Kia ora, Kia Orana, Talofa and Malo e lelei.

Your choice of tertiary provider is an important decision. Some Kiwis want to study close to home, while others want to experience a new city within New Zealand.

AIS welcomes students from all over the world but domestic students are central to campus life and our reputation for academic excellence and success. The ability to live at home with family or friends and commute to our campuses makes the transition to tertiary study an easy one.

You will receive a first-class education that will set you up for a successful career. There are numerous advantages at AIS for New Zealand citizens and those with permanent residency including fee subsidies, scholarships and Māori and Pacific Island cultural support.

Māori and Pasifika at AIS

If you are of Māori or Pacific Island descent, you will find a warm welcome and sense of belonging at AIS. We have strong ties with sister schools in Tonga and Samoa, providing a seamless transition from their diploma qualifications to our degree programmes. Our cultural activities, groups and facilities are all designed to promote cultural understanding and Māori and Pasifika values on campus.

For details on what opportunities AIS can offer Māori and Pacific Island students, visit


Fees Free

Fees-free is a NZ Government policy to help people begin their tertiary education. If you are eligible, up to $12,000 of your fees will be free in your first year including tuition fees and compulsory course costs. This policy applies to any of our programmes or courses at Level 3 to Level 5 or starting out on a bachelor’s degree programme. You will need to know your National Student Number (NSN) to check if you are eligible.

For more information on fees-free at AIS and how to check your eligibility status, visit


AIS has a wide range of scholarships available to domestic students to help promote ethnic and gender diversity in the workplace, reward students with an outstanding academic record or help those who are suffering financial hardship. Some scholarships cover 100% of your tuition fees over multiple years – saving you thousands of dollars while securing a high-quality education.

To find out what scholarships are on offer at AIS, and how to apply, visit

Full Programme List

AIS provides an extensive range of courses in business, tourism management, hospitality, information technology, business administration and English language. We cater for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and aim to deliver first-class qualifications that will set you up for a successful career in the real world. All AIS programmes are NZQA approved and accredited and we are a top-ranked Category 1 provider.

For a full description of our programmes, visit Full-programme-list.

How to Apply

New Zealand citizens and migrants with New Zealand Permanent Residency are eligible to study at AIS. You must have an acceptable level of English, meet any specific programme entry requirements, and follow AIS policies including attendance.

You can apply online using our portal (this takes about 10 minutes) or by completing an application form in an AIS enrolment pack.

For a step-by-step guide on how to apply, and to download any forms you might need, visit

If you need to improve your English skills before undertaking your preferred programme, you may wish to enrol in one of our specialist English courses first. For migrants who have pre-purchased English language tuition visit English-language/pelt

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