (one term) or six months (two terms = one semester). It is best for students to start at the beginning of term because we organise a thorough orientation process for them (more information about orientation below).

  • Term 1 (31 January – 12 April) – this is an excellent time to start for six months or a full year of study. There are limited enrolments for one term only – check for availability.
  • Term 2 (29 April – 5 July) – this is the best time for one term enrolments.
  • Term 3 (22 July – 27 September) – good time to start for six months / one year of study.  There are limited enrolments for one term only – check for availability.
  • Term 4 (14 October – 13 December) – we can only take enrolments from junior students (Year 9 or 10) who wish to study for one term in Term 4 only.
Application Process

To apply to study at Rongotai College, you need to submit the following documents: (by):

  • A completed online enrolment form (including letter for host family, subjects, medical information)
  • A copy of the student’s passport information page AND copy of the student’s academic record (send by email to [email protected]).
Enrolment Process

Once an application for enrolment is accepted, we send a Conditional Offer of Place and invoice. 

Fees are then paid online, by internet banking. There is information about this on the invoice and links to online payment methods on our website.

As soon as the fees have been paid, our International Administrator will send a receipt and Confirmed Offer of Place.

The Confirmed Offer of Place can be used to apply for a Student Visa through Immigration New Zealand.

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We welcome expressions of interest from students who come from a wide range of cultures and learning backgrounds. Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact the college.