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How to Apply

Enrolling from oversea is simple. Please complete the International Student Enrolment form and email the form along with supporting documents to


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


Please note: 

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria


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 for more details.  You may also choose to study English in New Zealand and then pathway to a course at Ama Training Group.

Visa Requirements

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)

Refund policy

  • 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 offer

Sign the Acceptance Page of the Offer Letter, with all applicable boxes ticked and return to our Enrolment Team:



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.


Place confirmed

You will receive a Paid Offer Letter and programme induction information.


Travel plans

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

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