Torohia ngā ara kei Ara Explore Ara

Take a walk around any of our campuses and you'll discover a diverse and welcoming environment where staff and students from throughout New Zealand and around the world meet, mix and mingle.

You'll discover a wide range of facilities like gyms, libraries and health centres, and you'll come across all manner of student events, activities and exhibitions.

There are places to catch up with friends and fellow students, like on-campus cafes and even training restaurants where you can savour fabulous, affordable meals prepared by trainee chefs and served by hospitality students.

And if you're seeking assistance, you'll find it; whether it's directions to your classroom, a recommendation for a great coffee, or expert guidance on student finance, accommodation or career opportunities.

A-Z Study Options

Explore your study options at Ara. We offer a wide range of qualifications in many subject areas. Enrolments are now open.

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Pasifika Strategy

Our Pasifika Strategy outlines how we’ll support and create a thriving community of Pasifika teaching and learning practice at Ara.

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Services and support

At Ara we are committed to helping you achieve your study goals and enabling you to make the most of your time with us.

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Student exchange

Whether you are cosidering studying in New Zealand or studying overseas, find out your student exchange options now.

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Graduation

Graduation is a celebration of your academic achievement which can be shared with family, friends, fellow students and the whole Ara community.

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South Canterbury students trade school for a day

South Canterbury students trade school for a day

80 secondary school students attended the Ara Trade Sector Day in Timaru....

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Student project supports wetland improvement

Student project supports wetland improvement

Ara Sustainability and Outdoor Education students are working together with the Timaru District Council on...

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Tiny houses find new homes

Tiny houses find new homes

Ara’s first tiny houses attracted a big crowd over the weekend when they were auctioned...

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Innovative thinking rewarded

Innovative thinking rewarded

The high standard of applications from Ara’s mechanical engineering students made it difficult for the...

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Engineering a better future

Engineering a better future

Rebecca Jones' passion to make the world better through engineering landed her the Beca scholarship...

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Inspiring others to go exploring – Ara staff member kayaks in Antarctica

Inspiring others to go exploring – Ara staff member kayaks in Antarctica

Travelling to one of the most remote places in the world and kayaking for ten...

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