Welcome International Students

Mount Maunganui College welcomes students from throughout the world.

Superb location

We are located in New Zealand's number one domestic tourist location, in a suburb of Tauranga (population 120,000). Tauranga is only 25 minutes by air from Auckland.


Fees and living expenses at Mount Maunganui College are reasonable. You can afford to study and enjoy life in Mount Maunganui.

Great subject choices

Marine Studies, Outdoor Education, Hospitality, Drama, Music, French, all Science subjects and Art - these are all available as part of your academic programme at Mount Maunganui College.

Living with a New Zealand family

Mount Maunganui is a very popular place to live. We arrange high quality host families that will make sure you enjoy living in Mount Maunganui. Most of our host families are within walking distance of our famous surf beach.

English tuition

English (ESOL) classes are provided by fully qualified expert teachers in our purpose-built facility. We prepare our international students for tertiary study with NCEA and IELTS preparation courses. Extra tuition, holiday classes and high school preparation courses can be arranged.

Sports and club activities

Mount Maunganui College has a proud record of national success in surfing, athletics and cross-country. All major sports are available. We have special offers for GOLF and SURFING. Performing arts and music, drama and debating also thrive at Mount Maunganui College. All international students are encouraged to become involved in sports and cultural activities. Join in and enjoy yourself!

International mix of nationalities

Mount Maunganui College is a modern co-oeducational high school with a total roll of 1500. We are happy to host about 60 international students from all parts of the world, including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand and USA.

Academic pathways

When you graduate from Mount Maunganui College you can move on to tertiary education at polytechnic or university. Our top students enter prestigious universities in New Zealand and overseas.