Kia ora and welcome to Taranaki, where the best of New Zealand is right on your doorstep!

Live and study alongside friendly locals, improve your English in classes with small numbers of international students, work with education providers to develop your individual talents, and come away with qualifications that lead to fantastic career opportunities in sectors such as energy, engineering, food and fibre and the visitor sector.

Combine this with a lifestyle that offers wealth of events, great places to eat and visit no matter what your budget.

It’s very easy to get here, Taranaki is just a short direct flight from Auckland (40 minutes), Wellington (45 minutes) and Christchurch (1.25 hour) flying with Air New Zealand. Alternately Taranaki is a scenic 4.5 hour drive from Auckland or Wellington, 3.5 hours to Rotorua, and is connected to the rest of the country through daily bus services. 

Want to Know More?  

In New Zealand, education policy and curriculum development are the responsibility of central government.  Taranaki has state schools, state integrated (semi private) and private schools. Read an overview of the strengths of our education system. 

International students – begin your journey by checking out Taranaki’s International Education Providers. 

If you are a student about to graduate, here’s a great resource to help you prepare for working in New Zealand

Read stories of students who have studied here

My Time in Taranaki

Read 15-year-old Jonas's first-hand account of life in New Plymouth.

My Time in Taranaki
Homestay - Easy and Fun

Learn more about what it is like to be a host family.

Homestay Easy and Fun

Discover what its like studying in Taranaki

Download our Study Taranaki brochures

Study in Taranaki 2019
Your guide to studying in Taranaki.
Study in Taranaki 2019 - Chinese Edition
Your free guide to studying in Taranaki

New Zealand's borders are currently closed as we fight COVID-19.

Study options are limited, however if you are interested in studying in New Zealand after our COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, email [email protected]