Why Rutherford?
Proudly welcoming international students from all over the world for more than 20 years.

Located in our purpose built international village, our dedicated team of experienced, caring educators work closely with our homestay provider, teaching colleagues, families and agents to ensure that all students receive the care they need during their stay.

Big enough to offer a wide range of subject choice but small enough to care.

Rutherford College offers a wide range of subjects that, at the senior level, are centered around the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). In addition to subject choice, our international students receive support through an English Language programme that caters to different proficiency levels, from Foundation to Academic English. During orientation, our Head of English Language assesses each student's English level and then based on this, our Director of International Students works with each student to create a personalised programme that matches their interests while also meeting their academic goals.   

Course Progression


English Language Department Course Descriptors

Rutherford College ERO Report

We boast a great location!

Nestled on the Te Atatū Peninsula in Auckland, Rutherford College boasts stunning views of the upper Waitemata Harbour. Our prime location offers convenient proximity to Downtown Auckland and easy access to public transportation right at our doorstep. This makes Rutherford College an ideal choice for international students who wish to explore the natural beauty of west Auckland, including its picturesque surf beaches, tranquil bush walks, and an array of sports facilities, parks, cafes, and shopping centres.

Rutherford College allows students to thrive through active participation

Rutherford College provides an extensive selection of co-curricular programmes encompassing cultural activities, performing arts, sports, clubs and committees to enrich the studies of our international students. Engaging in these programmes offers wonderful advantages and creates lasting memories for our students. By actively participating, international students forge new friendships, effortlessly integrate into college life, and experience significant improvements in their English language communication skills.