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International Students Overview

Welcome to Elite School of Beauty & Spa

At Elite we welcome international students to our campuses. The decision to study at a new institution in a new country can feel rather daunting. When students from other countries come to study at Elite it is important that those students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for.

Elite provides facilities, services, support and advice to help you adjust and to provide you with a positive and successful learning experience. Our supportive and friendly staff and tutors are ready to assist you.

If you have any questions about Elite, please send us an email

How to Apply?

You can manage the entire enrolment process online by visiting Enroller, our online application portal.

International Student Levy

The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees.

Code of Practice

Elite School of Spa and Beauty 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 this institution or from the NZQA website.

Translations are available in Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Russian and Spanish.

Visit the Immigration New Zealand website for more information.

International Payments

Flywire is a safe and convenient way to make international payments. Depending on your location, payment options can include local bank transfer (telegraphic transfer), credit card, e-payments, e-wallets, and more. Receive email/SMS text alerts updating you on the status of your payment, or track the progress of your payment online or in Flywire’s app. If you need help to complete your payment, contact flywire.com/support

To make a payment, go to http://upcolleges.flywire.com/, enter your payment amount and country of origin. Then select your payment method. 

Sonder Student Safety app

We have partnered with Sonder, a 24/7 personal safety and wellbeing service, to support all our international students. The Sonder app is for personal devices and has a number of features, like “Track My Journey” and “Check On Me”, that will help students live and study in New Zealand with confidence - if you are walking alone at night, going on a first date, or meeting up with a stranger to buy or sell goods, for example.

Additionally, if you are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely, or simply don't know who to turn to, you can speak to Sonder’s multilingual support team anytime via live chat or phone, and they can even send in-person assistance if you need it.

You will receive an activation email or text shortly before orientation. If you don't get your email or text, you will be given a code to use at orientation.

International Student Policy

Download our International Student Policy here