Study with Te Pūkenga
Gain work skills and qualifications in New Zealand to prepare for the future.
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.
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Our five step guide
Get started on your New Zealand study adventure with our helpful five step guide.
Choose what to study
Select a programme, course and learning provider in a location that suits you.
Plan your budget
Understand your fees and expected living costs to know how much money you will need.
Apply for your course
Find out what you need to prepare your application.
Apply for your visa
Find out whether you're eligible for a student visa in New Zealand and apply through Immigration New Zealand.
Get ready to go
Decide on travel, insurance and accommodation, then go off on your adventure.
Information about living in New Zealand
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.
Whether you like living in a dynamic big city or a smaller lively city, or even in the countryside, New Zealand has a study destination to suit you. Each area of the country has places where you can learn.
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 qualification you choose, where you study and how long you study for.
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.