How to Apply

We recommend submitting an application at least six months in advance due to high demand. The application must be fully completed with all supporting documents.

English ability

We expect all students to have a reasonable level of English in respect to the Year level they are entering.

As a guideline we would expect:

  • Year 9 and 10 – IELTS 5.0
  • Year 11+ - IELTS 5.5

However, it is a case by case assessment. Achieving this score does not guarantee acceptance. We do not require the student to sit IELTS before they start as we test arriving students to determine their Year level. Students who are eligible may be able to have a multilevel timetable. For example, a Year 11 student would be able to take Year 12 Maths. We do not allow students to ‘skip’ a year, such as moving from Year 11 to Year 13. 

Length of study

Our minimum term of enrolment is six months, which is two terms.


Students must begin at our school with all medical conditions declared. This includes pre-existing, ongoing and mental medical conditions. 

Application process

We recommend submitting an application at least six months in advance due to high demand. The application must be fully completed with all supporting documents. 

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

All copies of original documents must be verified by a lawyer, notary public, Justice of the Peace or an Epsom Girls approved Education Recruitment Agent. These need to be verified as true and correct copies, signed and dated.

Here is a brief timeline:

  1. Fully completed application with documents is received.
  2. We arrange for a Skype interview with our Director.
  3. If accepted, an offer of place is issued usually within 24 hours of the interview unless it is a weekend.
  4. Payment of fees is made before the deadline on the offer.
  5. We will issue you a receipt upon receiving fees.
  6. A visa application is made.
  7. We will send you orientation information approximately one month before you start.

  Application Deadline Interview & Offer Letter Payment Deadline Orientation
Term 1 2025 23 August 2024 30 August 2024 30 September 2024 24 January 2025
Term 2 2025 21 February 2025 28 February 2025 14 March 2025  24 April 2025 
Term 3 2025  11 April 2025  28 April 2025  16 May 2025  11 July 2025 
Term 1 2026 22 August 2025 29 August 2025 30 September 23 January 2026

* All students must have a valid visa in the name of Epsom Girls Grammar School in order to attend Orientation and start school. Students without a correct visa will not be permitted to attend.

Completing the application

Please visit to complete an online application. If you have any questions about this process, please email

Do you want help from a consultant to complete your application? Our School works with many agencies in many different countries and we can give you a choice of helpful advisors near you. They can give you native-speaker advice as well as helping with visa and travel arrangements.

Please note we cannot guarantee a place unless full payment of fees has been made.


Code of Practice

Please note: Epsom Girls Grammar School has agreed to observe and be bound by The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 (the Code) published by the Minister of Education. 

Copies of the Code are available on request from Epsom Girls Grammar or here on the New Zealand Ministry of Education website.