Christchurch Institute


Christchurch Polytechnic has been in the education business since 1906 as a provider of high quality accredited certificate, diploma and degree courses equal to any. The Institute has welcomed thousands of international students of the years and maintains links with many international education intstitions. Located in the centre of Christchurch on New Zealand’s beautiful South Island, the Institute offers excellent English language tuition among its diverse range of courses and numbers students from over 50 countries among its enrolments.


The Institute’s main city campus is located in the heart of the CBD with public transport easily accessible as well as cafés, restaurants and shopping centres. The campus boasts modern facilities housed over two city blocks to provide state of the art resources for the benefit of staff and students. Homestay is recommended (and arranged) for new students while they settle into college life and get familiar with the Institute and the city.


The English language programmes offer by the Polytechnic include General English, English Plus, Introduction to Tertiary Study, Applied Language Studies, Cambridge Exam Preparation, Intensive IELTS Preparation, and Certificate in English as an Additional Language. An AA Education Network counsellor will give you more information on request.


Intensive English and English with Electives enrol monthly amd other courses enrol at various times throughout the year. Contact AA Education Network for the dates for your chosen course.

Student activities

The Student Association presents a range of orientation activities as well as food and music events and other social and cultural events throughout the year.

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology provides you with: 

  1. A recognised and accredited tuition from experienced and qualified teacers.
  2. Personal care and support while studying.
  3. Assistance with settling into the Institute and into life in Christchurch.
  4. The opportunity to meet students from New Zealand and overseas and learn about their home countries and cultures.
  5. A taste of life in the ‘garden city’ of New Zealand’s beautiful South Island with the opportunity to explore its natural wonder.


You can contact AA Education Network today to set the wheels in motion to take you to Christchurch and the Polytechnic Institute of Technology. One of counsellors will assist you every step of the way with planning and organising your travel and accommodation as well as with your study and visa applications. We’re ready to help you realise your goals of travel and study in Christchurch and the beauty of New Zealand’s South.

Christchurch Polytechnic