International Students Enrolment Process

Students are welcomed at Southland Girls High School from many countries throughout the world. If you would like to apply to study at Southland Girls High School please complete the following steps:

Step 1

Complete the online enrolment form.

With your application you will need to enclose:

  • Certified copies (in English) of your most recent school reports
  • Copy of student’s passport
  • Copies of Immunisation record
  • Details of medical/travel insurance if not arranged by Southland Girls High School
  • Reference from your existing school
  • Passport size photo

Step 2

If your application is successful we will send you:

A provisional offer of place and invoice for fees payable.

Step 3

Once payment of your fees has been received, we will send you a receipt. You then need to apply for a Student Visa to study at Southland Girls High School; this application must be accompanied by our offer of place letter and fees receipt. You will also need to provide proof of financial support and a return air ticket.

Step 4

Medical Insurance Cover – Medical Insurance is compulsory. Southland Girls High School will organise this through Uni- care, with whom we hold a Master Policy. Your policy must be arranged before you leave your home country.

Step 5

Apply for your Student Visa from your nearest New Zealand High Commission or Embassy. You will need:

Step 6

Once your visas has been issued, then a copy must be forwarded to Southland Girls High School as soon as it is approved.

NB If a course of study is three months or less a Visitors Visa may be sufficient. Please check with the school first.


Fees for 2019/20
Southland Girls High School                                      

INTERNATIONAL FEES AND EXPENSES 2019                                          All fees are quoted in NZD $

Tuition fee – 4 Terms


NZ Government Levy


Boarding (Hostel) fee – includes 7 day accommodation and 3 meals per day, term time only*

Hostel Levy Fee

$11,775.00 – Full year

$160.00 per year

Holiday Accommodation (for Boarders)

Accommodation is available during the term holidays

$37.15 per night x 48 days = $1,784

Homestay Fee

For 46 weeks of the year. Any Homestay outside this time will incur additional fees. The Homestay fees include 7 day accommodation with 3 meals a day.


Linen Fee – one off


ADDITIONAL EXPENSES                                                                           

Travel and Medical Insurance

$600 (estimated)

Uniform – Summer and Winter

$960 (estimated)

For senior students (Year 11,12 or 13) sitting NCEA (National Certificate of Education Achievement)

Scholarship Subjects

(per candidate per year)

(per subject per year)

Extra Activities – school trips and events, photos, sports, stationery and some subject fees)

$800 (estimated and refunded if not used)

Student Visa Processing Fee at NZ Immigration Student Visa renewal if SGHS assists


Pocket Money

page1image913070816Families may send money to SGHS to cover Pocket Money of $30-$50 per week

Part Year Enrolments

    page1image912983616Tuition Fees

   Government Levy

One Term



Two Terms



Three Terms




Please send us your dates and request an estimated invoice. Contact for further information: 

Megan McKenzie
Southland Girls High School

Medical and Travel Insurance

All international sydents must be covered while studying in New Zealand. Southland Girls' High School organizes this cover for students.

Application Form

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