International Students

Decades of experience

We've been educating international students since 1986 and understand the unique challenges you face. Choosing to study in a foreign country is a great opportunity to experience another culture. We'll make the transition an easy one for you.

Trusted by thousands 

Each year 1,300 international students select us as their tertiary institution of choice. Because of this, we're well equipped to help you achieve your study goals and ensure your time with us is an enjoyable one. Like our students, our International Centre consists of staff from all over the globe who understand your needs better than anyone.

Approved study options

Waiariki’s programmes are approved by the New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA) and have international recognition. Applied learning is provided at master’s, postgraduate, graduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels in technical, vocational and professional fields.

International Student Profiles

  • Graduate Deepak Nair Finds Hospitality Career In Stunning Te Anau

    28 Apr 2015: Kerala, in the south of India is a long way from the Distinction Hotel and Villas in Te Anau, New Zealand, but that is the path Deepak Nair has travelled thanks to choosing to study the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management at Waiariki.

  • International Forest Management Students Excited By Career Options

    14 Apr 2015: New Zealand’s forestry sector is a world leader, so it only makes sense that Waiariki attracts students from all over the world, looking to learn industry skills in the heart of the kiwi forestry empire, Rotorua. We sat down with three international students of our Diploma in Forest Management, to get their thoughts on the true variety of careers the industry offers.

  • Mobin Mathew Achieves His Tourism Dreams With Waiariki

    11 Sep 2014: Since we last spoke to Mobin Mathew, he has landed a full-time job within the New Zealand tourism industry. We ask him for his tips on finding your dream career.

  • Coritta Ruiz Finds Moving To New Zealand To Study Worth It

    04 Sep 2014: Returning to study as an adult student was a huge undertaking that involved moving countries and parting from her family, but 33-year-old Coritta Gabiana Ruiz considers it has been worth it. Here is her story...

Page last updated: 07 May 2015