Partner and agent contacts

We have agreements with over 50 institutions worldwide. Ara is a member of the International Association of Universities and a UNEVOC Centre.

Many of our exchange and study abroad partner institutes offer courses taught in English, however some will only deliver courses in the primary language of that country.

If you are interested in a study abroad or student exchange opportunity please email us on

Offshore institutions interested in linking with Ara please contact our International Director Beth Knowles.

Our current international institutional links include these institutions in the following geographic regions:

  • Americas
  • North Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Northern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Oceania
Ara is part of a marketing alliance with Otago Polytechnic, NMIT, EIT for German students looking to study in New Zealand. Visit the Study Applied Sciences NZ for more information. The website is available in German and English.

International admissions

Our dedicated team of international admissions officer have a wealth of experience and knowledge about coming to New Zealand to study at Ara. Once students begin the admission process, each student will have an admissions officer that will be their first point of contact for all their admission queries and questions until they are fully enrolled.

Contact: email or phone 03 940 8000.

International advisors

Ara has a dedicated team of staff who work to support international students studying at Ara. Our team can help provide support with a range of queries, from adjusting to living in New Zealand to course and study related issues.

Contact: email or phone 940 8728 or 940 8704