Further Education

Students from The Catlins Area School follow many different pathways during and beyond school. We work closely with other education providers so you can make the choices that are right for you.

Below you will find website links to New Zealand universities and polytechnics. The most up to date information about university courses and entry requirements can be found on the website of each university.

The University of Auckland

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Canterbury University of Canterbury

Lincoln University

Massey University

University of Otago

Victoria University of Wellington

The University of Waikato

Ara - Institute of Canterbury

Otago Polytechnic

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)


Queenstown Resort College (QRC)

UnitecUnitec - Institute of Technology

WintecWintec - Waikato Institute of Technology

Student Finance

For information and help with your student finance, including how to apply for it and manage it online, see studylink.govt.nz

You may be eligible to get one year of tertiary study or two years' training up to the value of $12,000 fees-free:

  • The equivalent of one year's full-time study fees-free at an institute of technology, polytechnic, private training establishment, university or wananga.
  • Up to 24 months of an apprenticeship or training fees-free with an employer or industry training organisation.

For information about Fees Free and to see if you fit the criteria, see feesfree.govt.nz