Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Christchurch , New Zealand
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 50
    Available Programs
  • 16296
  • 11700 NZ$
    Average Cost
  • 85.4
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education.

Ara specialises in applied tertiary training. Subject choices include business, engineering, architecture, nursing, creative arts, hospitality, computing, science, languages, outdoor education, broadcasting and primary industries. The institute works closely with industry to ensure students have relevant skills for employment, and have a wide range of work placement opportunities.

Entry requirements

Students from non-English speaking backgrounds must provide evidence of their English ability. This must be an accepted English language test or evidence of your previous study in English (please note: we do not accept Medium of English as acceptable evidence). Specific entry and English requirements are listed in the information section for each programme of study.

Scholarship & funding

If you’re studying at Ara, or planning to, don’t miss the chance to save thousands of dollars in fees with an Ara scholarship. There are dozens of scholarships available across a wide range of subjects. You don’t have to be an academic over-achiever to be eligible – the majority of our scholarships are offered in order to help meet skills shortages in specific industries, or to encourage individuals from under-represented sectors of the community into higher education.  


Student life

Ara Student Activities - Surfing in Sumner
Ara Student Activities - City walking
Ara Student Activities - Matariki
Ara Student Activities - Rock Climbing

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