Useful Links

NCEA – is the title of the NZ assessment and examination framework which is adopted by the majority of secondary schools in New Zealand.  This website explains how it works.

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/studying-in-new-zealand/secondary-school-and-ncea/

Immigration and student visas – this website explains who can apply and how to apply

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/study/

Entry requirements to New Zealand universities – explains the entry criteria for NZ tertiary institutions

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Code of Practice

Sancta Maria College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the Ministry of Education website at www.nzqa.govt.nz

Immigration

Full details of visa requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed at their website at www.immigration.govt.nz

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz

Accident Insurance

The Accident Insurance Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical insurance and other costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand.