STUDY OPTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
How to Apply
All sections of the form must be completed before submitting.
Once you have submitted the form, our team will be available to help you through the application process. An official letter of offer will be sent to you once accepted onto the course
It is compulsory for all International Students to have appropriate and current Medical and Travel Insurance while studying in New Zealand, from the day the student leaves their home country to the expiry date of their Visa plus one week.
Proof of current Medical and Travel Insurance is required before your enrolment can be finalised.
Am I an international student?
Are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen
Have not gained Residency status in New Zealand or Australia
Are not a New Zealand citizen from the Cook Islands, Tokelau or Niue
English Entry requirements for international students
All Ama Training Group courses are taught in English, so students are required to have a specified level of proficiency in the language. We use the IELTS requirements to test competency.
Level 3 courses: minimum of IELTS 5.0 (General or Academic) overall band, with no band score lower than 5.0
Level 4 courses: minimum of IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) overall band, with no band score lower than 5.0
If you do not have an IELTS Certificate, you will need to provide other proof of your English language proficiency. Other acceptable tests can be found here NZQA acceptable English proficiency tests.
Other exceptions may also apply for native English speakers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. You may also choose to study English in New Zealand and then pathway to a course at Ama Training Group.
To be accepted on an Ama Training Course you must firstly gain a student visa. We recommend you visit the NauMai NZ page to find out more about NZ student visas, and the Immigration NZ website to start your application.
Medical and Travel Insurance
All International students enrolling with Ama Training Group MUST have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. Your insurance must cover you from the beginning of your studies until at least the expiry date of your student visa. This is a New Zealand Government requirement as outlined in the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students and under Immigration New Zealand policy.
Refunds (see saved PDF)
By accepting a place in a programme or paying fees at Ama Training Group, a student enters a contract with Ama Training Group for the period of the programme.
The student is required to pay the fee for one year or the length of the programme (if less than one year). No refund will be given after the course or programme has commenced.
If there are insufficient numbers or enrolments, the programme may be cancelled and a refund will be given.
Now that you've applied to study at Ama Training, here's what happens next
Receive your offer letter
Congratulations, you’ve been given an offer of placement. (If your offer is conditional, once the condition(s) of the Conditional Offer Letter are met, a new Unconditional Offer Letter will be issued to sign).
Sign the Acceptance Page of the Offer Letter, with all applicable boxes ticked and return to our Enrolment Team: email@example.com.
Take your offer letter to Immigration NZ to obtain your student visa approval in principle. Find your nearest Visa Application Centre.
Pay fees to Ama Training Group
Note: A Fee Receipt cannot be issued until Ama has receive an Acceptance Form, Payment of all applicable fees, The INZ Officers name, email address and your student’s INZ application number.
You will receive a Paid Offer Letter and programme induction information.
Make your travel arrangements to New Zealand and advise our International team of your flight details, arrival date and time. We can arrange your transfer from Auckland Airport to your accommodation in Auckland if require. Please contact