English Language Academy

Simple and Secure Student Applications

Easily apply to the English Language Academy online and kickstart your journey to boost your English skills and achieve your goals.

Your Gateway to Success

Follow these 5 Straight Forward Steps for an Easy and Hassle-free Application Process

You'll receive a welcome pack and orientation information 1-2 weeks before your course starts. We're excited to welcome you to ELA and help you achieve your study goals.


The English Language Academy Registered Agents

The English Language Academy has a number of official representatives around the world. These organisations can provide you with information on ELA and may offer you assistance in submitting an application. Check the list and find out the contact information of our representatives in your country and visit the representative's website for more details.


The University of Auckland ELA High Achiever Award

The University of Auckland ELA High Achiever Award was jointly established in 2022 by English Language Academy and the International Office (IO) at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Application Process

How do I apply?

You can apply through our web portal.

What are the admission requirements?

Our Study with ELA page has all the admissions requirements.

When is the application deadline?

You should apply at least three months prior to your programme start date. It is also important to check the Immigration New Zealand website for current visa processing times.

How long does the application process take?

This depends on the information that you provide to support your application. Complete applications will be processed faster than incomplete applications.

Can I apply for multiple courses?

Yes, if you’re considering progressing from General English to Academic English.

What is the minimum age for application?

You must be 18 or older on the first day of your course.

What is the maximum class size?

The maximum class size for Academic English and University Pathway Programmes is 18, and the only exception is the additional input sessions in Summer School which are delivered in lecture format for groups of fewer than 40. For CELTA, the maximum class size is 12, and of other programmes, it is 20.

Do I need a visa?

Please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website to see what visa you need to study in New Zealand.

Do I need insurance?

All international students required to have insurance while studying in New Zealand. Refer to our insurance page.

When do I need to pay my fees?

All fees must be paid four weeks prior to the course start date to secure your place in the course and homestay.

English Language Academy

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