When studying at Ellesmere College, international students must live in Homestay accommodation. Ellesmere College arranges Homestay accommodation in approved homes for international students.
The College takes great care in selection of host families for placement of international students. The families will care for the safety and welfare of students. The student will receive a booklet – Welcome to New Zealand – to help in settling in with their host family.
Information on Fees
Information on Fees for International Students at Ellesmere College.
- Registration (per year) $NZ250 (non-refundable)
- Tuition fees for 2014, $NZ12500 incl. GST(per annum) / $3125 (per term)
- Placement Fee $NZ250
- Weekly Homestay Fee $NZ230
- Guardian Fee $NZ3000 approximately per annum – (where applicable)
Note: - Fees should be paid by 31 October of the year prior to enrolment. The Weekly Homestay Fee may be paid term by term.
Please see ‘Conditions for Refund of Fees for International Students’ for information on fees being refunded.
English Language Requirement
Course placement, subject choice and class year level is conditional on English language proficiency.
While the student may indicate the level at which they wish to study, the College reserves the right to place the student at the Level deemed appropriate to the students’ English proficiency. Please Note Ellesmere College does not offer a course in Beginner’s English.
The International Student Application form requests the applicant to send full details of English competency.
Each student has an individual programme which is prepared after consultation with the Dean of International Students. Students will go through an Orientation Programme in the first weeks of their first term.
The College expects students to have a hard-working attitude to academic programmes. We encourage participation in all areas of College life including leadership, cultural, sporting and outdoor education opportunities.
International students receive tuition in ESOL for 6 hours a week. Private ESOL tuition may be available outside school hours if a student requires it. The Dean of International Students can advise on this. Private tuition is an additional cost to the student.
The police are working with the College and the community to keep our kids safe. They will be coming into school on and will be having an assembly in the library with all the senior students.
2013 Community Open Afternoon/Evening Tuesday 28 May