Prospective Students

ADMISSION PROCESS - International Students

• Fill out the Enrolment Form and submit it to the College administration at

• Include all the supporting documents. The supporting documents include but are not limited to a 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 the application. The assessment will include the verification that students have received, read, and understood the course handbook and have made an informed decision.

• When the admission staff is satisfied that the application and supporting documents meet the requirements for enrolment for the course requested, an offer of a place will be given to the student. 

On Day 1, Students will attend the orientation that will provide them with detailed information on the course, class timetable, and other important academic and attendance policies.

Students will receive a student ID (identification) card and get to know the campus and key staff members.

We discuss the Student Handbook so students know their rights and responsibilities as a student.


Imperial College of New Zealand assists our students in finding homestays.

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 must 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. The airport fee is $95.00 (NZD)


An average homestay fee is approximately $NZ250 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 family members usually participate in home duties such as keeping their rooms tidy, helping with preparing meals, and cleaning up afterward.


Most Homestay families chosen have great 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 primary 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, they may opt to go with them subject to their course timetable.

However, the costs involved are additional to the usual Homestay fee.

If the student selects 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 for the College. These can be given to students on request.



Students must bring enough New Zealand currency to meet their initial expenses and have access to funds in case of an 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 the College administration with you at all times once you have boarded your flight.


At ICNZ, we understand our students’ aspirations and have focused our philosophy on imparting premium quality education.

In addition, the College caters to the needs of students in the field of vocational education.

We are committed to providing a warm and caring educational environment and making our students top-notch leaders in their chosen professions.

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 southeast, the Manukau Harbour to the southwest, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and northwest.

Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of the two major bodies of water.

Driving and Traffic Laws

In New Zealand all vehicles travel on the left-hand side of the road. Before you drive in New Zealand, you should study the Road Code to learn the road rules.

If you have a driver’s licence from another country or an international driving permit, you may drive in New Zealand for up to one year. After that you must get a New Zealand licence.

There are three kinds:
– Learner Licence: theory test, then driving under supervision

– Restricted Licence: attempt practical test after six months as learner, supervised driving from 10.00 pm till 5.00 am

– Full Licence: apply after 18 months with a restricted licence (6 months if aged 25 or over), unsupervised driving

For further details please visit:

Alcohol and Driving

It is recommended that no driver should drink and then drive. The current blood alcohol limit for drivers is 0.05ml for fully licensed drivers, and this limit may be lowered. There are heavy penalties for people who drink and drive.

Alcohol and Tobacco

New Zealand has strict laws for the use of alcohol. You must be aged 18 to buy alcohol or enter a bar where it is sold.

Shopkeepers must not sell tobacco to anyone under the age of 18. Smoking is banned in most public buildings, private buildings, restaurants, and hotel bars – even at the Auckland Zoo.

Smoking is not allowed in any part of our campus buildings. It is a health hazard, and it is unacceptable for non-smokers to breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke.

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 applies.

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.