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We offer you a warm welcome at Long Bay College.
Our International Team provides a level of care and commitment that will quickly make you feel at home, ready to experience what New Zealand has to offer you. We fully support our International students settling into a new way of life, adapting to different systems and making friends in our community. Whether you choose to come to New Zealand to improve your English, experience a different culture and lifestyle, or complete your academic studies here, our dedicated, friendly staff will help you move forward and achieve success here.

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How to apply

To make the process easy, here is a simple outline of the steps to follow to apply to study at Long Bay College.

  1. Submit your application
  2. Find out if your application has been accepted
  3. Pay your fees

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Long Bay College is a place where parents/caregivers, students and community grow together within an environment of mutual respect. We are enormously proud to be a school where students excel in all areas of school life and beyond, because after all, that is what College life is all about.

Before coming to new zealand

Apply for a Student Visa

Processing time can vary, so it is important to apply for your visa as soon as possible to avoid delays. To find out more about visas, visit

You’ll need to bring a passport and current visa to study in New Zealand, a return airline ticket and personal items and clothes.


New Zealand’s National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) are national qualifications for senior secondary school students.

NCEA challenges students of all abilities to acquire skills and knowledge. It enables students to gain credits from both traditional school curriculum areas and alternative programmes.

“I have joined so many clubs – nine I think now – and made so many new friends. I think Coding, Future Problem Solving and Choir are my current favourites.” Chloe, Year 9

Express yourself


All students have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities in The Arts and Sports. This includes performing arts, music, social and competitive sports teams and other fields, whether at the highest skill level or just starting out.


New Zealand boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Students are encouraged to travel and explore the breathtaking landscapes. During the school holidays, many international students choose to travel and see more of New Zealand. Students enjoy travelling around both the North and South Islands with their diverse natural beauty and leisure opportunities.

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Virtual Tour

Experiencing what secondary school is like at Long Bay College just got easier – especially during lockdowns!

Access a virtual tour of the school online and meet our staff and students.