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Think New about studying English – make New Zealand your first choice

Meet students from all over the world, enjoy fantastic scenery, and experience just about any activity you’ve ever dreamed of doing.

Explore New Zealand and experience something new while you study English.

Quality is the key for English New Zealand. We’re experts in teaching English to international students so you’re in good hands.

In New Zealand you’ll be using English in everyday situations while you’re studying – it’s not just about classroom time.

You’ll get more life experience, understand the language and culture, and learn faster if you study in an English speaking country.

Our students come to NZ to:

Study English and travel:

  • Tourism is a very big attraction – we’re a fairly small country (4.3m people) but we’re known for our great outdoors, adventure, cultural activities and friendly welcoming people.
  • The New Zealand Tourism site will give you an idea of what’s on offer. Study during the week and choose activities like bungy jumping, skiing, hiking, rafting, or exploring local culture in your free time – it’s your choice and there’s so much to choose from.

Study English and work:

  • Many students at English New Zealand schools can work up to 20 hours per week if they have a Student Visa.
  • Working Holiday Visa holders can also study a short course of English as part of a New Zealand experience.

Study English then study some more:

  • We have English language courses and exams to prepare you for further study.
  • We have world class high schools, colleges, institutes of technology and universities if you want to continue studying in New Zealand.
  • Many English New Zealand schools have agreements with other education providers so students can easily move from English language study to other kinds of courses.

About English New Zealand

As the industry body for the English language sector in New Zealand, English New Zealand has three main functions:

  • To advocate for student-friendly policies so you can enjoy a quality study experience in New
  • Zealand.
  • To market English New Zealand to education agencies and students.
  • To maintain quality in our member schools.

English New Zealand schools are located throughout New Zealand in the most popular tourism destinations.

We have private, government-owned, small and large schools so you’ll find a quality school to suit your needs.

All members are NZQA accredited and meet the Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

You can search for member schools in cities that interest you the most and make an enquiry to several schools in a particular city.

Take a look around our website. It’s a good way to practise reading in English.

English New Zealand member schools:

  • Meet English New Zealand Standards for academic and management criteria.
  • Offer a diverse nationality mix so you can make friends from a lot of different countries.
  • Employ highly qualified and experienced teachers.
  • Provide quality facilities and resources.
  • Offer courses including beginner to advanced levels, internationally recognised exams and academic preparation programmes.
  • Offer advice and help you with accommodation, weekend excursions and after school activities.
  • Protect students’ fees.

Visit our member schools. You can link to their websites for more information about courses and fees.

Look for the English New Zealand logo to be sure that a school meets our quality assurance standards.

More information about study in New Zealand

The Tourism New Zealand website has lots of great information about our country.

Two really great videos about New Zealand are:

The New Zealand Story

The New Zealand Education Story

Check with Immigration NZ about visa requirements and conditions for students from your country.

Begin your New Zealand study adventure at an English New Zealand school.