Free 16-week English Programme

This scholarship is no longer available since 01 April 2018.


Get up to 16 weeks free IESOL or NZCEL English tuition when you enrol in a one year or longer Diploma programme with NZCB.

The New Zealand College of Business (NZCB) is offering free IESOL or NZCEL English tuition to International students as part of a programme that appears to be unmatched in New Zealand.

NZCB is already trialling the idea in an effort to bring more foreign students to New Zealand. Our free IESOL or NZCEL programme is only available for a limited number of spaces. Make your decision to take advantage of this offer now to avoid missing out!

How it works

Simply pay a bond of NZ$5,600 to start studying at NZCBs IESOL or NZCEL on the 16 Week English Scholarship scheme. When you enrol on a Diploma course of one year or more, the bond is then credited to your Diploma course fees C you are only required to pay the difference.

How to apply

Simply complete our International Student Application Form and the NZCB 16 Week English Scholarship form and send to

About The International ESOL (IESOL) qualifications

The International ESOL (IESOL) qualifications are for anyone who is a non-native speaker of English and would like to demonstrate their ability in communicating in English. Many English-speaking universities accept this qualification as evidence of language proficiency for entry on to their courses (Foundation, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and PHD).

About The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Level 4

This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language who are attending NZQA approved programmes delivered in New Zealand or off-shore.
This qualification allows the New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which graduates can use English for academic purposes.

Scholarship terms and conditions

You are eligible for a 16 Week IESOL or NZCEL programme Scholarship when you enrol in a Diploma programme (Level 5 and/or level 6 and/or level 7 Diploma in Business Administration) of one year or longer full-time duration.

To undertake the 16 Week IESOL or NZCEL Programme Scholarship, you must provide an upfront payment of NZ$5,600 for the IESOL or NZCEL programme. If you meet the entry requirements and are accepted into a Diploma programme of at least one year full-time duration, the upfront payment will be credited against the tuition fees for that Diploma programme. You are required to pay the remaining tuition fee balance and any applicable resource fee for the Diploma programme.