Welcome to the Timaru campus of Ara Institute of Canterbury
Whether you’re a school leaver taking the first steps towards a career, or you’re a mature learner seeking to upskill, change career or return to the workforce, Ara Institute of Canterbury has the study options and support services to help you achieve your goal. There are five Ara Institute of Canterbury campuses across Canterbury (in Timaru, Ashburton, Oamaru and two in Christchurch) and an ever-increasing number of online, flexible part time and blended delivery study options.
We offer more than 150 study options in areas including engineering, trades, health, food and hospitality, art and design, business, computing, performing arts and outdoor education so you can pursue your passion.
Qualifications range from foundation courses through to degrees and graduate diplomas to suit your desired goal
We look forward to welcoming international students again as borders and restrictions ease in the post-COVID environment. Timaru is a fantastic place to study. Our Timaru campus features modern facilities and quality services for international students and is centrally located with shops, an aquatic centre, a hospital and bus/train station within easy reach.
Why choose Ara Institute of Canterbury in Timaru
Learn from experts, be treated as an individual, never just be a number or a face in the crowd, be supported all the way, be part of something special, become work-ready, you can really go places: With an internationally recognised Ara Institute of Canterbury qualification, the world is your oyster.