Tai Poutini Polytechnic

    Tai Poutini Polytechnic
    Established on: 1989

    Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is a public tertiary education institution located in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island. It was established in 1993 to provide high-quality education and training that meets the needs of students and the local community and contributes to the economic and social development of the West Coast region.

    TPP offers a range of vocational and professional education and training programs, including certificates, diplomas, and degrees, in various fields such as business, engineering, construction, forestry, tourism, and more. Its courses are designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers and to help them achieve their full potential.

    TPP has three main campuses: one in Greymouth, one in Westport, and one in Hokitika. These campuses are well-equipped with modern facilities and technology and provide various student support services such as academic advising, counselling, and library resources. In addition to on-campus studies, TPP offers distance learning options for students who prefer to study online or on their own time.

    TPP is committed to providing all its students with a supportive and inclusive learning environment. It has a diverse student body with various backgrounds and locations.

    The polytechnic values diversity and strives to create a culture of acceptance and respect for all.

    In addition to its academic programs, TPP offers a range of extracurricular activities and events for students. These include sports and recreation, cultural events, and leadership and personal development opportunities. These activities help students develop new skills, make friends, and have fun outside the classroom.

    TPP is an important contributor to the West Coast region and plays a vital role in the local economy and community. It partners with local businesses and organisations to provide practical training and work experience for students and help meet the region's workforce needs. It also works closely with local government and community groups to address issues of importance to the community and to support the region's development.

    In summary, Tai Poutini Polytechnic is a dynamic and forward-thinking institution that is dedicated to providing high-quality education and training to its students and contributing to the economic and social development of the West Coast region.

    It offers various programs in various fields and has modern facilities and a supportive learning environment. It is an integral part of the local community and is committed to positively impacting the region.

    Institute highlights

    Institute  Type


    Established Year


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    2,000 USD


    January and July

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in January and July


    Each year, student prizes and scholarships are available to students enrolled in full-time programs at Tai Poutini Polytechnic. Applications must be submitted using the proper forms (available at Reception or on the Internet) and be received at the Polytechnic before the deadline.

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade

    IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores


    Experience letter

    Statement of Purpose

    Application Fees

    Proof of Scholarships - If any

    Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

    College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement

    TOFEL Requirements


    IELTS Requirements



    Q. Can I work as a student in New Zealand?

    Yes, international students in the United Kingdom can work part-time (20 hours per week, seven days a week) throughout the academic year.

    Q. Does Tai Poutini Polytechnic offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, Tai Poutini Polytechnic offers scholarships to international students. You can find details about scholarships in our scholarship section.

    Q. What are the different intakes at Tai Poutini Polytechnic?

    Generally, January and July are the time when intakes occur.

    Q. How do I apply to Tai Poutini Polytechnic?

    To apply to Tai Poutini Polytechnic, you can visit the school's website and follow the application process outlined there. You may be required to submit transcripts, test scores, and other documentation as part of the application process.

    Q. What programs and courses do Tai Poutini Polytechnic offer?

    Tai Poutini Polytechnic offers a range of programs and courses in fields such as business, engineering, health, trades, and more. You can visit the school's website to view a list of available programs and courses.


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