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Ara Institute of Canterbury

Institute of Technology and Polytechnic

With over 2,500 staff and over 100 years' experience, Ara Institute of Canterbury is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions. We are a government guaranteed institution with a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, certificate and English programmes.

Contact Ara Institute of Canterbury
Physical address

130 Madras St
8140 Christchurch
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Phone numbers

+64 3 940 8389

  • Number of students: 25,000
  • Number of international students: 1,700
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Diploma
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Pathways to Undergraduate/ Foundation programs
  • Bachelor Degree

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Banking facilities on campus
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus

Accommodation

  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Muslim Prayer Space

Religious Clubs

  • Catholic
 
 
Canterbury stretches from ocean to the Alps, and is a land of plains and peaks. It is a place of variety and innumerable attractions.

Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?

A must-see is New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Go hiking in Arthur’s Pass National Park or just wander around the picturesque bays and villages of Banks Peninsula. And then there’s New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch known as 'The Garden City'.

Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
Main centres: 

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Timaru

Towns: 

Amberley, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass, Ashburton, Cheviot, Christchurch, Fairlie, Geraldine, Kaiapoi, Kurow, Lake Tekapo, Lyttelton, Methven, Omarama, Rangiora, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate, Waipara, Weedons

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Christchurch Educated is the local education organisation
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