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Choose from a range of programmes available to just International students. 

Otago Polytechnic has partnered with Future Skills Academy to offer Business, IT, Construction and English Language courses at our Auckland International Campus. Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Auckland – so you are close to the action and fun of this cosmopolitan city.

Study with our team of top quality teachers and support staff, who come from a range of cultural backgrounds. We teach our programmes in English, although there are staff available who speak other languages.


New Zealand is a small country with a population of just over 5 million. Famous for its natural scenery, New Zealand has a relaxed lifestyle and welcomes newcomers. The country’s economy is centred on farming, forestry, horticulture and tourism.

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of around 1.6 million people. It is the country’s biggest centre of business and industry, and offers excellent employment and lifestyle opportunities.

Auckland hosts many international students, of all ages, from around the world. It has 3 universities, 2 large polytechnics and many small and large private tertiary schools.
The city has plenty to offer with great shopping, and excellent museums, theatres and art galleries. Auckland has been rated the third best city in the world, and the best city in Asia and the Pacific for lifestyle.*

*Mercer Quality of Life Survey, 2015.

Our Auckland International Campus has a range of facilities designed to ensure you have the right tools to successfully complete your programme of study. The campus is located in a modern building on Queen Street – Auckland’s main shopping and business street. Our excellent facilities include:

  • Library
  • Computer labs and FREE Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Student space

Get the support you need so that you make the most of your time with us. As a new student, you will go through an orientation process to help you settle in and adjust to life in Auckland – we also offer a FREE airport transfer for all new students arriving in New Zealand. Before your programme starts, you will attend an extensive information session, which will give you all the information you need to get started!

Our Student Support team are here to help you with any questions or issues you may have. We can help you with:

  • Study and assignments
  • Queries around visas and insurance
  • Career guidance and advice
  • Finding accommodation
  • Financial and budgeting advice

Find out more about our services and support.

Find the right accommodation option for you. Fortunately, there are plenty of great options near our Auckland International Campus. Choose between the following types of accommodation:

  • Homestay – NZ Host Families
  • Auckland YMCA
  • Flatting (sharing an apartment or house with other people)
  • Apartments
  • Hostels and homestays