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Application and Enrolment


Wentworth College is accepting applications from new long term students arriving from overseas.    Please be advised that Wentworth does NOT offer Short Term Study experiences for students wishing to attend for just 2-6 weeks.

Enrolment process

To make an application to study at Wentworth College or the Primary School, please download and complete the appropriate application form, and read our International Tuition agreement. This gives us all the information we need to make you an offer of place at our school, and if required, find you the best possible homestay family. You are welcome to return these forms to us either by email or post to the International Student Director.

International Student Application Form – College 2024

International Student Application Form – Primary 2024

Step 1 Download and complete the Application form and read our International Tuition Agreement.

Step 2 Return it to the International Student Director either by email or post, and include copies of your most recent school reports and copy of your passport ID page.

Step 3 If we accept you, you will be offered a provisional offer of place and an invoice for the tuition and homestay fees. We may arrange a telephone or skype interview if necessary.

Step 4 Upon payment of the tuition fees, we will issue you an Official Offer of Place and a Receipt, which are the two documents required to enable you to commence the student visa application with New Zealand Immigration.

Step 5 Our Homestay Coordinator will arrange a homestay family for you and advise you of the details. If required, the school can arrange for International Student Medical and Travel Insurance, which is a compulsory requirement of your stay in NZ.

Step 6 Notify us of your arrival times and we will arrange pick up at the airport and transfer you to Gulf Harbour. We will introduce you to your host parents. School uniforms can be arranged once you have arrived and remember to bring a copy of your student visa in your passport on your first day.

2024 International Tuition Fees

2024 Tuition Fees per year (inclusive of Government taxes):

Wentworth Primary School – NZD $29,120

Wentworth College
Years 7 to 10 – NZD $35,800
Years 11 to 13 – NZD $38,200

Application Fee – $250 (one off payment)

Enrolment Fee – $1,000 (one off payment)

Entrance Bond – $500

Homestay accommodation fees (per year):
Over 14 years of age – $14,960 (44 weeks @ $340 per week)
Under 14 years of age – $15,840 (44 weeks @ $360 per week)

Homestay placement fee (one off payment) $375

Homestay visiting fee (per year) $170

Airport transport cost (each way) $140

Medical insurance: students can arrange their own cover in their home country (please contact us first to make sure that your policy meets all the Code of Practice requirements) or Wentworth College can arrange Studentsafe cover. (Refer to Studentsafe website,–  NZ$629 for 12 months).

NOTE: For 2025 fees, please contact the International Department. These will be set in the first half of 2024.

Payment of International Tuition Fees
Immigration New Zealand require international students to pay almost all fees associated with their schooling (including insurance) prior to issuing the student with a visa. Sundry fees, such as uniform costs, textbooks and class trips etc, will be invoiced as they arrive.

Extra costs:

  1. Stationery (allow NZ$100-NZ$200)
  2. Bus fares to and from school if applicable
  3. School Uniform (allow about $800)
  4. Pocket money
  5. Activity fees vary for each term, and cover field trips, levies and extra activities.
  6. Involvement in extra-curricular activities e.g sport, music (weeknights/weekends).
  7. If sitting CAIE exams, exam fees (approximately $110 per subject)

Entrance Requirements

New Entrants Years 10 – 13

We have an English Proficiency Entrance Requirement for new entrants starting in years 10 – 13. Students entering at Year 10 need to achieve upper A2, whilst students entering years 11-13 need to be at level B1 in the Cambridge English Common European Framework of Reference for Languages tests, which is a testing level used world-wide. Students need to sit the Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) for Schools exam (if B1) or the Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools (A2). A list of overseas test centres are available here. For more information about Cambridge English Language Testing, click here. Year 10-13 students who wish to join us who do not meet the level A2/B1 entrance requirement can consider a pathway whereby the student studies at a language school full time, for up to 12 weeks, prior to starting with Wentworth College.

New Entrants Years 1 – 9

Students starting in years 1 – 9 do not need to be assessed in English as our strong ESOL programme will be able to bring students with low levels of English up to the required standards by the time they start their exam years.

Visas and Immigration

International Students at Wentworth College will be able to study here on a Foreign Fee Paying International Student Visa. These are renewed annually. Wentworth College are happy to arrange the renewal of the student visa each year, a small administration fee of $150 applies for this service.

Assistance with Student Visas: If you do not wish to have an agent represent your child, we will happily arrange the Immigration paperwork for you. (A small fee of $150 applies for this service.)

Guardianship Visas – New Zealand Immigration allow one parent to accompany a student on an annual guardianship visa. The child must live with this parent for the duration of their study at Wentworth College. We can help you complete the Immigration paperwork if you wish to accompany your child for their stay in New Zealand.

School Uniform

International Students at Wentworth College will be required to wear a School Uniform. Click here for more information.

2024 Term Dates


International Students may join Wentworth College at any time during the school academic year.

Wednesday 24 January 2024 – Course confirmation day for Years 12 and 13 returning students.
Orientation Day for new and transferring students.

Term 1
Thursday 25 January to Friday 12 April  (College)
Tuesday 30 January to Friday 12 April  (Primary)

Term 2 Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July

Term 3 Monday 29 July to Friday 27 September

Term 4 Monday 14 October to Thursday 5 December (College)
Monday 14 October to Thursday 12 December (Primary School)

Public Holidays 2024

  • Monday 29 January – Auckland Anniversary
  • Monday 6 February – Waitangi Day
  • Friday 29 March – Good Friday
  • Monday 1 April – Easter Monday 
  • Tuesday 2 April – Easter Tuesday
  • Tuesday 25 April – Anzac Day (falls during school holidays)
  • Monday 3 June – King’s Birthday
  • Friday 28 June – Matariki
  • Monday 28 October – Labour Day

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