International enrolment

Queen Margaret College welcomes girls at every year level to study with us. As a school, we are proud to have students from more than 40 countries. QMC truly reflects the rich cultural diversity of New Zealand.

Our college has a nurturing environment where students can build strong connections with their peers, teachers and their new home environment.

All international students must live with a parent (or legal guardian), Designated Caregiver, at the Boarding House or a QMC Approved Homestay.

We welcome international applicants to enter into any year group, subject to availability.


Step 1: Contact Us

We recommend that you reach out to the Director of International Students to discuss the feasibility of obtaining admission to QMC. This will provide you with an excellent opportunity to discuss any queries you may have.

Step 2: AEAS testing

International applicants for Years 7 - 13, for whom English is a second language, must sit an entrance test administered by AEAS. The AEAS test results provide detail regarding the student’s English language proficiency and their general ability. The AEAS Report will be considered alongside other information provided by the family when reviewing the student’s application.

AEAS Testing is available around the world, and students can register online. Alternatively, your agent will be able to assist you with the registration process. A copy of the student’s AEAS Report must be included with enrolment applications. For further information about AEAS testing, please click here or email

Step 3: Submit your application

Please read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement before you start your application.

The parents or agent should download and submit the application to the Director of International Students. Please pay an application fee of $250.

Required documents include:

  • A copy of your passport
  • The AEAS test results (for Years 7 - 13 only)
  • A copy of your latest immunisation record – translated into English
  • School reports and transcripts from the past 2 years – translated into English
  • Any evidence of participation in extracurricular activities
  • Any other certificates of awards or achievements
  • A clear recent photograph
  • A hand-written letter from the student introducing themselves, and explaining their reason for wanting to study at Queen Margaret College

Step 4: The interview

Students may be invited to attend an enrolment interview with the Director of International Students and with other key senior staff members at the College. The interview may occur via Teams or Zoom. Parents are highly encouraged to attend the interview. It is the responsibility of the family to organise an interpreter if required.

Step 5: Offer

Following the selection process, you may receive a Letter of Offer with an acceptance form. Please fill in and return the form by within 14 days. Offers must be accepted and associated fees paid within the timeframe outlined in the offer letter.

Step 6: Confirmation of Enrolment

Upon receiving the payment of the fees, a Confirmation of Enrolment letter will be provided. The student’s enrolment at Queen Margaret College is dependent on obtaining a Student Visa from the Immigration New Zealand.

Visas and immigration

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service and can be viewed here.

Student visa checklists can be viewed here.


International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. The College is willing to organise medical insurance through either Southern Cross Healthcare or Uni-Care (a division of Crombie Lockwood New Zealand) at a cost of approximately $635.

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services with New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed here. The Accident Compensation Corporation provide accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed here.