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overall student satisfaction
OP Graduate Destination Survey 2019
of graduates in work or study
OP Graduate Destination Survey 2019
employer approval
Tertiary Education Commission, 2016

Kia ora & welcome to the Otago Polytechnic
Auckland International Campus

We are a leader in quality, career-focused education. Employers love our work-ready, motivated and confident graduates. We created our Auckland International Campus (OPAIC) to meet the unique needs of students just like you. All of our learners are international students. They have come to New Zealand to study from all over the world. 

At OPAIC, you get the highly-valued New Zealand education in an environment that is set up to completely support you living and studying away from home. Our programmes are delivered by academic and business experts at the forefront of their fields who will teach you skills that lead to exciting careers here, back home, or anywhere in the world.  

When you graduate from OPAIC, you are ready to work and succeed in your chosen career.


"Studying at OPAIC has been really amazing."
Mike Maunze - Zimbabwe


"It's helped me get insights on how business really works."

Sanjol Gurung - Nepal


New Zealand
most liveable city in the world
Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2016
most innovative city in South East Asia and Oceania
Global Innovation Index 2016
friendliest cities in the world
Condé Nast Traveler Reader Choice Awards 2015

Do you want to study in one of the world's most beautiful and exciting cities? Then Auckland is a great choice!

Auckland is the exciting metropolitan epicentre where all the action happens! A third of the population live in Auckland, which is the country's fastest growing area and business hub. Immerse yourself in Auckland's vibrant cafes, nightlife, shopping, museums, galleries and parks. Enjoy Auckland's warm climate, stunning scenery and multicultural communities.

Auckland is set on a beautiful harbour and known as 'The City of Sails' because the harbour is dotted with hundreds of yachts. It is the perfect blend of sophisticated city living and outdoor beauty. Enjoy what Auckland city has to offer plus have the rest of New Zealand to explore.

Auckland Airport is a quick 45-minute taxi from the city centre and the gateway to amazing places throughout New Zealand to visit. Taupo and Rotorua are half a day's drive away or a one-hour flight. Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, is a 2.5 hour flight from Auckland. The golden beaches in the Coromandel are a stunning two hour drive from Auckland, a great weekend destination. Auckland and New Zealand are waiting for you to arrive.

Choose Auckland and study at AIC.


safest country in the world
Global Peace Index 2018
population with land size similar to UK

Our country is known for its stunning natural scenery, from mountains, to lakes and coastlines

New Zealanders (informally known as Kiwis) are down-to-earth and friendly, and our lifestyle is relaxed, with a passion for the outdoors. 'Kiwi ingenuity' helps this small country achieve big things.

With a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian cultures, New Zealand has become a melting-pot population.

Over three-quarters of the population live in the North Island, with one-third living in Auckland. The other main cities of Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are where the majority of remaining Kiwis dwell.

There are many things to experience here, from wide open spaces, unique nature and wildlife, to adventure tourism and thriving cities.


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New Student Representative for OPAIC

We’d like to introduce our new student representative, Polina Artiushkina. Polina comes from Moscow, Russia and is studying the Master of Applied Management a...
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