Waiariki Institute of Technology Profile

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Waiariki is the key tertiary provider in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, centrally located on the North Island.

Between 6,000 and 10,000 New Zealand and approximately 800 international students come to Waiariki each year for diplomas, degrees, graduate and postgraduate qualifications. They graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to become successful and start their careers.

The student population on Waiariki’s campuses is diverse. Students from many places such as India, South America, Japan, China, Fiji, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others come to Waiariki for their tertiary education. The friendly, caring, professional staff of Waiariki’s International Centre speak a number of languages, provide excellent pastoral care, and assist international students throughout their studies here.

Waiariki is distinctly bicultural, with a holistic commitment to strengthening and supporting Māori and non-Māori students and staff. All new students and staff are formally welcomed to the institute during a traditional pohiri (Māori welcome ceremony), and Tangatarua Marae becomes an integral part of their Waiariki experience.

Page last updated: 08 Sep 2016