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You have to be at least 18 years old to study at Kingston International College.
Elementary (Level 1)
Pre-Intermediate (Level 2)
Intermediate (Level 3)
Upper-Intermediate (Level 4)
Exam Preparation (Level 4)
You will have 20 hours in-class study and 5 hours self-study each week.
Kingston International College do not arrange accommodation but can assist you with more information and support to help you decide a suitable accommodation type for you.
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, Kingston International College will
arrange a Southern Cross Travel Insurance policy for you. Insurance is
compulsory for all international students studying at Kingston International
College and will be charged automatically unless you show us proof that
alternative insurance that complies with the Code of Practice has already been
Please make sure you bring you original passport, valid visa and valid insurance certificate with you, so we can fully process your enrollment.
Yes, there are other fees, some of which only apply to certain options. See the chart below:
|Administration Fee||NZD 250.00||Applicable to all students|
|Course Material Fee||NZD 10.00 / Week||Applicable to all students|
|Airport Pick Up Fee||NZD 100.00||Applicable only to students who need airport pick up|
|IELTS Exam Fee||NZD 395.00||Applicable only to students who need to attend Offical IELTS Test|
Students are required to attend all their classes and arrive on time. If are you absent you must email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide an explanation. If you miss any of your classes without contacting us our student welfare staff will follow up with you to check if everything is OK. If you are absent for three days or more because of illness you must give us a doctor’s certificate. If your attendance drops below 90% you will receive an official warning letter. If your attendance does not improve or drops below 80% your course will be terminated and the New Zealand Immigration Service informed. This is likely to result in cancellation of your student visa.
Any application for a refund must be made on the appropriate
form, available at reception. The applicant will be notified of the result of
the application within 10 working days of receipt of the
application. Where a refund is approved, payment will be made to
the student’s account or third party account agreed to by the student. All fees
are received and refunded in NZ dollars. Kingston International College is not responsible for any
currency fluctuation between enrolment and issuing of refunds. Notification
will be sent to Immigration New Zealand that the student has withdrawn.
International students are entitled to a refund as follows:
Courses three months or more
If the course is of three months duration or more and the withdrawal
occurs up to the end of the tenth working day after the first day on which Kingston International College requires
the student to attend the establishment. In such cases Kingston International College may
deduct up to 25 per cent of the fees paid, provided Kingston International College incurred
costs to this amount and can justify these costs. (As per section
235A(1)(a) and (b) of the Education Act and as set out in the Education (Refund
Requirements for International Students) Notice 2012.)
Courses five weeks or more but less than three months
If the course is of five weeks or more but less than three
months and the withdrawal occurs up to the end of the fifth day after the start
of the course. In such cases, Kingston International College must pay an amount equal to the
fees paid less a deduction of 25 per cent. (As per section 235A(1)(c) and
(d) of the Education Act.)
Courses under five weeks
If the course is under five weeks and the withdrawal occurs
up to the end of the second day after the start of the course. In such
cases, Kingston International
College must pay an amount equal to the fees paid less a deduction of 50
per cent. However, if two days constitutes the full amount of tuition paid for
by the student, Kingston
International College may retain 100 per cent of the payment. (As per
section 235A(1)(c) and (d) of the Education Act.)
No refund is provided if a student:
- is excluded from study at Kingston
International College for any reason (including inappropriate
behaviour, poor attendance or inadequate academic progress).
- wishes to transfer to another school after the refund period.
- has their enrolment cancelled because the enrolment application is found to be
inaccurate in any way.
- has his/her visa/permit to study at Kingston International College cancelled.
- seeks a refund of fees that have been paid after the start of the course and
outside the refund period above.
- If a student starts any course on an interim visa and their application for a
student visa is declined, they are entitled to a full refund of fees paid
less a deduction of the fees for the weeks they have studied.
- The first day of your course is shown on your offer of place letter.
- If Kingston International College is unable to proceed with the programme offered to a student, the tuition
fee is refunded in full.
- If a student wishes to withdraw from homestay arranged through Kingston International College,
they must provide at least two (2) weeks advance notice
(either before they arrive in New
Zealand or before the date on which they wish to leave the homestay
accommodation). Failure to provide this notice will result in two
(2) weeks accommodation fees being forfeited.
If a student wishes to cancel a booked
airport pick up, they must provide at least one (1) weeks’ notice before their
arrival date and a full refund of the airport pick up fee will be given.
Otherwise, the entire fee will be retained.
- Kingston International College will normally buy medical and travel insurance one week before the course
start date for students who have paid their insurance fee at the same time
as their tuition fee. A full refund of the insurance fee will be paid to
the student if the student withdraws before the course starts. Students
will be informed about the insurance fee refund policy if they request
that Kingston International College buy the insurance earlier that one (1) week
before the course starts.
- Notification will be sent to Immigration New Zealand that the student has withdrawn.
You can start a course every Monday.
We have very small class size (8-16) which is beneficial to developing communication
skills but still allows for individual attention from the teacher.
Yes. Ask for the password at reception.
Kingston’s teachers are experienced professionals with specialist qualifications in teaching English as a second language. They come from New Zealand, as well as from some other English-speaking countries, and will work with you to make sure you get the most out of your studies. At Kingston, we are very proud of the quality of our teaching.
Yes, computers are available in the common room. Your teachers can recommend sites for you to continue your English study after class. You can also catch up on news from home or watch the latest videos on Youtube.
Please go to the reception and our staff will help you. It is free to print/copy your passport, visa or application form. If you have a lot of documents to print, please discuss them with our staff.
Kingston International College participated in an External Evaluation and Review conducted by the New
Zealand Qualifications Authority in 2016 which placed Kingston in Provider Category 2.
The statements of confidence are as follows:
NZQA is Confident in the Educational Performance of Academy Business Training NZ
Limited (Trading as Kingston International College)
NZQA is Confident in the Capability in Self-Assessment of Academy Business Training NZ
Limited (Trading as Kingston International College)