Visa Application Support

We provide an online Student Visa application service for CCEL students already in New Zealand. To be eligible for a student visa you’ll need to study full time. Contact us for more information on this service.


Insurance Support

It’s compulsory for all CCEL students to hold current travel and medical insurance cover while studying with us. If you’d like help organising your insurance, we can arrange a suitable policy for you through our preferred insurance provider OrbitProtect. With specialised plans designed for New Zealand bound international students, OrbitProtect offers quality protection at an affordable price.


Airport Transfer

Your host family or a CCEL team member will meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Your First Day

If you have any questions or problems on your first day or during your time at CCEL, we have many people who can help you:

  • Talk to the homestay staff about your host family
  • Talk to the academic staff about your study plans
  • Talk to the administration staff about your visa, insurance, or changing your course.

We also have first language support staff available on call who can speak Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai and other languages. Just let us know and we will be happy to assist. If you wish to speak another language we can find someone to help you.

Christchurch Activities Programme

There are so many things to do in and around Christchurch. New Zealand is famous for beautiful scenery, cultural activities and adventure sports. CCEL Christchurch’s activity programme is the perfect way to have fun and improve your English. Activities vary every week and are optional, so you can choose the ones you’d like to join.

Check your English level

Let us help you in identifying you approximate English level. This Online Pre-Entry Test will give us an idea of your English level, and will help us recommend the best course for you.

Take the test