FAQs

What time of year can I start at Ashburton College?

International students can start at Ashburton College at any time of the year.  It is preferable to start at the beginning of a term.

What subjects can I take?

Ashburton College offers a wide range of subjects.  International students can study subjects at more than one level, it is best that students take subjects most suited to your ability. For example students may do Science at the year level they are enrolled in, but do Mathematics at a higher level as it is a less language based subject.

Is English as a Second Language (ESOL) tuition included in my fees?

Yes, there is no additional cost required for ESOL tuition.

Is it compulsory for International Students to have Medical Insurance?

Yes, it is compulsory. Insurance can be organised in your home country, by your agent or we can organise insurance coverage for you with Uni-Care, a reputable company used by many International Students.

Where will I live?

You will live with a homestay family.  Each homestay family is carefully selected. Our homestay co-ordinator will regularly visit and monitor your homestay as required under the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

What makes Ashburton College different?

Ashburton College is part of a very supportive community. We are a College that encourages excellence of all of its students. We encourage students to do their best both inside and outside of the classroom. New students are welcomed into our College and well supported to achieve. Our International Student testimonies speak for themselves.

Who can I contact to ask more questions?

Please feel free to contact Mrs Hosking by email on international@ashcoll.school.nz.

All enquiries and questions are welcome.