International Learners

Study with Te Pūkenga

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

Tutor and learner examining plans on table

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 with Te Pūkenga can take place while you work (on the job), 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.

Our five step guide

Get started on your New Zealand study adventure with our helpful five step guide.

  1. Choose what to study

    Select a programme, course and learning provider in a location that suits you.

  2. Plan your budget

    Understand your fees and expected living costs to know how much money you will need.

  3. Apply for your course

    Find out what you need to prepare your application.

  4. Apply for your visa

    Find out whether you're eligible for a student visa in New Zealand and apply through Immigration New Zealand.

  5. Get ready to go

    Decide on travel, insurance and accommodation, then go off on your adventure.

Information about living in New Zealand

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