International Students

The New Zealand School of Dance welcomes international students

In recent years students from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, Brazil, Taiwan, French Polynesia and New Zealand have trained at the School. Most have gone on to successful international careers.

Students from New Zealand, Australia, Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau are classified as domestic students for the purposes of study in New Zealand. 

Support for International Students

The School has support systems in place to assist international students. A pastoral care manager provides advice to help students adjust to full-time training and life in New Zealand.

The New Zealand School of Dance 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. The code is published in a number of different languages and is available from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.  

English Language

All classes at the New Zealand School of Dance are taught in English. Students need to understand conversational English, and may be required to study the language while at the School. Students must undertake an English language course before arriving at the School if their level of English is lower than B1 of the CEFR

How to Apply


Visa & Insurance  

For further information international students can email the NZSD Pastoral Care Manager or phone +64 4 381 9246