Ara Institute of Canterbury was established in 2016 when CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, is the Largest provider of tertiary education in the South Island of New Zealand.
A government-owned, NZQA category 1 Institution, Ara has excellent facilities at campuses in Christcurch, Timaru, Ashburton and Oamaru.
19,000 students study each year, including 1,800 international students.
Offering Internationally recognised degrees and postgraduate qualifications in a wide range of subjects and work placement opportunities.
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