Universities & Institutions in New Zealand

NZ has 8 universities


    1. The University of Auckland
    2. Auckland University of Technology



    1. University of Waikato



    1. Victoria University of Wellington


Palmerstone North

    1. Massey University – campuses in Auckland & wellington



    1. University of Canterbury
    2. Lincoln University
    3. University of Otago – Dunedin

New Zealand has ITP’s - Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs)

There are 16 state-owned Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) are being unified into a single national institution, the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST).  In New Zealand, ITPs are government owned and funded polytechnics which provide cost effective education. For applied courses, polytechnics are preferred over university education as they place more importance on preparing students for joining the workforce. Because of their emphasis on practical learning, a lot of international students who wish to gain employment right after graduating prefer enrolling at ITPs. Here is a list of ITPs in New Zealand. 

Ara is a New Zealand government-owned tertiary institution that has more than 100 years of teaching experience and is the largest institute of technology in the South Island.

EIT has been ranked as one of New Zealand’s top-rated New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics for research in the Performance Based Research Fund. It offers over 130 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degrees and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawkes Bay, Tairawhiti, and Auckland.

Manukau Institute of Technology is a leader in technical and vocational education, delivering a range of academic qualifications. This institute has six campuses across Auckland and is considered New Zealand’s top institute of technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology prepares you to be work and world ready. It has two campuses in Nelson & Blenheim.

NorthTec provides programs ranging from foundation, certificate, diploma and degree levels. 

Their learners are extremely likely to get where they want to go in life. Our latest Graduate Destination Survey found 96% of the graduates are either employed or undertaking further. It has another campus in Auckland.

The Southern Institute of Technology offers over 250 programmes in a wide range of subjects and New Zealand qualifications

It has campuses in Greymouth, Christchurch, Auckland Reefton, Westport, Waikato, Wanaka. Tai Poutini is noted as one of the fastest growing polytechnics in New Zealand. The courses offered range from mainstream and specialized programs which focus on preparing students for their chosen career.  

It is the largest institute of technology, with more than 20,000 students enrolled in over 150 work-oriented programs. It offers employment-focused education with dynamic, inclusive, and environmentally sustainable approach.

UCOL qualifications are regarded in high esteem by the community and employers. the curriculum is a combination of practical experience and theory that its program contains.

Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.

The Wellington Institute of Technology is a tertiary institution that trains around 6,100 students every year. They offer a range of industry-led qualifications from trades through to degrees and postgraduate programmes that are future-focused, developed alongside industry and provide students with practical skills so you can pursue your career goals.

Whitireia is a wholly-owned Crown entity subsidiary company of NZIST, known for its high student success rates and culturally diverse student body. Every year they train over 4,900 students who study at one of the contemporary campuses in Porirua, Wellington, and Auckland.

WITT is a high quality, Government owned and guaranteed, tertiary education institute. WITT qualifications and courses reflect the region’s economic strengths as well as New Zealand employment needs. We work closely with industry partners to ensure that what they teaching is what they’re looking for when they graduate. WITT, together with NZIHT, It is widely recognised that NZIHT is unique and what it does, it does well. Largely taught by industry for those in industry, NZIHT aligns with the future of work including part-time study for the full-time workforce.

At Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology you can choose from more than 150 study options from certificate to postgraduate level.

Open Polytechnic is New Zealand’s leading distance and online learning provider. Our focus is on student success for around 30,000 students each year.

New Zealand’s PTE(Private Training Establishments)

PTE’s are operated by wide range of companies, trusts, and other entities, and offer post- school education or Vocational training. These are diverse in terms of their scale of operation, Location , ethnicity, culture and areas of educational expertise. This will respond tpo the braid range of needs of students, industry, employers communities, as well Moari and pacific peoples and other stake holders. Following are the PTE in NZ:

Private Tertiary Establishments:

Some PTEs specialize in a particular area or subject like business, hospitality, travel etc. There are over 100 PTEs in New Zealand Please find below few of them:

Auckland Institute of Studies is known for its highly qualified and experienced faculty and offers a multicultural environment. There are many fast track programs which offer flexible entry dates. For international students, the institute offers multi-lingual student services. AIS provides employment assistance to its students, as well as offering scholarships to high performing students

Cornell offers world class education and the qualifications are accepted all over the world. The institute also provides visa advice upon request and processes student visas and job search permits/visas at the campus. There are flexible enrollment options available with five intakes in a year.

Le Cordon Bleu is a world renowned culinary and hospitality education institution. It has a long tradition of excellence. This institution is known for highly experienced and well-versed mentors and instructors. Being part of Le Cordon Bley offers students an opportunity to be a part of a network of distinguished and famous alumni.

NTEC consists of four institutes: Concordia Institute of Business, National Technology Institute, National Institute of Education and The College of Future Learning. It has institutional partnerships with the Queensland University of Technology, The University of Northampton, Le Cordon Bleu etc. Scholarships are offered to those with good academic grades. NTEC has small classes ensuring individualized education, with a focus on a multi-cultural environment.

AGI is known for having over 90% employment success upon completion of the Healthcare course. AGI is a Signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. It is the only institute in the Auckland area that offers Diploma Level 5, 6 & 7 Programs in Healthcare.

At New Zealand Career College, the academic staff is qualified and industry-experienced. It is a member of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI) and Pacific Island Tertiary Education Providers of New Zealand (PITPONZ). The institute offers industry oriented programs.This college is mainly for

NZMA is a part of ACG’s Tertiary & Careers Group which is a provider of quality educational services. There is an authentic training environment at every campus like restaurants, student-run cafes etc. Pathways to further study are available both within NZMA and to universities in New Zealand and overseas.

New Zealand Tertiary College is a private college specializing in early childhood teacher education. NZTC has been specializing in early childhood teacher education for over 34 years, offering quality professional qualifications that reflect the evolving needs of the early childhood sector.

The college provides quality and personalized training within a highly supportive and fully equipped study environment with a focus on tertiary level Diploma and Certificate Programs. Over 90% of NCBT graduates have settled with either permanent residence or long term work permit.

Academy has a reputation as the leading private Culinary Arts and Hospitality academy in New Zealand that attracts the highest caliber of industry professionals to share their knowledge and train students. The institute is the eight-time winner of the Training Excellence Award at the New Zealand National Culinary Fare competition.

PIHMS has been operating since 1995 and has built a strong track record of success and achievement. The New Zealand exchange rate makes the PIHMS fee structure one of the most competitive and highest value for money in education around the world. PIHMS is a member of an international group of hotel schools resulting in a strong global network of graduates around the world.

UUNZ (Universal United New Zealand) is one of the fastest growing business schools in New Zealand based in Auckland city and offers internationally recognized programs in conjunction with the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. UUNZ is recognized as a Category 2 provider subsequent to its first New Zealand Qualifications Authority External Evaluation and Review visit in March 2010.

QRC’s faculty has more than 20 years or above experience in public tertiary education in New Zealand. This institute has students from over 25 countries which include Brazil, Canada, China, Fiji, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, U.K, U.S.A, Vietnam, Zimbabwe etc. QRC offers 6-9 months internships which attract students across the globe with excellent employment opportunities.

The College offers a tutorial session with full-time support on student learning, to ensure students gain a better understanding and high achievement on their studies. NZIOS maintains close links with government, leading corporates, and professional associations.

Royal Business College is ranked as a Category 1 Provider by the New Zealand Qualification Authority. The institute has a graduation rate of 93% which has led to a current employment success rate of 86%. The college offers a range of courses which is one of the most comprehensive in New Zealand and is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure relevance in today’s international workplace.

NZSE has maintained over the years that its role is to help students discover their potential with small classes, outstanding student support, and individually tailored literacy. The institute aims to produce successful graduates with excellent educational experiences.

1. Aspire2 International – https://aspire2international.ac.nz/
2. Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS St Helens) – https://www.ais.ac.nz/
3. Media Design School – https://www.mediadesignschool.com/
4. ACG Education – https://www.acgedu.com/international-students/
5. New Zealand Tertiary College – https://www.nztertiarycollege.ac.nz/