Waiariki Institute of Technology is a government-owned public institution and a signatory to the New Zealand Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. It hosts more than 1,300 international students each year, coming from countries including India, Indonesia, South America, Japan, China, Fiji, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
It has been educating international students since 1986 and understands the unique challenges international students face. Its International Centre consists of staff from all over the globe who understand international student-needs better than anyone.
- Rolling admissions and no application fees
- Located in Rotorua, Waiariki is one of the largest tertiary institutes outside the university centres
- Excellent selection of programmes across subject categories
- Postgraduate Diploma in Management with a variety of specialisations
- Affordable course fees
- A lot of part-time work opportunities
Approved Study Options
Waiariki’s programmes are approved by the New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA) and have international recognition. Applied learning is provided at various levels in technical, vocational and professional fields.
While its Bachelor of Nursing is still one of its most in-demand degrees, its Bachelor of Tourism Management and Bachelor of Applied Management have also been turning out graduates for nearly two decades.
International Student Support
On arrival at Auckland International Airport, international students will be met by a representative of Waiariki Institute of Technology and taken directly to their homestay.
On their arrival at Waiariki, students will be taken to the International Centre to complete their registration and begin the orientation process. Orientation is compulsory for all international students and is held on campus.
What happens during orientation:
- Students learn how to use the local public transport service
- City tour and information about important places to know
- Immigration regulations governing visas
- A traditional Māori welcome
- Accommodation and homestay information
- Banking information
- Waiariki academic programme structure
- Local recreational facilities & activities available
- School bylaws and facilities
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Mandeep Singh (India)
Diploma in Hospitality Management
“I studied at Waiariki for two years and enjoyed the experience, it was very good overall and we really enjoyed getting involved in the cultural activities, sharing our culture with other students and with staff.”