Wellington College welcomes applications from students from overseas. We have 20 years of experience of educating and taking care of International Students.

International students come from a range of different cultural backgrounds, and this provides an ideal environment to be supported and succeed in. This diversity amongst the students ensures differences are respected and international students have positive interactions that help them develop their confidence and assist in improving their English.

We are Wellington’s oldest and most prestigious state secondary boys’ high school, established 1867 with 149 years of proud history and tradition. We are consistently in the top five New Zealand schools gaining the number of New Zealand Scholarships in the national examinations.

International students participate in main stream classes with the College also providing additional English Language Learner programmes where required.

The College is a signatory to the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students”. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at