Follow the steps below to apply

1. Eligibility
  • At least 18 years old at course commencement.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • IELTS or equivalent with a score of 6 (no bands less than 5.5) for the Level 6 Diploma Programmes.
    • IELTS or equivalent with a score of 5.5 (no bands less than 5.0) for the Level 5 Training Scheme.
  • Immigration
    All international students must hold a Student Visa to study in NZ. This can be obtained via upon receiving your Confirmation of Placement from Ardmore Flying School.
  • Medical
    Students must obtain a Class 1 CAANZ Medical. Please see the list of approved doctors on the CAA website or discuss with our International Recruitment Manager. If an approved doctor is not accessible to you, contact our enrolment team for more info
  • Logbook of any previous flight training

For more detailed information please contact our Enrolments team.

Any amount of fees paid in advance are placed in a government guaranteed trust in the student’s name and not directly into Ardmore. Ardmore Flying School then bills the student’s trust account for training after it has been completed. Contact us to find out more.

2. Apply

Download and complete your application form.

Collect the following supporting documentation:

  • Recent school results and any further academic certificates
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your IELTS or equivalent score
  • Copy of your Class 1 Medical by an approved CAA doctor
  • Log book of previous flying (if applicable)

Submit your application form and supporting documentation to or post to Enrolments, Ardmore Flying School. PO Box 72-744, Papakura, Auckland 2244

We will contact you to arrange an interview to discuss your application and suitability for the programme. This interview may be conducted by web interview, telephone or in person should you be in New Zealand.

3. Offer of Placement

When all the conditions have met requirements, Ardmore Flying School will issue an Offer of Placement and Training Agreement via email.

4. Accept Offer

Accept the Offer of Placement by returning the signed training agreement.

5. Fees

Pay the first instalment of fees as per your training contract

6. Confirmation Of Placement

We will issue a Confirmation of Placement and Instalment Receipt via email.

7. Student Visa

Apply for a New Zealand student visa with your Confirmation of Placement and receipt.

8. Book Flight

After you receive your Student Visa, book your flight to arrive at least one week prior to course commencement. Please inform the Enrolments Team of your arrival date and time so we can welcome you at the airport and transport you to Ardmore accomodation if you are staying with us.

9. Orientation

A formal meet and greet will be held the Friday before classes start. Family and friends are welcome. We look forward to welcoming you to the start of your aviation adventure.