International Student Enrolment Application

Carmel College is one of the  top-ranked secondary schools in New Zealand.  Whether you are looking at coming to Carmel College to further your education or simply to improve your English and enjoy the Kiwi experience, we can provide you with a programme to suit.

We enrol around 50 international students in a year, so spaces are limited.  We therefore encourage you to submit your application in good time.

Enrolment Procedure

Please complete our ONLINE APPLICATION.  Make sure you have a copy of your passport,  school report (and vaccination certificate and insurance if applicable) to upload with your application.  If you do require a paper application form, please email

When your application has been accessed, we will then arrange an interview.   For students living offshore, we will arrange an interview via a media platform.  The preliminary interview is to give students the opportunity to ask questions and to make sure their level of  English will enable participation in class.

If your application is approved, you will receive an ‘Offer of Place’ to study at Carmel College.  You will probably be nervous about coming to a new country to study and make friends. We will provide plenty of support to help you settle in, but we encourage you to read our PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION BOOKLET before you leave.

We would also strongly recommend the use of an Education Agent to assist you in the application process.

Approximate age at each year level

 Year Level  Age
 Year 7  11
 Year 8  12
 Year 9  13
 Year 10  14
 Year 11  15
 Year 12  16
 Year 13  17/18

Please note: The year level is for those students born in the months April through to December. For students born January to March, they will be included in the next year level. For example, a student who was 12 in January, February or March, would be enrolled in Year 9.

This is a guideline only, and we have the right to place students in classes which are suitable to their ability.

Term Dates 2023

Term 1   Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 6 April

Term 2   Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June

Term 3   Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September

Term 4   Monday 9 October to Friday 8 December (date to be confirmed)