Ara Institute of Canterbury

About Ara Institute of Canterbury

With over 2,500 staff and over 100 years' experience, Ara Institute of Canterbury is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions. We are a government guaranteed institution with a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, certificate and English programmes.

Each year around 19,000 students enrol at Ara, including many international students. Ara is internationally-recognised and is one of the best English language training centres in New Zealand. Over 50 countries are represented among staff and students at Ara.


Scholarship details not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for New Zealand.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 990,000


$ 1,449,000

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 688,000

Campus accommodation

$ 552,000

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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