why choose to study in tauranga

Choose to Study in Tauranga

Unlock potential and embrace a world-class education in Tauranga, New Zealand, where academic excellence meets stunning natural beauty.

Choose to Study in Tauranga

Unlock potential and embrace a world-class education in Tauranga, New Zealand, where academic excellence meets stunning natural beauty.

Why choose Tauranga for study?

International students should choose Tauranga for an exceptional education experience. Tauranga has renowned institutions, innovative teaching, and strong industry connections to ensure a world-class education. With support services and abundant career opportunities, Tauranga offers a nurturing and inclusive learning environment in a stunning location.
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High-quality Education Providers

Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty are home to excellent education providers prioritising quality and student success. These institutions offer a wide range of programmes and courses designed to meet the needs and aspirations of students. From primary and secondary schools to tertiary institutions, students can expect experienced and dedicated educators, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to academic excellence.


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Student Resources

Students can access resources to improve their educational experience, including libraries, study spaces, and academic support services. To ensure students’ success and well-being, Tauranga also provides student support services, such as mentoring programmes, career counselling, and counselling. The city also has a thriving student community with clubs, organisations, and social gatherings that promote connections and offer chances for personal development.


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Diversity & Inclusion in education

Tauranga’s education providers prioritise multicultural diversity and inclusion, fostering an inclusive learning environment. This emphasis on diversity prepares students for a globalised world, nurturing friendships and promoting a global perspective. Students from diverse backgrounds come together, participating in cultural events and activities that promote cross-cultural interactions. Support services ensure a smooth transition for international students, fostering a welcoming and supportive community.


Want to know more?

// Find out how the New Zealand Education System works.

// View our list of local Education Providers (Schools) including Primary, Seconday and Tertiary institutions.

// Find out about Student Resources for local and international students.

// Read more common questions about studying in Tauranga & New Zealand

How does the New Zealand Education system work?

Discover the excellence of the New Zealand education system and unlock a world of possibilities. From top-ranked universities to innovative learning approaches, New Zealand offers a globally recognised education that prepares students for success.

Tauranga offers more than just excellent education

Culture & Lifestyle

Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty are rich in local and international culture and offer appealing lifestyle opportunities.


Activities & Attractions

The local areas are full of natural attractions and offer a wide range of engaging indoor and outdoor activities.


Industry & Employment

Learn about the local Bay of Plenty industry and what opportunities it offers students during and after study.


Student Success

Meet Matilda Fransson

For Matilda Fransson, moving from Sweden to Tauranga for a summer has opened up a world of possibilities.  The 24-year-old chemical engineering student originally moved here as part of a 10-week independent study programme, but quickly realised that 10 weeks was not enough.