New Zealand
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Ara Institute of Canterbury, also known simply as Ara, is a technical institute in Canterbury, New Zealand. The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Aoraki Polytechnic merged to become it in 2016. Ara is an expert in applied tertiary education. Ara Institute of Canterbury now offers certifications, diplomas, and degrees in topics such as Design, Engineering, Performing Arts, Language, Culture, and Education, Engineering, Hotel Management, Media and Mass Communication, and Business & Computing.

Cost of attendance

The average annual cost of attendance for Undergraduate Programs is from INR 15.72-24.20 lakh, while Postgraduate Programs vary from INR 8.91-19.54 lakh for overseas students.


Ara has campuses in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, and Oamaru, and each locale has a variety of lodging alternatives. On-campus accommodation costs roughly $10,080 per year (about $210 per week). contract for 48 weeks) Power and Wi-Fi are included. The typical monthly rent for off-campus living is between 800 and 1000 NZD.

Acceptance rate

There are 6000 students enrolled at the university, with 1713 of them being international students. The University of Canterbury has a 50% acceptance rate, indicating moderately selective admission criteria.


Ara is the largest tertiary institute in the South Island, with six campuses in Canterbury and North Otago (three in Christchurch and one each in Ashburton, Timaru, and Oamaru). Through TANZ eCampus, Ara began offering online learning alternatives to learners around New Zealand in 2016.


It offers nationally recognised and exceptionally certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate qualifications. Ara adheres to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 regulated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority -NZQA.

Jobs and Placement

The institute collaborates closely with industry to ensure that students acquire the necessary skills for employment and have access to a variety of work placement opportunities. Many of their programmes include internships or apprenticeships. Their practical training prepares students to contribute to the workplace with the skills and qualifications that the sector requires. The average pay recorded for 2019 University of Canterbury graduates was NZD 55,000.

QS Ranking

Ranked 258 in World Ranking as per QS Ranking 2022

The Ranking


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