International Students2022-10-08T10:16:49+13:00

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Find out what it is our international students enjoy most about studying at our College.

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Gain a great education and an internationally recognised qualification at the world-renowned New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

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You do not need an undergraduate degree to study with us, but you do need to complete specific prerequisite courses. These include five basic health science courses at an undergraduate level and three elective courses.

If you have not completed university level study in basic sciences, it is important you first apply to the College for guidance and approval of your prerequisite courses.

If you have completed tertiary study in the science field, we will assess whether you have completed the prerequisite study for entry to the College and help you find appropriate courses if you need further study.

More information about prerequisite requirements, including courses, can be found in the entry requirements section.

We have one intake per year in late January. Applications are accepted throughout the year and places are limited so we recommend applying early.

Applicants must submit a completed Application Form. As part of the application process, applicants are required to write an essay, be available for an interview and complete a critical thinking assessment.

More information about the application process, including application requirements and current tuition fees, can be found in the apply section. For any questions, please contact our Admissions Team.

Our College graduates are in high demand and can be found practicing in many countries around the world.

Upon graduation you will be licensed to practice in New Zealand and Australia and you are eligible to take board exams to become registered in Canada, the UK and many states in the U.S. Some Scandinavian and European countries may require you to work with a principal chiropractor for the first year.

Graduates are advised to research the requirements necessary to apply for registration with Chiropractic Registration Boards in the countries and states they consider other than New Zealand. In some cases additional courses or modules might be required for registration, and graduates will have to source and plan how to acquire those additional credits needed.

The College does not have student housing but can provide you with information to assist you with finding accommodation. Students mainly live in shared housing within walking distance of the College campus.

The New Zealand Chiropractic Student Association have a Facebook page where you’ll find student housing vacancies at

For an indication of the type of accommodation available and costs refer to the Property to Rent or Flatmates Wanted section at

It is possible for students from many countries to receive a student loan or financial aid to assist with the cost of tuition.


The College is an approved post-secondary institution and Canadian students are eligible for student loans through the Canadian Federal and Provincial Government. For more information on eligibility and the application process visit

You may also be eligible for a line of credit from your bank. Each bank may have varying terms and conditions. We advise that you check with your bank directly on the options available to you.


The New Zealand College of Chiropractic participates in the Federal Student Aid Direct Loan programme. This scheme allows American citizens and eligible non-citizens to access some US Federal student loans while studying the Bachelor of Chiropractic at the College. For more information click here.


Norwegian students are able to receive financial support for higher education abroad. For more information on eligibility visit

Other Countries

For information on funding options in other countries please contact our Admissions Department.

Student Stories

Maryam’s Story

Meet Maryam, a first-year student from Ontario, Canada who went the extra mile to discover if the New Zealand College of Chiropractic was for her.

Dylan and Victoria’s Story

Meet Dylan and Victoria, a couple from Ontario who’ve made New Zealand their home away from home while they follow their chiropractic dreams.

Victoria’s Story

Meet Victoria, a third year student from Ontario, Canada who has found her calling in chiropractic and strong friendships along the way.

Luke’s Story

Meet Luke, a 29-year-old student from Seattle, USA, in his second year at the College.

Randall’s Story

Meet Randall, a first-year student from Vancouver who was so keen to come to the College, she was willing to wait.

Katie’s Story

Meet Katie, a second year student from Okotoks, a small town south of Calgary, who has dreamed of being a chiropractor since she was 15.

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