International students

International Students at Wairarapa College

Wairarapa College is a state, co-educational school, combines tradition with innovation as it seeks to develop the full potential of each student. 

The college community reflects urban and rural New Zealand in the truest sense. Wairarapa College is a school of 1070 students, situated in Masterton, a short commute to Wellington City. It is reliably linked by train, bus and air. Masterton is the hub of the Wairarapa district, which is rich in outdoor and farming pursuits. It has every facility and more that is expected in a medium-sized town especially outstanding recreational activities.

Wairarapa College has a strong academic tradition and is rich in sporting and cultural opportunities. It has expansive grounds, farms, and teaching and learning facilities including an onsite pool and hostel. Participation is encouraged and supported. 

International students are welcomed warmly to this school. You will be able to participate in a wide range of sports, music, arts and cultural opportunities, have English language support and take part in academic and vocational courses leading to the NZ national qualifications.

Students can negotiate to stay with homestay families, either in town or in the country with rural or farming families.

We recommend Wairarapa College to international students because of the high-quality environment we can provide. It is a school with excellent students, facilities and opportunities. All school students are expected to show: purpose, pride, and respect and gain success in their time here.

Check out this link for more information on studying in New Zealand:

For further information contact office@waicol.nz or phone +6463700400