APPLICATION FORMS, PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
Application must be made on the Mahurangi College International Student Application Form. Download the application form below, then email it back to us to the email address below.
Please forward the completed application form to:
International Student Director
PO Box 64
Email: Alistair Elder
Acceptance of an application, and the decision on Year level entry, will be at the College’s discretion. Successful applicants will be sent an Offer of Place and a Fees Invoice. These fees must be paid in advance before an application is approved.
Full insurance (medical, travel) is compulsory and Mahurangi College can enrol individuals in the college scheme. Applicants may choose their own insurance company but evidence of this must be shown on arrival to the college.
The applicant will be emailed a tuition fee receipt. The receipt and Offer of Place will be needed for the student visa application.
Students must have a current passport and a valid New Zealand Student Visa for Mahurangi College if they wish to study at the college for more than three months. Students studying for three months or less can enter New Zealand on a Visitors Visa.
Visas can be obtained from your nearest New Zealand Embassy, Consulate or Immigration Office. Visa applicants will need to include the Offer of Place and fee receipt with their application. Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in new Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website: http://www.immigration.govt.nz. The International Student Director will assist returning students with the renewal of their visas.
CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE
International students must be clear in their understanding that acceptance for a place at Mahurangi College is not a guarantee of future academic success. Success will depend on the student’s academic and English language ability as well as their willingness to study hard.
Mahurangi College reserves the right to place a student at a different class level from the one indicated on the Offer of Place. This will be done if a student shows, after assessment by the college’s teaching staff, that they are not capable of studying at the level offered or are capable of study at a higher level.
Mahurangi College has no English language proficiency requirement for applicants but students will be assessed upon arrival, and placement in Year levels or a particular class will be determined in large part on this assessment. The principal will have the final say in placing a student in a specific course or class.
Mahurangi College reserves the right to ask for a medical clearance certificate if a student’s application indicates a health or safety concern.
Students and parents must accept and abide by the rules regarding behaviour and conduct that apply to all students. Students must accept the laws of New Zealand. Serious misbehaviour may result in the termination of tuition.
The student will attend the college on all occasions when it is open unless prevented by illness or other urgent cause.
Students must observe the conditions of their visa. If the student breaks the terms of the visa, the college may report the fact to the New Zealand Immigration Service, which may result in the student having to leave New Zealand.
All disputes will be dealt with according to New Zealand law.
The college’s complaints procedure for international students will be used to deal with grievances.
Mahurangi College reserves the right to remove a student from a Homestay if the college becomes concerned over a student’s well-being or safety.
For information on fees, contact the International Student Director
All fees must be paid into the Mahurangi College account number:
ASB, Warkworth branch, 12 3095 0259130 00
It is expected that all students will take an active part in their curriculum subjects.
The College refund policy is as follows:
If an international student has paid fees to the college and does not attend, then a refund of total fees received will be returned less a $500 administration charge.
No tuition refund is given if a student leaves the college for another school or educational institution.
No tuition refund is given to the student if the student leaves through disciplinary action, in the college or the homestay. This may apply if a student has already been placed in two homestays.
No tuition refund is given if a student, owing to disciplinary or behaviour concerns, is unable to be placed in a Homestay after their arrival.
A refund for compassionate or medical reasons will be considered at the discretion of the principal.
If an international fee paying student gains New Zealand residency during the course, no further fees are to be paid. A refund of fees will given from the next term following the student’s written application for a refund. Documentation of proof of residency is to be given to the college before the refund is processed.
Refunds to students who are absent from their homestay: If a student is away from their homestay for longer than four consecutive nights then they will be entitled to a refund of the nightly payments dating from the fifth night until their return to their homestay.
Mahurangi College has a fee protection policy that ensures that a refund of residual fees can be made to every international student if Mahurangi College cannot – for any unforeseen reason – provide the service that is guaranteed to the student. All fees will be put into a Mahurangi College trust account and downloaded on a term by term basis in arrears.
It is compulsory for all international students attending Mahurangi College to have a comprehensive insurance policy to cover themselves against illness, accident, theft, loss or damage of personal items. Mahurangi College will not be liable for any uninsured misfortune.
Full comprehensive insurance can be arranged in advance by the International Student Director.
Most students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:
a resident or citizen of Australia; or
a national of the United Kingdom in New Zealand; or
the holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more.
If you do not belong to one of these special categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment. We strongly recommend that you have insurance that will cover the cost of medical treatment in New Zealand for the duration of your stay in New Zealand. We also strongly recommend that you obtain insurance to cover your travel to and from New Zealand.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
Return airfares are the responsibility of the student.
OWING AND DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE
International students are not allowed to purchase a motor vehicle of any type. If they wish to study for a NZ Driver’s licence, then they must consult with the Director of International Students. A student would need to obtain permission from their home parents (not their host family) and also the College Director. Once this is received, a student may learn to drive only through an approved NZ Driving School. This will only be to the Provisional Licence category. International students are not permitted to drive beyond this category. Permission is only given to learn how to drive, not to actually drive on their own.