Why Study With Us

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is a New Zealand government owned and funded institute of technology that offers the largest range of New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved programmes in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. Local and international students can pick from over 120 certificate, diploma and degree programmes in a range of subjects, all taught by our industry experienced tutors.

We've joined forces with the University of Waikato and share facilities in Tauranga to create pathways for students to move easily from diploma into bachelor degrees. Have a look at the partnership flowchart (pdf).

We also recognise some of the learning already completed by students who attended their first year programme at our partnership institution (SAS Institute of IT and Research), which enables you direct entry into the second year of one of our programmes.

Check out Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and the Bay of Plenty and watch our international DVD.

Amit Kamble

"I would suggest to AUPP students to come here. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is really good and the pathway that I am doing is with the University of Waikato, which has really good world rankings in computer science."

Amit Ashok Kamble, Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL6) Level  6

Luca Nazari

"I had to produce a presentation for the course and I chose to study Little Blue Penguins living on Mount Maunganui. I camped there 3 nights. It was strange – everyone else was in town clubbing and I was spending quality time with penguins. It was pretty exceptional."

Luca Nazari, Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation.

For further information on working while studying in New Zealand as an International Student, visit the NZ Study Work website.