International Students

NZIS is proud to welcome international students from all over the world with an affinity for New Zealand and career aspirations in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industry.




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. 

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Courses offered to international students

Open to international students
Diploma in Sport, Recreation, & Performance (Level 5)
LevelLevel 5
Level40 weeks

This exciting course offers blended learning that will teach you how to develop and design health and exercise programmes that have an impact and gain practical work experience learning in real-work sport environments with our industry partners.

Open to international students
Diploma in Human Performance (Multi-Sector) (Level 6)
LevelLevel 6
Level40 weeks

Get ready for degree-level study with our Level 6 Diploma. Specialise in Human performance and learn all about the inner workings of the human body and how athletes are trained to increase performance.

Information for International Students

NZIS is New Zealand’s premium sports and recreation school located in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. We are a member of the NZMA family, a Category One Provider, and form part of the largest vocational education group in New Zealand, UP Education.

If you’d like to come to New Zealand and study with us, tap the button below. There are certain entry requirements and English language expectations for studying in New Zealand. We can explain these and help you with them if need be.

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We know you'll have an incredible time while studying with us in New Zealand. However, if you are unhappy about something to do with the course or your experience, you need to tell us. To make a complaint, the first person to talk to is your course tutor. If they cannot resolve your problem you can then take it to the Head of Faculty or the Campus Manager.

They will discuss the problem with you and if necessary any other people involved in an attempt to solve it. If the complaint is unable to be resolved satisfactorily, it can then be taken to the Head of Operations.

If still not resolved by us, then the complaint can be taken to NZQA - the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. This government organisation can offer an independent assessment of your complaint and will either investigate your concerns or advise you what you can do next. You can phone NZQA on 0800 697 296 or visit this website

If you have a financial or contract dispute with us, NZQA will refer it to iStudent Complaints. This is an independent service with experience in helping people to resolve disputes. Learn more about them at

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