Correct as of 24.05.2022 at 23:00 AEST
New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the nation’s borders will fully reopen to international students from July 2022. This means students who apply to study at Taylors College Auckland could start online and travel to New Zealand to join us on campus when they are ready.
Information for current onshore students
|Is the College currently open?||New Zealand is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. The Taylors College Auckland campus reopened its doors to onshore students and staff on Monday, 31 August 2020. Onshore students have resumed learning face-to-face without restrictions. Offshore students will continue to study their programme in virtual classrooms with the same teachers as onshore. For the latest information, visit covid19.govt.nz and the NZ Ministry of Health website.|
|What campus facilities are currently available?||The campus is now open, however students have been reminded to use the official government COVID Tracer app when they arrive on campus, maintain physical distancing, remember to wash their hands regularly and wear a face covering in public places where required.|
|Can I stay in my accommodation?|
Current accommodation arrangements remain in place however if any student needs to re-locate, he/she should contact the Accommodation Service at Taylors College. We do have the capacity to self-isolate should this be necessary.
|What is the current health advice in New Zealand?||All of New Zealand are now at Alert Level 1, with some extra restrictions in place in Auckland. For the latest information, visit covid19.govt.nz and the NZ Ministry of Health websites.|
|What should I do if I feel unwell on campus?||If you begin to feel unwell while you are on campus, please tell your teacher or the Student Welfare Team. They are trained to support students who have any health concerns.|
|What should I do if I feel unwell off campus?|
If you begin to feel unwell, please contact your GP or local/campus Medical for advice. Once you’ve received advice from a doctor, we ask that you contact the Student Welfare Team as soon as possible to notify them.
If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS for advice (available 24/7).
|Can I travel home?|
Refer to the New Zealand Immigration website for the latest information regarding border closures, visas, visa extensions and other travel advice. Please also consult with travel restrictions from your home country.
Please note, only New Zealand citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to New Zealand at this time. If students leave New Zealand it is unknown when the borders will re-open for you to be able to return.
For questions, please contact the college directly or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Information for current offshore students
|If the college is open, can I travel to New Zealand to study?|
The University of Auckland is working with our government to enable the safe return of international students to New Zealand. We are supporting the return of 1,250 students to New Zealand under previously announced cohorts of returning students. We expect announcement of more cohorts from government following the successful return of these students.
At this time you do not need a visa to study with us offshore, and when the time comes for you to return, you will be invited to apply for a visa.
While we are eager to welcome you on campus we must follow government advice and guidance. For the moment, the borders remain closed and we are unsure when they will reopen.
Students who are studying from their home country are able to continue to attend classes via virtual classrooms.
|When borders reopen how do I arrange travel to New Zealand?||Once borders re-open, please contact our student support team at AZhao@studygroup.com or MChen@studygroup.com to discuss travel arrangements.|
|Who should I contact if I have further questions?|
If you are a new student looking to begin studying, please contact our global support team at email@example.com.