EMS | Student Information

EMS | Student Information New Zealand


New Zealand (or Aotearoa – the land of the long white cloud), is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth.

The country is made up of spectacular landscapes, from mountain ranges and steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. It is also a great place to study, work and live …

  • Safe and secure. While feeling safe is a luxury in some other countries, New Zealanders are accustomed to it.
  • Family friendly. Moving to a new country is complicated when you have a family to consider. But, New Zealand is a great place to bring up children.
  • Clean, green and beautiful. Most countries have a certain amount of natural beauty – New Zealand just happens to have loads of it.
  • Big country, small population. 4.5 million people live in New Zealand, and 1.5 million of those in Auckland. There is plenty of space.
  • Friendly, pragmatic people. New Zealand is bicultural, and has a vibrant Māori culture.
  • Sporting excellence. Rugby football is the national game, and the All Blacks are the current World Champions. The Kiwis are also pretty good at sailing and cricket.

EMS | Wellington NZ


Accommodation | Transport | Employment | Lifestyle

The benefits of studying with EMS in Wellington:

  • New Zealand’s compact capital city, and also New Zealand’s cultural capital
  • Safe, green and beautiful
  • If you like coffee, Wellington is famous for it
  • Competitive job market
  • Excellent public transport system
  • Direct international flights from Wellington to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Singapore (via Canberra)
  • A much less expensive place to live and study when compared to Auckland
  • Plenty of organisations to find part-time work with
  • Two degrees of separation in Wellington and New Zealand – quickly develop personal networks for your future in New Zealand
  • Career-focussed qualifications can lead to post-study work visas and residency.
  • All students are provided with EMS’ valuable job interview service.


Employment Opportunities in Wellington:



Elite Management School (ELITE) is a government approved signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

EMS has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Copies of the Code are available on request from EMS. It is also on NZQA’s website at

Immigration New Zealand

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through the Immigration New Zealand and can be viewed on their website at

Public Trust student fee protection

By working with Public Trust – a New Zealand Government owned and managed trust account agency – EMS provides students and their parents with secure fee protection and peace of mind.

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 at

Accident insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) 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 at

Medical and travel insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. EMS recommends a suitable plan from Orbit Protect.

Student information attestation

The following written statement is for prospective students prior to their enrolment being accepted by EMS:

  • any interests that any governing member of EMS in organisations in the education or immigration sector that provide goods or services to tertiary students.
  • any material conflicts of interest of any of the governing members of EMS
  • the cost of fees charged for student services provided by EMS
  • the total costs and other financial commitments associated with the programme for which the student seeks enrolment

Homestay, accommodation and flatting

A homestay is a great way to experience the New Zealand lifestyle and to improve your English. Students live with New Zealanders in their home and have their own furnished room. We carefully choose a homestay that provides you with a happy, safe and positive environment for studying.

Most students choose to live independently after they have settled in Wellington. You can rent an apartment or share a house with friends or fellow students. The average living cost (including accommodation) is $200 ~ 300 per week. We provide current information sources to help you select accommodation.

Student welfare and total support

EMS provides regular events and activities which help enhance culture integration and memorable life experiences.



EMS | Student Information Immigration

Work Rights

Working during the term

Our diploma programmes lead to New Zealand qualifications that gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category. All of our diploma students are eligible to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and full-time during scheduled holidays.

Check your visa – it will show if and when you are allowed to work while you are studying with us.

Working during scheduled intake breaks

Our diploma students are eligible to work full-time during scheduled vacations. This includes the Christmas and New Year holiday breaks.

Post Study Work Visa – Open (1 year)

For our level 6 and level 7 programmes, as you graduate, you can immediately apply for a Post Study Work Visa – work in New Zealand for a year, and for any employer in New Zealand.

Post Study Work Visa – Employer Assisted

Once you gain an offer of full-time work in the same area as your qualification, you will be are eligible to apply for this visa, it may provide a pathway for you to later apply for residence under our Skilled Migrant Category.

Skilled Migrants

Our New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6 qualification gains 40 points towards Skilled Migrant Category.