THE FINAL CLOSING DATE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO STUDY ONSITE IN 2013 HAS PASSED. International students may choose to start their study by distance and some part time study options may be available in semester two. Please contact the Admissions manager, Annette Foster, on 64-9-526 9278 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The College is a signatory to the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (see www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international for a copy of the Code, or request one from the Registrar).
We welcome international students, who must be 18 years or older with competency in English to a minimum of IELTS Academic Level 6.5 (with no individual band with a score less than 6.0).
Academic Entry Requirements:
Appicants must provide evidence of proficiency in Chemistry. Applicants who do not meet this requirement must successfully complete our Introduction to Biological Chemistry course. This is available online and is free of charge. The assessments related to this course should be passed before commencing at the College.
Introduction to Biological Chemistry:
In this course students will develop an understanding of chemical processes in living organisms. They will gain a basic knowledge of atomic structure, the periodic table of elements and concepts of energy. Students will learn about different chemical substances and their role in biological processes.
This online course is expected to take approximately 20 hours to complete.
International Student Fees
$15,000 per year. This includes GST.
Enrolling at SPCNM
Prospective international students wishing to apply to study at SPCNM must submit the following documentation:
- Completed enrolment form (please contact Annette Foster to obtain an up to date form)
- Proof of English language competency
- Proof of Chemistry proficiency
- Proof of financial stability and the resources to meet all the costs of study, accommodation and personal needs for the full duration of the course.
- Any other information that may be material to the assessment of this application.
Offer of Place
Providing applicants meet all the requirements listed above, and have submitted all necessary documentation, an offer of place will be sent. At this point, the full year's tuition fees must be paid. When you receive this offer you must apply to the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) to obtain a student visa. This is your responsibility. See the NZ Immigration Service website for details of visa requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zeland while studying, and other useful information. Visit their website: www.immigration.govt.nz.
In order to be accepted for study at South Pacific College of Natural Medicine, you must provide all the information listed above and meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme of study as given in the Guidelines for International Students.
Failure to meet SPCNM entry requirements or provide any of the information required will result in the application being declined.
Before you commence studies you must have:
- Completed all enrolment documentation.
- Paid the full tuition fees for a year of study. (Fees are inclusive of GST)
- Provided proof to the College of a student visa from the New Zealand Immigration Service.
- If you have to complete the prerequisite Chemistry course, you must have passed the course.
- Provided proof to the College of current medical and travel insurance.
The tuition costs for overseas students are higher than for New Zealand students because Government financial assistance is not available to the College for international students.
Note that tuition fees do not include textbooks and course related materials or equipment. Full-time students should allow about $800 per semester for textbooks, equipment, student ID cards, transfer credits etc.
- If a student withdraws before the academic programme begins then they will receive a refund of all tuition fees paid.
- If a student decides to withdraw after the academic year has begun they must complete a Withdrawal Form and provide any supporting documentation to the Deputy Principal.
- A refund of tuition fees paid less costs, which will not exceed 10% of the total fees paid or $500 whichever is the lesser, will be made to any student who withdraws and applies in writing to the Deputy Principal within 2 weeks (14 calendar days) of the commencement of a semester.
The cost of living in New Zealand is cheaper than in many European countries, USA and Japan.
Here are some examples of what you might expect to pay in New Zealand dollars:
- A fast food meal $5 - $20.
- A can of cola $1.50.
- A coffee in a café $4-5.
- A Thai, Chinese or Malaysian meal in a café $8 - $20.
- A hair cut $20-$40 (men) $30-$130 (women).
- Ticket to the movies $9-$18.
- Medical and Travel Insurance $450-$700 per annum
- Accommodation $90-$350 per week