Apply for the student exchange

Applications for the 2019 Hutt Tempe Student Exchange close at 4:00pm on Friday, 14 September 2018 (via or delivery to Hutt City Council, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt).


you'll need to

  • Be either a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand and live in Lower Hutt
  • Be attending a secondary school within the city boundaries of Lower Hutt, and plan to continue to do so for the whole of their exchange year
  • Be a Year 11/12 student in 2018 - and a Year 12/13 student in 2019.


How to apply

  1. Download the application form (PDF 130kb)
  2. Complete pages 3 and 4 of this form and sign the declaration on page 4.
  3. Get a parent or caregiver from each household in which you live to complete pages 5 and 6 of this form and sign the declaration on page 6 (copy extra pages if necessary).
  4. Attach a recent colour, portrait-style, photo of yourself.
  5. Attach a list of academic achievements to date.
  6. Obtain and attach a letter of consent for you to participate on the exchange from your school principal.
  7. Obtain and attach a letter of recommendation from your school dean or form teacher.
  8. Deposit a $20 application fee for your application form. Use your full name as a payment reference to Hutt Sister City Foundation 12-3142-0334851-00.

By post

Post your application to:

Student Exchange Application
Hutt Sister City Foundation
c/- The Student Coordinator
4 Williams Grove
Lower Hutt 5010


by email

Scan and email your application to:


We'll invite you to present a speech on either Sunday, 16 September or Monday, 17 September 2018 and attend an interview on Sunday, 23 September 2018 to get to know you a bit better.
After a successful interview we'll touch base and visit you at home during the week of
23-28 September 2018.  Candidates will then be notified if they are successful or not by Saturday,
29 September 2018.


Want to know more?

Contact our student exchange coordinator