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Studying in New Zealand

We offer internationally recognised qualifications including University Entrance

William Colenso College has a strong tradition of academic achievement and we are a signatory to ‘The Code of Practice for the Care of International Students’.

Many of our international students have attained high academic success, won scholarships and gained places at top universities. Fundamental to this success is having high expectations of our students, backed with well-structured and student-centered programmes with a focus on high standards and quality teaching.

Success stories

In recent years International Students at William Colenso College have achieved remarkable success. Among some outstanding performances are the following

  • Skylir Chang

    Taiwan
    Proxime Accessit 2017

  • Michael Le

    Vietnam
    2019 Academic Excellence

  • Rachel Tsai

    Taiwan
    2018 Academic Excellence

  • Rahel Weber

    Switzerland
    2018 Dux

  • Moeka Nakane

    Japan
    2020 Dux

  • You can study overseas

    Discover yourself

    Step outside your comfort zone, see the world, make up your own mind. Bring out your independent nature – become an explorer and uncover your inner curiosity. Find yourself and grow.

    Experience new cultures

    Find incredible new foods, customs and traditions. Immerse yourself in different cultural perspectives and understand how other cultures live and think.

    Improve your language

    Completely immerse yourself in a new language – there’s no better way to learn than to dive right in!

    Graduate and Career Opportunities

    You will gain a great education and a new language, as well as exhibiting your willingness to learn, and to commit to your education – all of which are very attractive to university admissions and future employers. Whether it’s back home, in New Zealand or in another country, you’ll show that you aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges.

    New experiences

    You may have an undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, kayaking, or various other new activities you may never have tried back home.

    Friends for life

    Make lifelong friends from different backgrounds. You’ll support each other and will create rewarding relationships. They can also be important networking tools later in life.

    Once in a lifetime opportunity

    It’s an experience unlike no other – grasp it!

    Living in New Zealand

    Friendly, welcoming, un-crowded, clean, green and always ready for an adventure.

    • Safest country in the world
      Global Peace Index – 2017
    • Least corrupt country in the world
      Transparency International Corruption Index – 2016
    • Most peaceful country in the world
      Global Peace Index – 2017
    • Home of the Hobbits!
      We also have the All Blacks
    Why study in New Zealand

    What can you study?

    Many of our international students have attained high academic success, won scholarships and gained places at top universities. Fundamental to this success is having high expectations of our students, backed with well-structured and student-centered programmes with a focus on high standards and quality teaching.

    All students are expected to study five subjects plus special Friday options. Mathematics, English and/or ESOL are the only compulsory subjects.

    Choose Napier & Hawke's Bay

    We are a small coastal city (population 57,000) located on the North Island of New Zealand.

    Less than 1 hour by flight from Auckland or Wellington, we have a rural hinterland of vineyards, orchards and sheep farms serviced by the twin cities of Napier and Hastings.

    Hawke’s Bay has a mediterranean-type climate – long, hot summers and mild winters. We love our mountain to surf landscapes, adventure activities are everywhere.

    Every year we celebrate Art Deco weekend, and Hawke’s Bay has been crowned the Southern Hemisphere’s ‘Art Deco’ capital.

    Code of Practise

    WILLIAM COLENSO COLLEGE is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.

    In summary the Code sets standards for educational providers (such as William Colenso College) to ensure that:

    • The recruitment of International Students is undertaken in an ethical and responsible manner
    • Information supplied to International Students is comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date
    • Students are provided with information prior to entering into any commitments
    • Contractual dealings with International Students are conducted in an ethical and responsible manner
    • The particular needs of International Students are recognised
    • High professional standards are maintained
    • All providers have fair and equitable internal procedures for the resolution of international student grievances

    International Contact Information

    For all questions please contact International Director Robin Stewart
    Phone: +64 06 831 0180
    Email: robin.stewart@colenso.school.nz