Every year International Students from around the world come to study at Equippers College in Auckland, and take part in a life changing culture and experience of a lifetime.
Student Visa Requirements
Students who are not New Zealand residents need to obtain a student visa to study in New Zealand, (excluding Australian citizens). All Equippers College courses are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and it is possible to get study visas for Equippers College Courses.
In order to obtain a student visa for New Zealand, you will need to contact New Zealand Immigration Services for an application form. On acceptance of your application to attend Equippers College and receipt of your full tuition fees, we will provide you with a letter confirming your place on the course. This is needed for the issuing of your visa. Processing of your student visa may take up to two months depending on the country in which the application is made. Please ensure that you apply in plenty of time.
Equippers College is happy to assist you in your application, however, please refer to http://www.immigration.govt.nz/ for all student visa requirements and guidelines.
English Language Requirements
All lectures at Equippers College are in English. A reasonable standard of both spoken and written English is required. (Academic IELTS score of at least 5.5 with no band score lower than 5)
MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. Equippers College will require you to produce evidence of this upon enrolment. Equippers College strongly recommend the Southern Cross Medical and Travel Insurance Package. There are two options to choose from: Student Essentials Package and Student Max Package. Information on this can be found on https://www.scti.co.nz/international-student or https://orbitprotect.com/insurance-products/international-student-insurance/summary/
Living in Auckland
Auckland is a vibrant multi-cultural city. The information provided in this guide is intended to offer you good sound advice on what to look for when planning your accommodation and transport around the city.
New Zealand's climate is mild, and ranges from subtropical in the north to temperate in the south. This link will help you understand what to expect how to prepare while you're here in New Zealand.
Transport - Manukau Train Station is a 7 minute walk away from our campus.
Food court - Manukau Shopping Mall/Food Court is a 3 minute walk away from our campus.
The cost of living depends on your personal requirements and standards. The following is a breakdown of approximate living costs for one academic year:
Accommodation* and course-related costs per academic year
ACCOMMODATION - NZ$6,000 to NZ$8,000
FOOD - NZ$2,500
MISCELLANEOUS - NZ$3,000
Other living costs
TRAVEL AND MEDICAL INSURANCE - NZ$350 per year
MOVIE TICKET - NZ$14
TICKETS TO A SPORTS EVENT AT EDEN PARK - NZ$15 each
Food and drink
MCDONALD'S COMBO MEAL - NZ$5.95 to NZ$7.95
A LOAF OF BREAD - NZ$2.50
A LITRE OF MILK - NZ$1.90
COFFEE/CAPPUCCINO - NZ$3.50
LUNCH FROM RESTAURANTS NEARBY COLLEGE CAMPUS - NZ$6 to NZ$15
*note: Equippers College does not officially provide accommodation services, however, we will assist you in finding a suitable place for you. We have a range of families in our church who will be happy to host you during your studies.