Prospective Students


  • Fill out the Enrolment Form and submit to the College administration
  • Include all the supporting documents. The supporting documents includes but not limited to copy of passport, copy of certificates (for the course that leads to a qualification), English Language proficiency (as per course requirements)
  • Admission staff will assess your application
  • When the admission staff is satisfied that the application and supporting documents meet the requirements for enrolment for the course requested, offer of place will be given to the student

On Day 1 you are given a student ID (identification) card and information about your course. During your first week on campus you will have student orientation; here you will learn about the College and how it operates. You get to know the campus and key staff members. We also help you to find your way around Auckland.

We discuss the Student Handbook so you know your rights and responsibilities as a student. In addition, international students are reminded what they must do to meet the requirements of Immigration New Zealand.


  • The College uses an accommodation agent for the placement of students into accommodation.
  • Bookings for accommodation are made through the College at the time of enrolment.
  • Students who book accommodation and make payment and then withdraw at the time of arrival are subject to the rules of the accommodation provider and their refund policy applies.
  • There is a booking fee for accommodation, which varies between $240.00 to $300.00
  • Students seeking accommodation will be asked to complete the appropriate sections to indicate any special requests to assist in their placement
  • Students who have medical conditions or allergies MUST indicate these at the time of enrolment.
  • Students who require airport pickup must tick the appropriate section in the enrolment form.
  • Airport fee is $NZ95
  • An average homestay fee is approximately $NZ240 per week.
  • The minimum period of three weeks applies for accommodation bookings and payments are made in advance.
  • Students in Homestay usually become part of the family and are welcome to participate in family activities and social occasions.
  • In NZ all members of the family usually participate in home duties such as keeping their rooms tidy and helping with preparing meals and cleaning up afterwards.
  • Most of the Homestay families chosen have a great deal of experience in having international students in their homes.
  • The family welcomes the student in their home but expects the student to understand and comply with some of the basic family rules
  • The date and time of your move into a Homestay is agreed to before the student arrives
  • Students who wish to change Homestay should consult with the College staff and these arrangements can be made quickly.
  • It is usual in New Zealand to give at least three weeks’ notice that you are moving.
  • If a student moves out within the three weeks’ notice period the Homestay fee for that period is NOT refunded.
  • If the Homestay family goes on holiday the student may opt to go with them subject to their course timetable. The costs involved are additional to the usual Homestay fee.
  • If the student elects to stay at home this may require seeking alternative accommodation at that time
  • Students who have complaints about their Homestay must speak to the administration staff at the College who will then deal with the Accommodation Agent.
  • The Accommodation Agent has different refund policies to the College. These can be given to students on request



You must bring enough New Zealand currency in cash to meet your initial expenses and have access to additional funds in case of emergency


Never bring other’s items or bags as they may contain something illegal. If you do so, you will be held accountable for it.

Keep your enrolment letter, and contact details of College administration with you at all times once you have boarded your flight.


At ICNZ, we understand the aspirations of our students, and have focused our  philosophy on imparting premium quality education. The College caters to the needs of students in the field of vocational education.

We are committed to provide a warm and caring educational environment and make our students a top-notch leader in their chosen profession.

We are confident that our students will have an enjoyable and enriching experience by choosing ICNZ as their pathway to success.

Living in New Zealand:

About New Zealand
New Zealand (or Aotearoa – the land of the long white cloud) is a welcoming, diverse country with a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island, and Asian immigration. This rich blend of cultures, combined with geologically fascinating landscapes and unique flora and fauna, makes New Zealand an exciting country to explore. As a result, many international students choose New Zealand for their studies. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand, comprises two major landmasses, North Island and South Island. New Zealand is located approximately 1,500km east of Australia and about 1,000km from the Pacific Islands. For more information about New Zealand, visit the website
About Auckland
Auckland is known as “The City of Sails”. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of 1.4 million, and is a beautiful place to study, live and work. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf to the east, the Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of two separate major bodies of water.

Important Policies:

Student withdrawals and Refund policy
Fee Protection

Imperial College of New Zealand has an arrangement with the Public trust, which acts as a trustee to protect student’s fee by holding the fee amount in a trust account. This protects all students fee against the withdrawal of accreditation of the College, any unlikely event of insolvency or the regulatory closure. This is a NZQA approved arrangement for fee protection.

Purpose of the Policy

Imperial College of New Zealand ensures that students and other stakeholders receive clear information about the student withdrawals and refund requirements. ICNZ ensures that the fee refund procedure fully meets the requirements of the regulators (NZQA and MoE) and the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.

  • Students wishing to withdraw from any of the courses must complete the course withdrawal request form with the reasons for withdrawal from the College
  • The Principal or nominee makes decision (either approves or declines) on the application. Refund requests are approved or declined by the Principal or nominee based on the withdrawals and Refunds schedule as below
  • When the refund applications are approved, Public Trust refund forms are generated by the administration and are given to the students for their signature and any relevant information. When the refund applications are declined, students are given opportunity to have meeting with Principal to discuss the reasons for decline
  • Completed Public trust refund forms are then sent to Public Trust for authorisation and processing of fees held by Public Trust.
  • In instances where a course is being cancelled, the College shall arrange for a full refund of fees paid by the students. In the event that a course is cancelled part way through due to unforeseen circumstances (including course closure or regulatory closure), a proportional refund of fees paid will be given.
  • Students whose attendance is below the accepted percentage, or has failed to make contact with the College, despite warning letters being sent or phone calls made will be withdrawn from the course and Immigration New Zealand will be notified immediately, and no refund

Refund Schedule

The amount of refund depends on the period of enrolment and period between the course start date and the application for withdrawal.





Course length less than 5 weeks



Student withdrawing on or before the 2nd working day from the commencement of the course, the College will retain up to 50% of the course fee based on actual expenses incurred.



Student withdrawing after the 2nd working day, there will be no refund





Course length greater than 5 weeks and less than 3 months





Student withdrawing on or before the 5th working day from the commencement of the course, the College will retain up to 25% of the course fee based on actual expenses incurred.



Student withdrawing after the 5th working day, there will be no refund





Course length of 3 months or greater 





Student withdrawing on or before the 10th working day from the commencement of the course, the College will retain up to 25% of the course fee based on actual expenses incurred.



Student withdrawing after the 10th working day, there will be no refund





Students withdrawing before the course starts will also be subject to the above criteria, i.e they will be entitled to a refund less any amounts (such as Insurance fees if already applied by the provider, the homestay placement if already confirmed by the student) allowed to be retained.





A full refund of any and all course-related fees paid by students will automatically be given for courses which are cancelled by Imperial College of New Zealand, or which did not start due to an insufficient number of enrolments.





Imperial College of New Zealand reserves the right to cancel any course for which there are insufficient enrolments.