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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about the International Travel College of New Zealand? Below we have listed answers to questions we get asked on a regular basis. We hope you find this information useful.

If your question is not answered, please send us an email at and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

You may also like to check out these useful web pages:

ITC English Language Partner Schools
About studying in Auckland
Why study at ITC?
ITC International Prospectus


How many students are there at ITC?

There are approximately 450 students at ITC, studying across two campuses in Auckland Central and South Auckland. Around 10% of the student population are international students, so you will be in a classroom with many people from New Zealand. Class sizes are small (there is a maximum of 22 students) and many international students find it easy to make friends.


How many hours per week will I be expected to be at college?

Students enrolled on full-time courses will be required to be in class for at least 20 hours per week. Classes are taught in the morning or the afternoon and students will also need to set aside around 10-15 hours per week for study and homework.


Do I need insurance?

Yes, international students need to have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand for the full duration of their course of study. We work closely with Orbit Protect health insurance, a large reputable insurance company. We can help you arrange insurance prior to your course starting. Please email for advice.


What is the cost of living in New Zealand?

Living in Auckland is cheaper than living in cities such as Sydney or London. To give you an idea, a litre of milk costs around $2.50 and a student movie ticket between $11-$15. For a full table of living costs, please refer to the International Prospectus.

It is a good idea to come to New Zealand with plenty of money saved to allow you to make the most out of your time here. In addition to course fees, you will likely need between $15,000 and $20,000 per year ($300 to $500 per week) to cover accommodation, food, transport, phone, internet and other entertainment costs. Other expenses could include insurance, bank fees, utility bills, clothing, holidays and textbooks.


Do I need to find my own accommodation?

Yes. ITC can recommend some temporary accommodation options, such as hotels or hostels, but students are responsible for organising their own housing arrangements. There are a range of different options available. You can live with a local family, in a student hostel or rent an apartment with other students.


What are the tuition fees?

Tuition fees range from approximately NZD $8,800 to $26,450. There are limited scholarships available for international students. Details of this scholarship are released around September on ITC’s Facebook Page.


Do I need to speak fluent English?

All ITC courses are taught in English, so students are required to have a certain level of competency in the language. We use the IELTS requirements to test proficiency:

– Level 3 courses: minimum of IELTS 5.0 (General or Academic) overall band, with no band score lower than 5.0
– Level 4 courses: minimum of IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) overall band, with no band score lower than 5.0
– Level 5 courses: minimum of IELTS 5.5 (Academic) overall band, with no band score lower than 5.0

If you do not have an IELTS Certificate, you will need to provide other evidence of your English language proficiency. You can see other acceptable tests NZQA acceptable English proficiency tests.  Other exceptions may also apply for native English speakers, please email for more details.

You may also choose to study English in New Zealand and then pathway to a course at ITC. We partner with a number of English Language Schools in Auckland that offer excellent courses to help you bring your language skills up to the required level.