International Students / International Study Opportunities

Want to study overseas? 

Resources for Exploring Overseas Universities:

International Universities – Watch your emails as well as the News & Events pages on this site for information sessions by visiting overseas universities.  Ms McLaughlin has some material available and also receives regular emails from many universities around the world.

QS Top Universities is a valuable tool when researching and comparing universities around the world.  You can try their new course matching tool. Watch a 2min explanatory video here.

Study in Australia – this presentation document contains useful info and links regarding applying to Australian unis, including TACs.

IB Guide for applying to Overseas Universities

IB Entry Requirements to UK universities

EducationUSA  EducationUSA is your official source on U.S. higher education.

US Education Advisor, US Consulate, Auckland – Kate Sleeman – email: & at the US Embassy, Wellington – Ron Mitchell – email:

Khan Academy   SAT system and practice

USA Sport Connect : Helping Kiwis Get Sports Scholarships in the USA.  Jess Pullar has helped a number of our SMC students gain sports scholarships in USA universities. Those who have worked with Jess, speak highly of her and find her valuable as an agent.

Ethos Sport and Education is another agency who assist students who are interested in earning an education while extending their athletic career.  We are the leading college scholarship consultancy that works almost exclusively with high academic schools globally. Our goal is to find the best academic, athletic, and financial fit for your students interested in this process.  We want them to graduate with a life-changing education while playing a sport they love.  Ethos will pre-assess students in the areas of athletic ability, academics, and financial ability.  This assessment is free of charge.  We do this to ensure a student has the athletic ability to compete at the collegiate level, the academic profile to get into a quality university, and the financial support necessary to afford their education. gives specific country requirements for recognition of NCEA.  – to help choose a university in UK

Applying to Universities in the UK – this presentation doc includes useful info & links including UCAS re UK uni applications.

Seven Seas Worldwide:  A Guide to UK Universities for International Students 

Go on a summer school taster course or a university tour course during the July holidays with organisations in the UK  or USA such as Oxbridge Academic, Oxford Royale Academy. Check out their websites and the posters on the Careers Noticeboard in PC Block.

The MyTutor Guide to UCAS: Your One-Stop Guide for applying to UK universities

  • A useful, step-by-step guide for parents whose children are applying to university through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The guide explores a good range of issues in a detailed but easily accessible way.
  • Information to help guide parents through the application process, including important considerations such as visas, disabled access, and funding.
  • Practical tips and advice that will prove helpful to your teen’s UCAS application, including tips on choosing courses and universities, filling out the education and employment sections of the application, how to write the best personal statement, how to get references, and submitting the application itself.

Scholarships for International Students in NZ: 

International Students — many NZ and overseas universities have scholarships available specifically for international students, so be sure to check these out (links below).  If you need help finding out information about courses, international tuition fees, etc, please come and see me and I will help you research this. – Ms McLaughlin