New Zealand is a great place to visit and study. Alfriston College welcomes international students from all over the world. Our school offers a city and rural experience. We are based to the South of Auckland City where we have easy access to beaches, the countryside and city life, so you can really make the most of what is on offer. Furthermore, we are close to Auckland International Airport, making your arrival even easier!

To apply to study at Alfriston College, go to the ‘Enrolment Procedures’ page, download and complete the forms, then email, post or fax them back to the college.

Alfriston College is a signatory of the Education Pastoral Care of International Students Code of Practice 2016

Programme for International Students

The College offers a flexible curriculum designed to meet the learning needs of every learner. It is important that you study the correct level for you, so we are happy for students to study subjects at various levels, even if that means studying in a different age group class.

We offer ESOL at all levels for students who need or want this extra support and we will test your English on arrival. Students at Years 9 and 10 study all the essential learning areas. In the senior school, international students are offered NCEA 1, 2 and 3 courses, leading to University entrance.

Read our International Student Prospectus here.

Read some International Student testimonials here.


Length of Course

Students can choose the length of their study, from one term to several years. If you are interested in shorter term stays, please email us so we can consider your request.

How to apply

The application form may be downloaded from the website, or the full prospectus and application form can be sent to you upon request. The application form must be signed by parents of the student, and designated caregiver (if known). Students must include verified copies of their school reports for the previous two years, plus a reference letter from a teacher. The completed application form can be posted, emailed or faxed to the ‘Director of International Students’ at Alfriston College.

Once the application has been received, the student or their nominee will be contacted and advised whether the application has been successful, along with the procedure for payment of fees. Payment of fees must be made in order to procure an ‘Offer of Place’.


All students must have full travel / medical insurance for the duration of their course. This can be arranged by the College.  We recommend Allianz Student Safe Inbound Young Learners Platinum Policy. More information about this policy can be seen here: Student Safe Medical and Travel Insurance