Fill in the Bridge application form found on our website. Post, email or fax it directly to us or give it to your local agent. Bridge will send you an Offer of Place and an invoice
When you pay your fees (by bank transfer or bank draft) we will send you an Evidence of Payment (receipt) so you can get a student visa (needed for study of 3 months)
Send us your arrival details (flight number, dare and time) as soon as possible. Transport from Auckland Airport will be organised for you at your request.
We have Student Services Officers appointed for Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian, Russian, Colombian and all other students. The first language support staff is available if you need to talk to someone about any problems, in both personal and academic issues. We can also refer students to outside professional counselling assistance when required.
Bridge is a signatory to the Ministry of Education “The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016”.
The School has agreed to observe and be bound by ‘The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016’ published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website.
Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website.
Eligibility for health services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website.
The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.
Medical and travel insurance: International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. Bridge can organize insurance for students, more details please view this website.
What do I so if something goes wrong?
If you have concerns about your educational provider or by an agent of the provider, the first thing you must do is contact the principal, the administrator, or another person who has been identified to you as someone that you can approach about complaints at your institution. The Code requires all institutions to have fair and equitable processes before you can take the complaint any further. The Code also establishes NZQA to receive and adjudicate on student complaints.
Our school provides a student online visa application service. Before a student visa can be applied for, students must pay all tuition fees and meet the online visa application requirements. Please talk to us about your online visa application. If you are planning to study for more than three months, you will need a Student Visa. For more information, please check the Immigration New Zealand website.
Visitor Visa is provided for visits up to three months (People exempt from having to obtain a temporary Visa). Citizens of the countries which don’t need to apply for a visitor visa when their citizens come into New Zealand include; Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Korea (South), Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay, Vatican City, Zimbabwe. If you are planning to study for less than three months, you need only apply for a Visitor’s Visa. For more information, please check the Immigration New Zealand website.
Withdrawals and Refund Policy
- Full fees are payable in advance for the whole course. The enrolment and insurance fees are non-refundable.
- In complicance with the Education Amendment Act 2011 (section 234E) Bridge provide fee protection for all student fees through Public Trust. This meets the requirements of NZQA and the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.
- If you are enroled in a course of five weeks or less and withdraw within two days after the first date of the course for which attendance of students at the establishment is required, you are entitled to a refund of 50%. If you withdraw more days after the same start date you are not entitled to a refund.
- If you are enroled for a course of five weeks or longer but less than thirteen weeks, and withdraw up to the end of the fifth day after the first date of the course for which attendance of students at the establishment is required, you are entitled to a refund of 75%. If you withdraw six or more days after the same date you are not entitled to a refund.
- If you are enroled for a course of study of thirteen weeks or longer, and withdraw up to the end of the tenth day after the first date of the course for which attendance of students at the establishment is required, you will be refunded in full less a deduction for costs incurred by Bridge up to a maximum of 25% of the fee total paid. If requested, the school will provide you with details of the cost components for the purpose of working out the maximum deductible percentage. In the event of a dispute over the amount deducted, you can refer the matter to the International Education Appeal Authority. If you withdraw 11 or more working days after the first date of the course for which attendance of students at the establishment is required you are not entitled to a refund.
- Paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 also apply if you are unable to get a visa, or if you cancel your application before you arrive in NZ or before the first date of the course for which attendance of students at the establishment is required. Refunds will be made to the account from whence the payment originated. The Schools will consider applications for refunds in exceptional circumstances. Any refund will be made at the discretion of the Principal.
- If the Schools arrange homestay accommodation for you, the minimum period will be four weeks or the full course if shorter. The homestay fee for this period and the placement fee are non-refundable. Students under 18 must be accommodated in an ICL-approved homestay.
- Expenses incurred offshore on student recruitment and visa application are non-refundable.
- If the Schools are for some reason unable to offer your course, you are entitled to a full refund of all fees paid. In the event that your course is cancelled after its commencement date, you will be refunded all unused fees proportional to the number of weeks not delivered. Every attempt will be made by the
- Schools to enrol you in another course suitable to your needs.
- If the student moves out of the homestay, both the host family and the school must receive 2 weeks’ notice of the student’s intention to leave. The balance of the pre-paid homestay fee which remains will be refunded, minus any costs recoverable by the school, the school will charge a cancellation or change fee of one week’s fees. For airport transfer cancellations, more than 48 hours’ notice is needed to receive a refund. If a student goes on holiday and wishes to return to the homestay, 50% of the weekly fee will be charged.