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You have to be 18 years old to study at Kingston Institute of Business & Technology. But, if you want to study with us as part of a study group, you have to be at least 13 years old.

Up to now there have been almost 300 different English language certificates and diplomas in New Zealand. These were only accepted locally and the levels were inconsistent. NZCEL aims to provide a single, high quality, widely accepted qualification.

Credible qualifications and recognised pathways for learning.

A simple framework offering clear choices for learning.

Yes, our NZCEL foundation level aims to help absolute beginners to improve their English.

For each level of the NZCEL programme, you should study for 24 weeks and complete 60 credits.

You will have 20 hours in-class study and 5 hours self-study each week.

Yes we can, accommodation placement fee will apply.

All international students studying in New Zealand must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance. Your insurance cover must commence before you get on a plane to New Zealand and be valid at least until the date your visa expires. If you do not have insurance, KIBT will arrange an Orbit or a Southern Cross Travel Insurance policy for you. Insurance is compulsory for all international students studying at KIBT and will be charged automatically unless you show us proof that alternative insurance that complies with the Code of Practice has already been arranged.

Our orientation session aims to get you ready before you start your study. During the orientation we will give you a clear understanding of the important information you will need to be able to study at Kingston Institute effectively and successfully. It is important for every new student to attend our school orientation. The orientation takes around 2 hours and is held at 2 pm on Friday the week before your course is due to start.

Please make sure you bring you original passport, valid visa and valid insurance certificate with you, so we can fully process your enrollment.

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