International

St Kevin's College warmly welcomes applications from international students

Welcome to Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand: Your Gateway to Extraordinary Education
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Nestled on the enchanting eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island, North Otago is a hidden gem that beckons international students with its unique blend of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and world-class educational opportunities.

Situated in the heart of this captivating region lies Oamaru, a town that effortlessly combines modern learning environments with the charm of yesteryears.

Discover why North Otago is the perfect destination for international students seeking an amazing and enriching academic experience.

A Picturesque Playground for Learning
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North Otago's breathtaking landscapes are an instant source of inspiration for students. Majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and rolling hills surround the region, offering an idyllic backdrop for your academic journey.

Whether you're an aspiring environmental scientist, outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil setting to focus on your studies, North Otago's natural beauty provides a canvas for endless exploration and adventure.

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​​​​​​​Our focus is on encouraging participation, involvement and academic excellence for all our students, both from here and abroad.

Academically our NCEA results are among the highest in the country. Our dedicated staff enable students at all ability levels to achieve the grades they need for course entry into the best universities.

St Kevin's college is a signatory to the education (pastoral care of tertiary and international learners) code of practice 2021.

St Kevin's College also offers IGCSE - Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) ​​​​​​​in the following subjects in year 11:

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • History

  • Geography

  • Physical Education

The Charming Oasis of Oamaru

Oamaru, the largest town in North Otago, exudes an irresistible old-world charm. Its well-preserved Victorian architecture, limestone buildings, and cobbled streets create a unique and inspiring atmosphere that complements your academic pursuits.

The Oamaru Public Gardens and the renowned Steampunk HQ showcase the town's dedication to creativity and innovation.

A Picturesque Playground for Learning

North Otago's breathtaking landscapes are an instant source of inspiration for students. Majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and rolling hills surround the region, offering an idyllic backdrop for your academic journey. Whether you're an aspiring environmental scientist, outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil setting to focus on your studies, North Otago's natural beauty provides a canvas for endless exploration and adventure.

International Student Welcome

Oamaru and Waitaki - Neat Places 2023

Sunset timelapse at the Redcastle

Mathais Artner, a Year 13 student from Germany, captured this stunning timelapse of the sunset at Redcastle.

What could you learn in New Zealand?

Why choose a New Zealand School?

Outdoor Adventures Await

From hiking in the Waitaki Valley to surfing along the coastline, North Otago offers an array of outdoor activities that cater to every adventurous spirit.

Whether you're a thrill-seeker or prefer a leisurely stroll through nature, you'll find endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors during your time here.

Cultural Diversity and Warm Hospitality

Embrace the warm Kiwi hospitality and immerse yourself in a welcoming community that celebrates diversity. North Otago's friendly locals are eager to share their culture and traditions, making it easy for international students to find a home away from home. Cultural festivals, culinary experiences, and a vibrant arts scene await those who seek to enrich their global perspective.

Oamaru is known as a center of educational excellence.


​​​​​​​It is a safe community with excellent public amenities in a picturesque seaside setting. St Kevin's College has a modern 21-hectare campus, established in park-like surroundings.

It creates a welcoming family environment for study and co-curricular engagement.

Once an international student commences with St Kevin's College, a carefully planned programme is in place to ensure he or she receives comprehensive pastoral care and the College oversees all aspects of the student’s life.

St Kevin's College is a member of Outdoor Education New Zealand ODENZ. Email us if you would like us to recommend an agent.

Discover the Waitaki Region: Click for More Videos!


German Lessons by international student Isabel Matern

Isabel Matern, a German international student, taught several of our year 9 students German during the 2023 Activity Week. 

They had a fantastic time!

Thanks, Isabel!

Start Your Journey Today

Embark on an educational adventure like no other by choosing North Otago, Oamaru, New Zealand, as your destination. Discover the perfect balance between academic excellence, natural beauty, and cultural enrichment. Join us in creating unforgettable memories and forging lifelong friendships in this remarkable corner of the world. Your international student experience begins here, in North Otago.

International Prospectus and Student Application


Click the link below to download. 

International Fees

Effective from 1 February 2024 - December 2025
The fees outlined below are a guideline only and are subject to change without notice.

They are based on information available at the time of writing.

Agent detailed information:
Please click on the specific folder to request access if you are an agent working with us.

Effective from 1 February 2024 - December 2025

The fees outlined below are a guideline only and are subject to change without notice.

They are based on information available at the time of writing.

Payment method

Please send fees by automatic transfer to our account at the Bank of New Zealand, 

St Kevin's College bank account details are: 

Bank account number: 02-0940-0116601-000  SWIFT CODE BKNZNZ22

Name of Bank: Bank of New Zealand

Branch: 80 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand

Please quote your invoice number and/or name when making a transaction.

All fees shown below are in New Zealand dollars unless stated otherwise.

All prices are in $NZ

Total
Tuition Fees from 1 February 2024 – 31 December 2025
* Tuition Fee$18,500 per year

1 – 10 weeks 

$6,500
1 term$6,500
2 terms

$11,100

3 term2$14,800
Full Year$18,500



International Student Complaint Resolution Chart

Academy keen to spread wings

NZAA, one of the top pilot training schools in New Zealand, has recently been awarded the "best large business" title at the Indian Business Awards ceremony held in Auckland. The school, which is located at Oamaru Airport, has been expanding and strengthening its services and has recently acquired new state-of-the-art planes for its fleet, as recently feature in the Oamaru Mail.

Read here