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WGBC :: Information
Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

World Gospel Bible College have agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from the institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website.

Medical & Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand

N.B Students must be able to provide evidence of their medical and travel insurance and signatory must keep a record of the type of cover each student has.


Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand immigration service.

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicity 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 publicity-funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health.


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.

Accommodation Options

Homestay – This is the most common form of accommodation for overseas students in New Zealand. You live with a New Zealand family, sharing food and family activities. Staying with NZ family also provides plenty of opportunities for English conversation and cultural learning experiences.

Hostels – Hostels provide you with a room in a building with many other people. Usually bathrooms and toilets are shared. This accommodation is not always available.

Apartments or Flats – These are like small homes but you share with 2-5 other students. Students also have to cook their own meals and look after house keeping. This is best for students who have been in NZ long enough to know to shop and pay bills etc.

Motels – These are usually for short stays as they are quite expensive. They provide a Hotel like room with bathroom and small kitchen.

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Payment of Fees

World Gospel Bible College expects all students to meet their financial obligations in full. No diplomas or student records will be issued until proper payment is made for all College obligations.

Fee details are available from the Registrar.

International Students

Students will need to pay their full fees prior to obtaining student visa. When students make their fee payments. Advance will deposit the money into a secure trust account. A receipt and notification of acceptance will then be sent to the student so that a visa application can be made.

Fee Protection

Fees paid in advance are deposited in a Trust Account operated be by the auditor in compliance with Section 236A of the Education Act 1989.

Refund Policies

The College applies a refund policy as follows:

Any student who pays a programme fee in advance and withdraws prior to the commencement date of their program or course is entitled to receive a refund of any fees paid in respect of that program less an administration fee of NZ$500 or 10%, whichever is the lesser.

All qualification program fees received by WGBC will be deposited directly into an indemnity trust account administered by the Public Trust Office and will be held in trust until the end of the eighth day after the start date of the program. After such time a proportion of the fee may be released for credit to WGBC in accordance with the Public Trust Office fee protection policy.

Any student who withdraws before the end of the eighth day after the scheduled start date of their program will receive a refund of any program fees prepaid less NZ$500 or 10% which ever is the lesser.

Any student who withdraws after the end of the eighth day from the start date of a program will not be entitled to any refund of fees.

Any student who wishes to withdraw from the program must provide written notification to the Registrar of WGBC prior to withdrawal. Verbal notification is insufficient. The withdrawal becomes effective from the date WGBC receives written notification of withdrawal from the student.

WGBC Director and Management reserve to themselves the discretion to consider applications for a refund or remission of program fees after eight days from the commencement date of a program. In considering any such application the Directors may review any circumstances relating to the application as are available to them and any other factors they may consider relevant. The Directors may, after such consideration, grant or decline the application, or offer other such remedy, or resolution they consider appropriate.

No refund of fees raised by sponsorship monies will be granted when it has not been paid to WGBC by the learner. A refund in this case will be paid to the sponsor.

If a student breaks their study contract and is asked to leave the school no refund of fees should be expected.

No qualifications or student records will be presented until proper payment is made for all College Obligations.