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Ara institute of Canterburry



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Location : New Zealand ,Christchurch

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Ara is one of the largest institutes of technology in New Zealand with five campuses and a choice of more than 150 qualifications including degrees and graduate diplomas.

At Ara we specialise in education for employment; when you study with us you'll gain skills, knowledge and practical experience, and you'll graduate work-ready with a globally recognised qualification.

Our tutors have years of professional experience and extensive industry connections. Most of our programmes include work-integrated learning (up to 1400 hours for some qualifications) and our course completion rate is among the highest in New Zealand.

Our classes are small so you'll get to know your tutors and classmates well. Our staff are committed to your success and we offer a comprehensive range of accessible student support services.

Wherever in the world you come from, you will be welcomed into our inclusive community made up of staff and students from more than 50 countries. You'll also have many opportunities to enjoy free time in a safe, friendly region close to beautiful scenery and adventure pursuits.



To apply to study at the New Zealand Broadcasting School next year, please complete:

  1. An online application or the paper Admission and Enrolment form (PDF: 0.2Mb)
  2. The Broadcasting Portfolio requirements (PDF: 0.3Mb)

If you are an applicant for the part-time Executive Option of the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree, you first need to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) using the Executive RPL application form (PDF: 0.2MB) and the Admission and Enrolment form. There is no submission date for the executive option; you may apply at any time of year.

If you are offered a place at the New Zealand Broadcasting School, you will be required to confirm acceptance. We will send you an enrolment pack, information on student loans and allowances, and a list of course materials and equipment.

An updated application form and relevant material will be available on this page in May each year for the following year's intake. For more information regarding applications please contact us.

Your place will be secured only when you have paid your fees.


One of the most important choices a student needs to make when coming to study is where to live.

Ara has campuses in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru and each of these regions offers a range of accommodation options. Students may decide to go flatting, private board or live in homestay accommodation with a family.

For students wanting to study in Christchurch, our Ōtautahi House offers apartment style accommodation with other students in a flat share right across the road from our Christchurch - Madras Street campus.

Preference will be given to students enrolling in full time study, and those relocating to Christchurch for study from other regions.

International student accommodation

We encourage you to stay with a homestay family when you first arrive in New Zealand to study. A homestay provides a warm, family environment where you'll have your own room, share meals with the family and have the opportunity to practice your English every day. All of our homestays are carefully selected and supervised.

Our homestay services include:

  • full inspection of all homes and interviews with host families
  • airport pick-up
  • police vetting of all host families
  • a 'welcome pack' upon arrival
  • banking assistance on your first day at Ara
  • translators to assist communication
  • follow-up meetings with you and your homestay family to ensure everyone is happy and comfortable

We can arrange for you to stay with a homestay in any of our study locations. Alternatively, you can stay in hostels, flats or other accommodation options.


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