Saint Kentigern College offers international students specialised tennis and golf programmes combined with mainstream academic study or ESOL.

Full academic year and short course programmes are available.Our programme

Our programme offers top level coaching and competition play in tennis and golf for students who excel in their chosen sport.

The programme is selective, ensuring dedicated coaching and providing a pathway for top players to receive the attention necessary to get to the top and stay there. An entry criteria is required for those wishing to enter these specialised sport /academic programmes.

Our high performance programmes focus on individual player development, channeling energy towards sporting success while ensuring that balance is achieved within a sound academic programme. All our national students study NCEA academic courses, or Cambridge if required, to enable them to continue with their tertiary studies on leaving secondary school education.

This wonderful opportunity in both sport and academic allow students to access highly regarded USA sports scholarships. Academic programmes are individualised for students to allow for an easy transition into academic degrees in the USA. For both national and international students  interested in USA scholarships we provide assistance with:

  • SAT
  • CV
  • Video Footage 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • College Contacts  

International students enter a specially designed and balanced classroom programme, concentrating on English, mathematics, general science and their chosen sport (other subjects as required).


Academic Year

For our International students the New Zealand academic year runs from the beginning of February each year until graduation in early December. Vacations occur in April (2 weeks), July (3 weeks) and September/October (2 weeks). In New Zealand the seasons are reversed from those of the Northern Hemisphere and occur as follows:

  • Summer: January - March
  • Autumn: April - June
  • Winter: July - September
  • Spring: October - December

Tennis Academy Scholarships

Andrew Turner - Eransville University, Indiana

Nick Turner - Eransville University, Indiana

Matthew Simpson - Arkansas University

Sam Gould - University of California Irvine, Newport Beach California

Victor Klintacharov - Rockhurst University, Kansas

Jamie Eccleton - Troy University, Alabama

Stefan Williamson - University of Texas, Arlington 

Ari Davis - Rollins College, Florida

Carli Davis - Rollins College, Florida

Connor Smith - University of Pikeville, Kentucky

Boris Peshev - University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois 

Ryan Henderson - Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Mac Dalton - Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina

Yoanna Peshev - Palm Beach Atlantic University, Miami

Rachel Swindell - Eastern Washington University, Washington

Edi Stoica - Wichita State University, Kansas

Lucia Young - Bluefield State College, West Virginia

Paige Hourigan - Georgia Tech University, Atlanta

Kelly Drew - University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Andrew Bokai Qi - Carlton University, Northfield, Minnesota

Trent Smith - Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Rosie Cheng - William and Mary University , Atlanta , Georgia

Shaylee Syme - Hillsborough Community College , Tampa , Florida

Caitlin Ward - Western Carolina, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Alysha Nowacki  - Washburn, Topeka, Kansas

Mathew Mulyadi - Davis and Elkin , Elkins, West Virginia


Golf Academy Scholarships

Joanna Kim - California State University, Fresno, California

Ross Valentine - San Jose State University, San Francisco

Natasha Krishna - University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Scott Mc Alpine - Georgia Tech University, Atlanta

Stewart Gray - Long Island University, New York

Oscar Sachs -  California State University, Northridge, California

Kyle Maihi - Long Island University, New York

Jamie Bellingham - Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa

Karan Nalam - Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida