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. An English test is sent for the student to complete 
  3. You return the completed English test to us.
  4. We arrange for a Skype interview with our Director.
  5. If accepted, an offer of place is issued usually within 24 hours of the interview unless it is a weekend.
  6. Payment of fees is made before the deadline on the offer.
  7. We will issue you a receipt upon receiving fees.
  8. A visa application is made.
  9. You will be provided with training and information about life in New Zealand and expectations.
  10. We will send you orientation information approximately one month before you start.

Completing the application

1. Fully complete the application form:

The signatures must be of the student’s parent or legal guardian. We do not accept the signatures of caregivers, family friends, other family members or agents. 

The signature on the application must be an official signature and match the signature presented on the document.

2.  Attach all documents. These include:

  • Photocopy of student’s passport
  • Photocopy of latest school report – translated into English
  • 2x Letter of recommendation from a trusted referee who is not related (e.g. Head of Department, coach, religious leader). This must be written on letterhead or with a school/organisation stamp and be signed.
  • Handwritten statement from the student to tell us about herself. Topics to cover should be:
    • Why she wants to study in NZ
    • Why she wants to study at EGGS
    • What hobbies and activities she enjoys
    • What she currently studies at school
    • What she wishes to do in the future at university or for a career
    • What she enjoys doing with her family/friends
    • If she plays any sport or musical instruments
    • Include photos of herself with her family
  • Evidence of parent’s signature which is usually completed in the form of the signature in the passport. Other types could be on a driver’s license or witness by a notary public
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate
  • Vaccination records.

All documents must be translated into English by a registered translator.

3.  Email application and supporting documents

This must be done to Please attach PDF files. The Offer of Place and receipt are the documents required for the student visa application.

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

Application forms

Click on the link below and become an EGGS student today.


International Student Application Form  

Digital Citizenship Agreement


Homestay Application Form

DCG Application Form

Living with Parent Form


Southern Cross Application Form

StudentSafe Application Form

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.

Code of Practice

Please note: Epsom Girls Grammar School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students 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.