International Students Document Checklist
For Non-NZ Citizen or non-NZ Residents
|Letter of Intent||A one page personal letter of intent stating why you want to study at Media Design School and what you plan to do in the future.||Word doc or PDF|
|Your Portfolio||If applicable, have your portfolio ready to upload. Check the details of what is required on the course pages associated with your course of study before putting together your portfolio.||PDF is ideal however any format is accepted|
|Proof of Identity||Scan a certified photocopy of the front page of your passport or your birth certificate. If you are not a NZ Citizen please provide a certified copy of your residence visa.||*Must be certified copy (explained below)|
|Resume||A detailed resume your education history, and work history if you have work experience.||Word doc or PDF|
|Transcripts||Scan a certified copy of your academic records including schools, tertiary institutes or training courses attended within the past five years. If you are currently studying at a New Zealand secondary school and have not yet completed your NCEA (CIE or equivalent) qualification, you can still apply now for admission (when your NCEA results are available in January, we will check them and contact you).||*Must be a certified copy (explained below)|
|IELTS or TOEFL Test Results||If you are an international student who has not completed high school in New Zealand, you will need to provide evidence to demonstrate that you are proficient in the English language. We require a valid IELTS (Academic) certificate of 6.0 overall with no band score less than 5.5 in each component or equivalent of TOEFL scores.||*Must be a certified copy (explained below)|
*How to certify official documents
To be certified, the document must:
- be certified by an official of the issuing authority or a person authorised by law in your home country to certify documents.
- have the official's signature on each page, with the name and title of the official shown clearly below their signature.
- certified copies are photocopies that have been stamped and endorsed as a true copy of the original.