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Alpha Educational Institute



Alpha Educational Institute (AEI) is a NZQA registered private educational provider based in New Zealand. AEI has experience of over 20 years delivering study options to international students from all across the globe.

AEI is an inclusive tertiary education provider that focuses on excellence and innovation in learning and teaching. It offers its students a caring, positive, and safe learning environment. The institute offers high quality programmes and opportunities for the personal and intellectual growth of its students.

Upon arrival, students can opt for an airport pick up. AEI’s representative will greet students at the airport on their arrival and take them to their accommodation. AEI also has a student support team to take care of student needs and well-being during their study there.

Here’s what an international student has to say about AEI:

“Alpha Educational Institute is a place with a friendly atmosphere and good combination of studies and leisure. Facilitators are quite enthusiastic and are ready to help and give advice. Administrative staff always come up with new ideas and organise free time activities for students really well. It’s a pleasure to study in a place with such a nice team!”- Anastasia, Russia


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Diploma programs

Diploma programs

NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5

This qualification equips students for management and leadership roles at New Zealand business entities to help them successfully achieve business objectives at an operational level. The programme builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) and provides a stair-casing option to Massey University.

Duration: 40 weeks; Fees: NZD 19,804

NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 6

This qualification equips students with the skills and knowledge to manage and lead New Zealand business entities through effective management and leadership that will lead to productivity increases. This builds on the NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5), and offers a stair-casing option to Massey University. It could lead to relevant study options at Level 7 or above.

Duration: 40 weeks; Fees: NZD 19,804

Diploma in Business Management – Level 7- Business Information Technology

This qualification equips students with advanced business management skills and knowledge to effectively manage a business environment and e-business platforms with strategic technology infused business processes.

Duration: 36 weeks; Fees: NZD 19,804

Diploma in Business Management – Level 7- Digital Ubiquitous Marketing

This programme teaches students to develop and implement tactics and strategies with digital ubiquitous marketing practices that focus on reaching new customers, retaining customers, building customer loyalty, and improving profitability. This qualification is for those with a Level 6 qualification in management or business, or those who have an equivalent level of industry experience.

Duration: 36 weeks; Fees: NZD 19,804

Diploma in Business Management – Level 7- Brand Management

This programme produces graduates who can design effective marketing programmes to manage, measure, and build brand equity.

Duration: 36 weeks; Fees: NZD 19,804

English language programs

English language programs

English for Academic and General Purposes – English for General Purposes Strand

This programme is for students looking to develop their general English and includes additional topics related to the context of life in New Zealand.

As the institute is a Category 1 provider, students who take up the English language programme of a 14-week minimum in duration (at AEI Christchurch or AEI Auckland) can work up to 20 hours in a week. Specialist subject modules on offer include:

  • English for aviation
  • English for business
  • English for hospitality
  • English for agriculture
  • English for nursing studies

Duration: Up to 48 weeks per year; Fees: NZD 280 per week and NZD 200 for registration

Some more English language programmes students can choose from include:

  • English for Academic and General Purposes – English for Specialist Subject Areas
  • English for Academic and General Purposes – IELTS Preparation Strand
  • English for Academic and General Purposes – Language Boost
  • English for Academic and General Purposes – Language Mega Boost
  • English for Academic and General Purposes – High School Preparation Strand

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)

This programme develops students’ English language skills for their academics.

Duration: 24 weeks; Fees: NZD 6,000

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

For NZ diplomas

Academic requirements

All applicants above the age of 20 years will be considered for admission. Those who are below the age of 20 must meet below requirements:

  • In mathematics - a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or more (and)
  • In Level 1- 50 credits or above with a minimum of 12 credits each for three subjects and at least 8 literacy credits in Level 2 English; 4 credits in writing and 4 in reading (or)
  • An equivalent of credits mentioned above (or)
  • New Zealand university entrance (or)
  • Completion of Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Business

English language requirements

  • International students who have had English as their second language must produce an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5, a TOEFL pBT score of 550 (and an essay score of 5 TWE), TOEFL iBT score of 79 or higher (and a writing score of 20), FCE or CAE score of 52 or higher, and/or NZCEL Level 4 with academic endorsement or an equivalent, PTE score of 50 (or)
  • New Zealand university entrance

For diplomas

Academic requirements

All applicants are required to meet the below requirements:

  • A Level 6 or higher qualification in business (or equivalent) (or)
  • A degree in disciplines related to programme chosen (or)
  • Four years of relevant experience in industry as minimum in a business-related field, requiring the knowledge equivalent of a Level 6 business qualification

English language requirements

  • International students whose first language is not English, must produce an IELTS score of 6.0 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5 (or)
  • An equivalent level of proficiency as per NZQA regulations
How to apply

How to apply

To gain admission, international students must follow the below application procedure:

  • Students must complete the AEI international student application form. They must choose a specialisation while applying.
  • The application form must be submitted to the AEI marketing team or one of its recruitment consultants.
  • Students must submit a copy of their passport, academic certificates, work experience (if any) and produce evidence of having met the entry requirements of desired course.
  • Students require travel/medical insurance for the duration of their stay - for which AEI can make arrangements, if needed.
  • AEI will then send through an offer letter and an invoice, once students have gained admission.
  • Students are then required to make the payment and make an application for their student visa.
  • On receiving payment, AEI will send through a receipt to confirm students’ acceptance of the offer letter.

Students can visit the AEI website for more details on international admissions.

Student testimonials

Student testimonials

“Studying at AEI was one of the best experiences that I have had in my life: a year full of learning, new friends and discipline. The school has an excellent academic level, its teachers and equipment make it a good environment, friendly to all.” – Nora, Colombia

“I am very happy that I choose AEI to study my diploma programme. I have the opportunity to study with various and very supportive teachers. The environment here is sociable and many of my friends have become brothers and sisters. Besides, it’s great to have the opportunity to have staff that always are willing to help.” – Bamboo, Thailand

“I am really enjoying the school time here at AEI, the teachers are amazing, they explain very well, and they make it simple to the students to learn and enjoy the building as the facilities are great as well. I do recommend the school to everyone who wants to learn English.” – Bandar, Saudi Arabia

“I am pleased with the learning atmosphere and professional teachers here at AEI, which is a great help for in-depth language learning. The active classroom atmosphere is certainly the biggest highlight, and the personalized education concept that makes AEI become outstanding.” – Yang Zhenyu, China

Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5

Graduates of this programme will be able to work as an assistant manager, a trainee manager, assistant team leader, coordinator, supervisor, or a team leader within New Zealand.

NZ Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 6) 

Graduates can work in manager or strategic leadership roles within business entities of New Zealand.

Diploma in Business Management – Level 7- Business Information Technology

Graduates may work as network and support professionals, database and system administrators, IT strategy consultants, IT project managers, business operations analysts, business analysts, or technical business analysts.

Diploma in Business Management – Level 7- Digital Ubiquitous Marketing

Graduates may work in roles such as digital marketers, social media marketing strategists, social media marketing managers, digital campaign managers, digital marketing co-ordinators, data and web traffic analysts, product development officers, mobile marketing planners.

Diploma in Business Management – Level 7- Brand Management

Graduates can work as a marketing manager, marketing specialist, brand manager, associate brand manager, or social media marketing manager.

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