International Students

Live and learn on the West Coast

International Students

Kia ora and welcome

At Tai Poutini Polytechnic international students experience innovative, quality learning options based in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular and pristine natural environments.

You’ll study alongside local students, who are also engaged in study across our domestic specialty industry training options. All our programmes are NZQA approved, endorsed by industry, and relevant to our students.

At Tai Poutini Polytechnic we’re serious about education. Our tutors are all experts in their field, have excellent industry connections and are passionate about teaching. We want to look after you while you’re here, and we offer a range of student services and accommodation to make sure you feel right at home.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic is a vocational tertiary education provider, with campuses on the West Coast and other New Zealand locations. This brings flexibility and innovation to our core study options.

West Coast New Zealand

Nestled between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea, Greymouth is the perfect base from which to explore the natural wonderland of the West Coast. When you’re not studying, you’ll be able to explore the spectacular outdoors.

What you can expect at Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Career-focused qualifications

If getting a job at the end of your studies is important to you, then rest assured that we are very connected industry and employers. The programmes of study we offer are created with academic and industry experts for the sole purpose of making you an employable graduate.

Expert teaching

We employ teaching professionals who are experts in their field and can design bespoke programmes of learning to suit student needs.  

High level of support

We pride ourselves on our pastoral care and high level of support that we offer all of our students. As an international student, feel reassured that we do our best to make you feel at home on campus and have a range of support services that are always available to you.


Make an enquiry

Phone number e.g. 027 XXX XXXXX