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Our admission process takes four or five steps, depending on the Year level your son/daughter falls under. It is important that you understand our admissions process before completing the online application form.

  • 1. Complete an application form

    To apply for a place at King’s College, you need to fill out our online application form, attach copies of supporting documents and pay the application fee of NZD $320. This Application Fee covers the costs of considering the application and is non-refundable.

    The following items are required with the application (Please note that if you are applying for your son/daughter to join King's more than two years in advance you are not required to submit the below documentation):

    • a copy of the student’s passport or New Zealand birth certificate
    • a recent photograph (head shot) of the student
    • a copy of the student’s most recent school report with teachers’ comments
    • completed student CV
    • a copy of any educational assessments.

    Students not born in New Zealand will also be required to supply their proof of residency/eligibility to study in New Zealand. International students should also ensure they have the correct student visa. Click here for more information on the legal requirements of being an international student in New Zealand.

    Note: Applying online does not automatically grant your son/daughter an offer of place.

  • 2. The interview and College tour

    Prospective students will be invited to attend an interview with our Head of Admissions - an integral part of our admissions process. Following the interview, prospective students and their families will be given a tour of the College and its facilities. Families are welcome to attend Campus Tours held regularly at King’s College throughout the year. Upcoming dates are listed on our Events page.

  • 3. Offer of place to successful applicants

    In considering applications, King’s College takes into account a range of criteria including:

    • Interview outcome
    • Interests, activities and academic record of the student
    • Family or other association with the College

    King’s College seeks to retain a significant proportion of boarding students, have a roll that reflects the broader population of New Zealand and to support the College’s Anglican and Christian heritage.

    An offer of a place will be emailed to successful candidates.

  • 4. Accepting our offer of place

    To secure the offered place, parents must complete, sign and return the Admission Agreement form, Direct Debit form and Medical form along with payment of the Enrolment Fee and the King’s College Old Collegians’ Association (KCOCA) Lifetime Membership Fee, before the offer expiry date.

    Following receipt of fees and the completed forms, the College will let you know what needs to be done before the student starts their journey at King’s College.

  • 5. Year 9 placement examinations

    All students who have been offered a Year 9 place at King’s College must sit the Placement Examinations. The Placement Examinations usually occur in the second week in October and are used to determine the most appropriate class for students entering the College. Only those students applying for an Academic Scholarship need to sit the Scholarship Examination. 

    All Year 9 students will be informed in due course of the date, time and location of the Placement Examination.  

Contact our Admissions Team if you have any questions about our admissions process: 0508 46 25 46 or email us at admissions@kingscollege.school.nz

The application portal for International Students can be accessed in the related links section below. 

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