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 more than 1,400 international students select us as their tertiary study institution of choice. Like our students, our International Centre consists of staff from all over the globe who understand your needs better than anyone. Because of this, we're well equipped to help you achieve your study goals while enjoying and experiencing the great New Zealand culture.
Approved study options
Toi Ohomai 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 support
Being a successful student isn’t just about academics, you need to take care of yourself as well. Toi Ohomai is committed to providing a high level of care and support – and some fun along the way – to our students and have a range of services available.
Two international centres to assist you
Because our international students have different experiences and needs than our domestic students, our main campuses in Rotorua and Tauranga have dedicated International Centres with staff in various roles to assist you.
Living and studying overseas can be challenging, so come see us if you need help with any questions or issues concerning studying and living here. We will work closely with you and other support services to ensure you are happy and secure. If we cannot help you directly, we will find services on campus or in the community that can.
Throughout the year we’ll also organise some fun social events and functions for you to enjoy.
The international teams provide assistance and advice on:
- finding temporary accommodation;
- enrolment processes;
- medical and travel insurance;
- visa queries;
- the grievance procedure;
- termination of enrolment and the refund policy;
- Māori culture and understanding;
- employability and study pathways;
- volunteering opportunities;
- wellbeing and guidance based on the New Zealand Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
Ask to see a pastoral care staff member if you need assistance with any enquiries throughout your time studying at Toi Ohomai. We are here to discuss, in strict confidence, any difficulties or personal problems (homesickness, health issues, concerns around your study, etc.) you may experience. Please don’t hesitate to see us before any issues or concerns get too big for you.
Programmes you can study as an international student
On campus support for international students
Useful information to prepare for life in New Zealand
Accommodation and costs while studying at Toi Ohomai
What you need to know to enrol with us
Valuable local representation for Toi Ohomai
Toi Ohomai (Rotorua) is an official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) centre
Page last updated: 11 Jul 2017