Apply for the student exchange

Applications for the 2020 Hutt Tempe Student Exchange close in September 2019 (date tbc) (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 2019 - and a Year 12/13 student in 2020.


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 to get to know you a bit better. After a successful interview we'll touch base and visit you at home.  Candidates will then be notified if they are successful or not.


Want to know more?

Contact our student exchange coordinator