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Ara Institute of Cantebury

Ara Institute of Canterbury is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions , has five campuses throughout the Canterbury region (two in Christchurch and one each in Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru), making it the largest tertiary institute in the South Island.

 All Ara programmes - whether foundation, certificate, diploma, degree or graduate diploma - have a strong emphasis on work-integration and are structured on the requirements of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Ara Institute of Canterbury is a progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and s..

Ara Institute of Cantebury
Ara Institute of Cantebury
Ara Institute of Cantebury
URBAN
Estd
1906
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
In order to live comfortably while you are in New Zealand , you will need to have about $NZ15,000-17,000 per academic year (40 weeks) available for living costs, above the cost of your tuition. You will need to budget more than this if you are planning to stay for a calendar year.
Intake
August/September/October/November 2022
January/February/March 2023

Ara Institute of Canterbury is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions , has five campuses throughout the Canterbury region (two in Christchurch and one each in Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru), making it the largest tertiary institute in the South Island.

 All Ara programmes - whether foundation, certificate, diploma, degree or graduate diploma - have a strong emphasis on work-integration and are structured on the requirements of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Ara Institute of Canterbury is a progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success .

The Ara experience is all about learning, respect, innovation, connection and success. Ara tutors have years of professional experience and extensive industry connections. Most programmes include work-integrated learning (up to 1400 hours for some qualifications) and its course completion rate is among the highest in New Zealand

Each year around over 19,000 students enrol at Ara campuses throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region in order to excel in their chosen field or to qualify for further study either in New Zealand or in their home country. International students make up 12% of students at Ara and more than fifty different nationalities are represented.

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s desire for educational excellence is single-minded, and its delivery is world-class. The institute will empower you with work-ready skills, and give you the tools and confidence to succeed in your chosen career, anywhere in the world.

 

Under Graduate

Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
Tution Fees
$20,690.00
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Design (Applied Visual Art)
Tution Fees
$22,580.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Radio)
Tution Fees
$24,370.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management
Tution Fees
$21,672.00
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Musical Arts
Tution Fees
$21,900.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)
Tution Fees
$19,920.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)
Tution Fees
$22,580.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design ..
Tution Fees
$20,620.00
Duration
 1 years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Applied Management (Innovation and Ent..
Tution Fees
$19,920.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology
Tution Fees
$22,944.00
Duration
 2 years 

Under Graduate

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
Tution Fees
$20,920.00
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing
Tution Fees
$23,656.00
Duration
 18 months 

Under Graduate

New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6..
Tution Fees
$20,690.00
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying
Tution Fees
$23,656.00
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

Graduate Diploma in Event Management
Tution Fees
$20,090.00
Duration
 1 year 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Journalis..
Tution Fees
$24,370.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (L..
Tution Fees
$23,656.00
Duration
 1 years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Nursing
Tution Fees
$22,370.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and..
Tution Fees
$23,030.00
Duration
 3 years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Design (Photography)
Tution Fees
$22,580.00
Duration
 3 years 
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Certificate at Level 3       General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5

Certificate at Level 4       General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Certificate or Diploma at Level 5          Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

Certificate or Diploma at Level 6 or 7 Degree at Level 7 Graduate Certificate or Diploma at Level 7

Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

Post graduate Certificate or Diploma at Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree at Level 8 Master's Degree at Level 9 Doctoral Degree at Level 10

Academic Score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6

Diploma level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 2 (Year 12) or equivalent  :

Higher Secondary Certificate with passes of 60% in each subject

Bachelor degree level programmes equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 (Year 13) or equivalent :

All India Senior School Certificate or equivalent, with passes of 75% in each subject

One of the most important choices you need to make when coming to Ara is where to live. Options for you to consider include flatting, private board or home stay accommodation with a local family.

 If you are an international student visiting New Zealand for the first time, you are strongly recommended to apply for home stay accommodation. Not only does a home stay provide a warm family environment with your own room and meals provided, it gives you the opportunity to assimilate into the New Zealand way of life by becoming part of a New Zealand family.

For further information about home stays in Christchurch or Timaru, please contact the New Zealand Education Advisor Services at Ara Institute of Canterbury. You may choose to stay with your host family for the duration of your studies, move into a furnished hostel or set up an apartment with friends. www.ara.ac.nz/accommodation Otautahi House is a modern apartment complex opposite the City campus. It has 36 apartments accommodating 192 Ara students. As a resident at Otautahi House you’ll enjoy the friendship of fellow residents from a range of backgrounds, places and programmes of study. You’ll share experiences together, like flatting for the first time and exploring a new city. You and your flatmates have the flexibility to organize your own shopping and cooking rosters. Some cleaning services are provided, and pastoral care from designated Ara staff is always available.

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