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Auckland Institute Of Studies

Auckland, New Zealand

5 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established
Campus setting Suburban
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 70%
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About Auckland Institute Of Studies

AIS St Helens is a unique tertiary institution with a distinctive international focus and is New Zealand's largest and most international independent degree provider, with a roll of 1600 students, of whom around 80% are international students from over 30 different countries. Since its inception, this developing institute has attracted students and staff from countries all around the world and now has developed a number of close relationships with leading educational institutions globally. This has advantages for both our international and local students as they are many cross-cultural friendships and business ventures have developed within the AIS St Helens family.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students at AIS St Helens experience expert personalised education. The learning and development of each student is guided by qualified and committed staff who see their primary role as mentors in helping students achieve success.  Flexible fast-track programmes allows students to gain a good amount of knowledge during fast-track three-semester programmes. There are learning pathways and support strategies are in place to cater for the different skills and abilities of individual students, maximising their opportunities to achieve their goals. AIS St Helens utilises a variety of monitoring mechanisms to ensure that the quality of programmes is maintained at the highest international standards.



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Courses available 10

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The AIS Dormitory is a three-level building situated at the St Helens Campus. It provides fully furnished accommodation with a study area for 120 residents in single, twin and multi-share rooms.
The dormitory office is is open on weekdays from 8.30am to 5.00pm and is located on Level 1, beside the main entrance of the dormitory. The security staffs oversee the dormitory during and after hours especially during weekends and public holidays. A kitchen is also provided for the preparation of meals with a dining room area. Furthermore, mini fridges for rooms can also be hired.
AIS has a list of carefully selected and approved homestay families to choose from. They can arrange placement for students who wish to live in a family environment. Homestays can be organised before the student arrives in New Zealand. Though some students chose another form of accommodation when they first arrive, such as the AIS dormitory, and later decide to move into a homestay. In either instance, two weeks of notice is required for AIS to arrange a comfortable homestay accommodation for their students tailored to their needs.


 The AIS St Helens campuse is located 10-15 minutes from the Auckland Central Business District (CBD) in Western Springs, Auckland. At the Main Campus there is a library, a few computer labs for study and internet/email access, a tennis court, spacious cafeteria, devotional room, wide open spaces for students to have a breather outside and free parking is provided on campus. Travelling to and fro is easy as the campus is located close to Auckland’s North Western motorway, train and bus services are frequent.

 At the Main Campus the following programmes are run:

  • English Language
  • Tourism Management
  • MBA in International Business
  • Arts
  • Degree Foundation
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality 
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
  • International Business


Student population

Medium (1,001 to 10,000)

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