International students

ACG Senior College enjoys the rich culture that international students bring.

International Students

As a College, we welcome applications from international students who plan to enter respected universities in New Zealand and elsewhere in the world. The IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) starts in January.

International students are very important to ACG Senior College and we believe that your main purpose in being here is to achieve a quality education. We want you to achieve your goals and enjoy your time in New Zealand. In order to make progress it is important that you are happy in your class and happy in your home.

We would like you to mix with the other students and our general policy is to treat you the same as them. However, we do understand that you are a long way from home and may not have the same level of support or understanding of how things work in New Zealand. We are here to help you.

A significant number of our students move overseas to study for university qualifications and once they have finished their A Levels or IB Diploma, they have the qualifications to continue at university in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and of course, Asia.

Some students prepare for overseas study by completing their IELTS and SATs whilst still at ACG Senior College.

On applying, all applicants will forward their enrolment forms and documentation to the International Centre where they will receive a Conditional Enrolment if it is deemed to be suitable. However, that enrolment is not confirmed until students already living in New Zealand have undergone an interview with the Director of International Services. Students who are based overseas may receive their confirmation based on their academic record.

On receipt of your application, we will look closely at the following in order to confirm your place in the College:

  • Teachers have an expectation that all students will be able to participate in discussion. An IELTS score of 5.5 as a bare minimum and all students who are accepted must be able to cope well in a classroom where classes are taught exclusively in English. However, we acknowledge that many students have the ability to improve their English vastly with experience. This is taken into account when a prospective student is interviewed by the Director of International Services.
  • Be willing to participate actively in the life of the College and take advantage of the opportunities offered, both academic and extra-curricular, for example, sport, culture, assisting in the College library.
  • Have recent reports that show the academic progress and attitude of the student to date. These reports must be of a high standard. Most students have had a minimum of 12 months in an English speaking school prior to applying to ACG Senior College but this is not essential.

In summary, students must have the academic ability, a sound work ethic and competence in English.

Your confirmation of a place in the College will be finalised on receipt of the fees and the required paperwork.

Once you have completed all of the documentation for accepting a position, you will be informed of an Induction Day at the College that takes place prior to the commencement of the academic year. They will be shown around the College and meet the other new students in their year group. Various activities are planned to ensure that new students know exactly what to do and where to go in the College.

After this programme, students meet with the Director of International Services where he outlines all the processes and information relating to international students including; visa renewal, homestay and Code of Practice.

All international students are placed with a tutor with extensive experience in dealing with international students. They understand such things as homesickness, living in a homestay, coping with Auckland and medical issues. These tutors meet regularly with their tutees, one-on-one. This is to provide support for the student on a personal and academic basis. The tutor monitors their academic progress as well as cares for them.

Tutors are available by phone or email should parents wish to contact them. Where language is a consideration, we will do our best to have translators available to make this easier.


Term 1 Monday 23 January - Thursday 13 April
Term 2 Monday 1 May - Friday 30 June
Term 3 Monday 24 July - Friday 29 September
Term 4 Monday 16 October - Tuesday 5 December

Students may apply for entry at any time.

2017 Tuition Fees (NZ$)
Cambridge International
IGCSE and A Levels  
International Baccalaureate (IB)
IB Diploma Programme  

Partial tuition scholarships are available, please contact ACG for information on how to apply.



pdfACG Senior College Subject Option Booklet 2016
pdfACG Senior College Flyer for International Students 2017
pdfACG International Prospectus 2017
pdfACG International Student Application Form 2017
pdfACG Senior College Scholarships 2017
pdfACG Schools Contract of Enrolment
pdfACG International Student Fees 2017



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