International Students

International students can seek admission to Good Shepherd College if they meet the following requirements.


  • Sponsored by a Diocese or religious institution.
  • Completed either (1) a qualification in your home country which is recognised in New Zealand as the equivalent to the university entrance standard, or (2) attended a secondary school in NZ and achieved the university entrance standard, or (3) Mature Age admission for those who have reached the age of 21.
  • Minimum requirement of 6.5 in IELTS (with at least 6.0 in each band).
  • Valid visa (student or work visa).
  • Medical and travel insurance if applying with a student visa.
  • Proof of identity (passport or birth certificate and two passport-sized photos).


Things to consider before you apply

  • Must comply with the admission requirements above.
  • Choose your programme of study: degree or diploma, on-campus or by-distance
  • Check you’ve covered all  factors to consider when choosing papers.
  • Find out what is expected of you while you study at the College.
  • Discuss your study plans with the Good Shepherd College Support Person, Brendan Daly


Now you’re ready to complete the application forms and pay $100 non-refundable deposit.