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Study in New Zealand to shape your future

Gain work skills and qualifications in
New Zealand to prepare for the future.

Get started by visiting Study in New Zealand, the official Government site for information and advice

NZIST is a tertiary education institution established by the New Zealand Government

Created on 1 April 2020, it has 16 subsidiary organisations which provide vocational education and training throughout New Zealand.

Vocational education in New Zealand

Learning with us will give you relevant work skills, real world experience and globally recognised qualifications

  • Study in New Zealand and you’ll gain qualifications that are recognised and respected around the world. New Zealand was ranked the top English-speaking country at preparing students for the future by The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2019.

  • You’ll increase your employability by gaining relevant skills and hands-on experience in your industry. Employers help to create our courses and programmes, so you can be confident you’re getting the right skills for the right jobs.

  • Learning in New Zealand takes place at work as well as on campus and online. Your studies may include internships, work placements and industry projects. You’ll gain experience in your industry, make contacts, and be ready to work as soon as you graduate.

  • One of New Zealand’s most important values is manaakitanga – a Māori word meaning hospitality and kindness. You’ll be given a warm welcome and the support you need to achieve your goals.

Living in New Zealand

Explore what your day-to-day life might be like if you studied here.

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Explore New Zealand

Whether you like living in a dynamic big city, a smaller lively city or in the countryside, New Zealand has a study destination to suit you. Each area of the country has places where you could study.

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Daily life

New Zealand is famous for its friendly people, relaxed pace of life and beautiful nature. Study here and you’ll have the space and freedom to be yourself and find your own path in life.

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Living costs

New Zealand has a similar cost of living to other OECD countries. Living costs vary depending on where you live. Your fees will depend on the type of course you choose, where you study and how long you study for.

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Where to stay

Finding a place to stay is one of the first steps towards feeling safe, happy and cared for in New Zealand. Places where you could live include homestays and shared houses or apartments.

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