Whanganui Girls' College

International Students

How to Apply

How to Apply

1. Download and read the International Policies and Guidelines document and the Education Pastoral Care of International Students Code of Practice 2016 document.

2. Complete and sign the International Application and Tuition Agreement and attach the following:

• A copy of your latest school report (an English translation may need to accompany the original copy, so please check with us).
• A copy of your passport.
• A small recent photograph.

3. Completed forms are to be returned to the International Office either by post or email to:

Director of International Students
Whanganui Girls’ College
Private Bag 3004
21 Jones Street
Whanganui 4500
New Zealand

or email to, international@wgc.ac.nz

4. Completed applications will be acknowledged and considered upon receipt. Sometimes additional information may be requested. We aim to make a decision within three working days.

Completion of the above forms does not constitute acceptance into the College.

The College reserves the right to cancel the Offer of Place and refund fees paid (as per the ‘no refund policy’) in the event that any negative comments are made and substantiated by previous schools that the applicant attended, or any of the applicant’s referees.

Upon acceptance of your application, we will make an Offer of Place and invoice you for your selected course and accommodation (if applicable). Upon receipt of all fees, this offer can be used to apply for the applicable visa.

To assist with making subject choices, please download and read the relevant course selection booklets:

NCEA Level 1 Subject Choice Booklet 2018

NCEA Level 2 Subject Choice Booklet 2018

NCEA Level 3 Subject Choice Booklet 2018

To select your subjects, please download the relevant course selection form below:

NCEA Level 1 Subject Choice 2018

NCEA Level 2 Subject Choice 2018

NCEA Level 3 Subject Choice 2018

In addition to the above, Year 12 students will also be required to select modules.  Please open the link below to see the modules on offer for 2018.

Year 12 Modules for 2018

Students in Years 9 and 10 will have compulsory and optional subjects available.  Please open the links below to view the options available to junior students.

Year 9 Options 2018

Year 10 Options 2018

Your course selection will be indicative only and we will decide the appropriate level of study for each subject in consultation with the International Dean and/or Director upon arrival.

2019 Fees

(All fees are quoted in New Zealand Dollars)

  1. Tuition
 NZ $15,000. This covers normal school tuition and textbooks (on loan)
  2. Administration and Pastoral Care Fee NZ $1,500 

This fee does not include:

  • Uniform (If buying a full, new uniform NZ $500 approximately) Second-hand uniforms may be available for hire for a small fee.
  • Entry to national examinations and awards $385.00
  • Course costs, charge for materials (eg art, food technology etc.)
  • Course related trips
  • Stationery (approximately NZ $50)
  1. Accommodation
  • Hostel Accommodation in our Ad Astra Hostel                                                 $10,500.00 per year
  • Exeat weekends and school holiday homestay fees  hostel students only)     $500 -$750 per term
  • Homestay Accommodation                                                                               $250.00 per week

Includes a single furnished room, three meals a day, seven days a week. Please note that junior students in our Ad Astra hostel may share a room with another student.

4. Insurance

It is a condition of enrolment that students have adequate medical and travel insurance.  Insurance can be arranged by the College through Unicare. (Travel and Medical cover is approximately $600 for 12 months) Alternatively, you may purchase your own insurance in your home country, however, you must provide us with a copy of the policy in English.

All fees must be paid before the student can be accepted at Whanganui Girls’ College, and a visa can be obtained.

Please note the following:


Whanganui Girls’ College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. A copy of the of the Code is available from the New Zealand Legislation website.


Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at http://www.immigration.govt.nz.


Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand.
 If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at http://www.moh.govt.nz.


The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at http://www.acc.co.nz.


International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. The school can arrange appropriate insurance.  Unicare is our preferred provider for insurance.


Please download the relevant policies and guidelines and application forms below to start the enrolment process:

International Application and Tuition Agreement

International Policies and Guidelines

Education Pastoral Care of International Students Code of Practice 2016

International Accommodation Guidelines

International Student Homestay Application

Ad Astra Hostel Application