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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Young Entrepreneurs honoured for achievements

Our next aspiring entrepreneurs were on show last night at the 2019 YES Regional Final...

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Disability no barrier to teaching English

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Ara submission on the Education Amendment Bill

Ara submission on the Education Amendment Bill

Ara’s submission on the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill....

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AI turns coffee machine futuristic

Ara’s second year Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology student Chris Wordsworth was part of...

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Ara hosts Applied Business Education Conference

Ara hosts Applied Business Education Conference

For the first time, over 90 delegates from most ITPs across the country have come...

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Ara Institute of Canterbury assists rugby players with continuing education

Ara Institute of Canterbury assists rugby players with continuing education

A number of Canterbury rugby players are pursuing tertiary qualifications through Ara Institute of Canterbury,...

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