Whitireia is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body. Established in 1986, on the shores of the Porirua Harbour, Whitireia has grown to become a tertiary institution of choice for over 7,752 students, who study at one of their contemporary campuses in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti and Auckland.

Whitireia is committed to teaching what employers want you to know. Over 120 programmes of study are offered covering master’s, postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels along with a number of short courses. All programmes have been developed in conjunction with industry to offer excellent applied qualifications.

Their student support services and learning resources are exceptional and available to all who study there. These teamed with their unique campus culture and being the number one polytechnic in New Zealand for student success and course completion makes Whitireia a great place to learn.

Why Study at Whitireia?

  • At Whitireia, they offer multi-level qualifications from post school to postgraduate. Qualifications acquired at Whitireia are recognised and accepted in most countries of the world.
  • The international division of Whitireia has established international alliances with many institutions in Asia, subcontinental India and the Middle East. These alliances facilitate educational opportunities through a range of activities not limited to student and staff exchanges, and joint teaching and research projects.
  • A Whitireia qualification provides not only an entry into the career of your choice but also world renowned qualification. At Whitireia they profess and practice a ‘student focussed’ style of learning. They value students’ exploring ideas and thinking independently in an applied learning context, and celebrate the vast cultural diversity that their international students bring with them
  • Whitireia is renowned for its industry links. These enable them to consistently maintain current industry standards in their education, and create employment pathways for international students.
  • Dedicated Academic support centres on campus support students who need help in making the transition from various international learning styles to New Zealand vocation-oriented tertiary study.
    As a signatory to the New Zealand Code of Conduct for the provision of pastoral care, Whitireia prides itself in its provision of student care services and dedication to the well being of international students.
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