1. To obtain an offer of place in a program of their choice students need to complete an Expression Of Interest Form (EOI) and submit along with the *supporting documents to NCBT. Please download here.  Expression of Interest (EOI) Form  Please note that a copy of an Expression Of Interest Form (EOI) can be obtained from an authorised NCBT Recruitment Agent in your area or for onshore students, from NCBT’s campus in Auckland.

2. If all requirements are met after assessing the EOI and supporting documents, NCBT will respond to the student with an Offer of Place. An Offer of Place does not guarantee student enrolment, as students are required to pay all fees and complete Registration and Enrolment procedures prior to commencing their programme of study.

3. Students can only apply for a visa with NCBT’s Unconditional Offer of Place.

For more details on applying for a student visa please refer to Immigration New Zealand’s website
4. Student transfers course fees including medical and travel insurance to NCBT's Independent Trust Account (Number supplied with the offer of place letter) after their visa is approved in principle by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The process of paying fee before or after visa approval can vary from country to country. This information on the visa process can be found here

 Onshore students can pay for either one semester fees or two semesters to secure a place in the programme.

5. A Confirmation of Enrolment letter is issued to the student to confirm the fee payment and their placement in the programme. This letter also includes details of the course commencement, the orientation date and completion date. 

6. Students receive visas after they provide NCBT’s Unconditional Offer of Place, Confirmation Of Enrolment (fee receipt) and all other pertaining documents to Immigration New Zealand.

* Corresponding Supporting documents:

  •  Enclose copy of your passport
  •  Enclose verified/certified copies of your academic records **
  •  Enclose work experience records
  •  Enclose resume or curriculum vitae
  •  Enclose evidence of English test result *

** How to certify your documents: Legal certification (proof that a photocopy is a true copy of the original document) must be provided and is very important. This can be done in several ways:

If overseas: Take the original document and a photocopy of it to your country’s equivalent of one of the following:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Notary Public
  • Member of Parliament
  • Judge
  • Any person authorized  by the law of your country to administer an oath

If in New Zealand: Bring the original document to NCBT and a photocopy of the original and show it to the Enrolment Department. The copy will be signed by the staff member as being a true and accurate copy OR take the original document and a photocopy of it to a:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Notary Public
  • Member of Parliament
  • Barrister, solicitor
  • Registrar, or Deputy Registrar of the Courts

All documents must be legible and have “certified true copy of the original” stated on the document, the full name, signature and title/position of the person certifying the documents, and an official stamp. Send in the correctly certified copies of the documents with your application form. All documents must be certified.

For more information on studying in New Zealand visit:

English Language Proficiency:

If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has set English language entry requirements for international students enrolling with non-university tertiary education providers in New Zealand. Please check out the link provided to gain a better understanding of accepted evidence towards English Language in NZ.

It is important to note that students, who have successfully completed a qualification in New Zealand and wish to progress to a higher-level qualification in New Zealand, must adhere to NZQA’s Rule 18.

For example, to enrol in a level 6 qualification following the completion of a Level 5 qualification, the student will need to provide evidence of English language proficiency for study at Level 6. If you fail to achieve the required score you will not be eligible to study the higher-level qualification and will not be granted a further student visa.

Attendance Requirements

Once enrolled in their approved programme, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) requires International students to attend full time. Students may be required to provide their attendance record and show academic progress if requested by INZ.
If international students do not comply with these conditions, INZ can revoke their Student Visa and student may be asked to leave New Zealand.

We encourage you to visit the Immigration New Zealand website to learn more about studying in New Zealand.


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