Your guide to college study in New Zealand

  • South Island

    Abel Tasman National Park. Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies
  • What can I study?

    Here are some examples of the subjects that are available for you to study at New Zealand colleges

    Aeronautics - Aeronautical maintenance engineering

    Animal studies - Animal care, animal handling, fishery management

    Art & design - Computer Aided Design, ceramic arts, graphics, visual arts and design

    Beauty - Beauty therapy, hairdressing

    Building, construction & engineering - Architectural technology, construction management, stonemasonry, surveying. Also see TRADES

    Business - Accounting, business administration, human resource management, marketing, management

    Horticulture & land management - Horticulture, viticulture, garden design, wine making, wine...

  • Welcome

    Nugget Point, South Island.  Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies.

    "Study in New Zealand" is a free online guide for students in the UK who are interested in a vocational study period overseas.

    Study in New Zealand is an independent source of information for students, their families, careers advisors, schools, colleges and universities, that will help you make clear, informed decisions about choosing to study abroad. With an overview of New Zealand's education system, an extensive listing of its vocational education providers as well as guidance on the application process and costs involved for UK-based students.

    You can use the ‘Enquire Now’ button on the college profiles, to send a question to that college, request a prospectus and application form, or obtain further information. Good luck!

  • New Zealand

    Lake Taupo on the North Island.  Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies
  • Ara (Christchurch)

    The Rakaia Centre at Ara. Photo credit: Ara

    With more than 100 years’ experience and over 2,000 staff, Ara Institute of Canterbury is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary institutions. We are a government owned institution with a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, certificate and English language programmes. Our programmes are all New Zealand Qualifications Authority quality assured and our degrees are equal in status to university degrees. Our students graduate with work-ready professional skills. Most of our degree programmes include cooperative education projects in industry leading to great employment opportunities. You can trust Ara to offer you a successful learning experience. Over 25,000 students each year can’t be wrong!

North Island

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