If you are looking to gain world-class qualifications, build skills and launch your career in New Zealand, Ignite Colleges is the ideal choice.

We deliver innovative and industry respected training for successful careers in hospitality and cookery, both here and overseas – and we are a Category One education institute, which means we are amongst the best in New Zealand. Our international students benefit from excellent support services, exceptional tutors, and a conveniently-located campus that is friendly and welcoming.

Our aim is to set you up for success, now and into the future.


Ready to launch your career in hospitality or cookery? Ignite Colleges has a range of cutting edge programmes for international students – programmes that will help you stand out, anywhere in the world.

Level 4 Hospitality
Level 5 Hospitality - coming soon
Level 6 Hospitality
Level 4 Cookery
Level 5 Cookery
Level 5 Healthcare

How to Apply

Applying to study with us is simple. Just complete and sign the International Student Enrolment Form and return it to along with a copy of your passport, IELTS certification (or equivalent), and academic transcripts.

Application Process

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Find an International Agent

Want to find an agent in your country? Please contact us for a list of our approved International agents at

Want to be an agent? Please contact us at


We can help you arrange hotel, hostel or private accommodation. If you’re looking for a flat to rent, take a look at the following websites:

If you want to fully experience life in New Zealand, living with a Kiwi homestay family is a great option. To find out more about homestay accommodation visit:

How do I apply for a Student Visa?

You can find out information about the Visa process on the Immigration New Zealand website.


Medical and Travel Insurance

You must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance for the duration of your study. The policy needs to include cover for travel to and from New Zealand, and within and outside New Zealand for the full enrolment duration.

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 here.

Accident Insurance

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 here.

Insurance Claims

If you have any questions about how to complete the form, please email: or come and see the International Student Support Officer at Ignite College International Centre.

Life in New Zealand

Why chose life in NZ and Auckland

Why New Zealand?

New Zealand is a favourite destination for international students from all over the world - and it’s not hard to see why.

It is politically stable, affordable, with a top-quality education system - and it’s one of the safest countries on the planet. In New Zealand unrivalled natural beauty sits side by side with a thriving economy, in a friendly melting pot of vibrant cultures. People of all nationalities are welcomed here, and encouraged to innovate, inspire and strive to reach their full potential.


New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city has a population of around 1.5 million, and is regularly ranked as one of the top places in the world to live and study. As well as exceptional educational facilities, you have world class restaurants, bars and entertainment, plus your pick of adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, from yachting and surfing, to hiking and horse riding. Auckland is New Zealand’s economic hub, and with that comes a plethora of job opportunities for locals and international students alike. You can work while you study and gain valuable industry experience as you build your skills and grow your career.

Working in NZ

Life on Campus

Life as an Ignite Colleges student is fun and fulfilling. Our vibrant campus is equipped with all the latest facilities, including state-of-the-art training kitchens, a bar, barista room, and student-run café. You’ll be studying alongside students from New Zealand and around the world, in an environment that’s welcoming, inclusive and supportive.

At Ignite Colleges, life on campus means much more than just study. Thanks to our regular line up of events and activities you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make friends, build industry networks, and make the most of all that life in New Zealand offers.

Student Services


International Student Handbook

This handbook includes the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of Ignite as well as information to assist you to settle into studying in New Zealand and at Ignite.

International Student Handbook

International Enquiry Form

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