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International Tertiary Programmes

NZIS is proud to welcome students from all over the world with an affinity for New Zealand and career aspirations in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industry. With staff hailing from New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, we value the contributions of each and celebrate our cultural diversity.

Why choose NZIS?

The NZIS is the leading and largest education provider in Sport, Fitness and Recreation in New Zealand with locations in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Our students have access to highly qualified tutors in all our qualification areas, and experts in sport teaching and coaching through our various high performance academies.

NZIS qualifications are internationally recognised through NZ Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) which has a portability agreement in place with International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs). This means your qualification will be recognised in over 30 countries. REPs also has a partnership with the Asian Academy of Sport and Fitness Professionals (AASFP) in Asia. 

What can I study?

NZIS offers qualifications to prepare students from all over the world for careers in Sport, Fitness and Recreation. International students meeting our enrolment criteria are eligible to participate in NZIS tertiary education and industry training programmes. We have the following three programmes for international students:

Study the Level 6 Diploma in these locations:

  • Auckland: Delivering Sport Management Elective only
  • Wellington: Delivering both Sport Management and Human Performance Electives
  • Christchurch: Delivering Human Performance Elective only

How to apply?

Apply to study by filling in an application form online.

International Student Levy 

The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees. 

Student Life

In addition to enjoying the option of a New Zealand homestay, International students participate in the full programme of activities for their chosen programme, including sporting competitions, camps and work experience.

International Student Policy 

Download our International Student Policy here.