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Whitireia New Zealand

Institute of Technology and Polytechnic

Whitireia is a government owned and funded tertiary institute known by its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body. Over 100 programmes of study are being offered covering postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels, including English language courses. All of our programmes have been developed in conjunction with the industry, to offer excellent applied qualifications.

Contact Whitireia New Zealand

Physical address
Level 2, 450 Queen Street
1010 Auckland
New Zealand
Phone numbers
64 9 379 4666
64 4 237 3100
  • Number of students: 8,500
  • Number of international students: 1,200
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Foundation Programme
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma

School features

  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Multi-faith
Whitireia New Zealand was established in 1986 on the shores of Porirua harbour and has grown to become a tertiary institution of choice for over 8,500 international and domestic students, who now study at one of seven contemporary campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti.
With an irresistible combination of magnificent natural scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, Auckland is a place of exciting contrasts and endless adventures.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, our largest and most diverse city.

More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.

A stunning natural playground

Auckland’s diverse landscapes provide countless opportunities to get immersed in nature. In the west, lush native rainforest plunges down the hills to meet the sea on dramatic black sand beaches, while the east’s sheltered golden sand beaches are fringed with red-flowering pohutukawa trees. To the north the rolling hills of wine country meet stunning coastlines and in the south you'll find picturesque country gardens, unspoilt forest and tranquil bays to explore.

Shopping and dining

Auckland is a shopaholic's paradise, with everything from top-end designers to open air street markets. Discover the diverse range of cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and check out the buzzing nightlife of the central city. Favourite spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour, City Works Depot and the Britomart precinct.
Once you've seen the city, head out to one of Auckland's four distinct wine districts where you can sample local wines against the backdrop of vine-covered hills and sparkling ocean.

Hauraki Gulf and Islands

Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park encompasses an incredible 1.2 million hectares of coast, sea and islands – and there are so many ways to explore it. 
The jewel of the Hauraki Gulf is Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, farm land and golden beaches; and only a 35-minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. Sip on award-winning wines at some of the 30 boutique vineyards and wineries, enjoy fine dining and pick up superb local artwork.
Make sure you get out on the water while you're here, whether it’s a relaxing harbour cruise, a fishing charter, whale and dolphin spotting, kayaking or surfing.

Main centres: 

Auckland Central

Towns: 

Great Barrier Island, Helensville, Kawau Island, Orewa, Piha, Waiheke Island, Warkworth

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Study Auckland is the official local student website