Whitireia Community Polytechnic , Elsdon, New Zealand

About Whitireia Community Polytechnic

Whitireia, formerly known as the Whitireia Community Polytechnic, is a leading tertiary education institute in New Zealand. The government owns it and funds it. In the year 1986, the college was founded as a community college in Porirua Harbour. Whitireia was given its current name in 2011.

The Wellington Institute of Technology collaborates with the institution (WelTec). In 2012, it formed a strategic relationship with WelTec with the goal of providing students with more academic options and opportunities.

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Whitireia Community Polytechnic Highlights

Location 3 Wi Neera Dr, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, New Zealand ,  Wellington
Country New Zealand 
Type Public
Established 1986
No.of students 6,194

Whitireia New Zealand Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (1 Courses) 1 year NZD 23160
Science (1 Courses) 3 year NZD 22950
Arts (1 Courses) 1 year NZD 19950
Information Technology (IT) (3 Courses) 17 Week - 3 Year NZD 10625 - NZD 19250
Management (4 Courses) 18 Month - 2 Year NZD 18250 - NZD 21950

New Zealand Living Expenses

In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost
(in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi - 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85

Know more about Studying in New Zealand

Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average) BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand NZD 1250 Per Month
Entrance Exams in New Zealand TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53
Work and Study in New Zealand Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand One to Three Years Depending on the Region.
Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand NZD 295
Student Visa in New Zealand If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.
Intakes in New Zealand There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.
Top Job Sectors in New Zealand Engineering, Software Developing/Programming, Medicine, Education, Accounts, Electrician, Automotive Technician, etc.
Economy in New Zealand Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal
Whitireia Community Polytechnic Average Tuition Fee Per Year

$ 19,950


$ 19,950

Overall cost of living

$ 14,711

Campus accommodation

$ 11,475

* Please note that fees may vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

University Of Sheffield English Score Required

IELTS UG : 6.0

IELTS PG : 6.5



PTE UG : 50

PTE PG : 58

* Please note that minimum score required for English language may vary from course to couse.Always check exact requirement for the programme.