Eastern Institute of Technology

New Zealand

Why choose study in New Zealand

The people Kiwis are some of the most amazing, loving, and welcoming people that you will ever meet. If you are a stranger, a native New Zealander is going to treat you like you are a friend. They are used to meeting new people, first because they travel a lot themselves, and also because a lot of people come to visit New Zealand as well. The culture on the islands is quite laid back and easy going, as well. So you’re not going to feel tense like you would if you went to a large city like London or New York City to study. There are just over 4 million people who reside on the country, and it is one of the safest places to live in the world. Another cool thing about the people is that there are so many different kinds of people. For being such a small country, the diversity is greater than you see in many European countries.

The stability Some people say that, because the country is in a small corner of the world that doesn’t really get bothered by anyone that New Zealand seems to be secluded from the rest of the world. This isn’t true at all. As mentioned above, the people are really welcoming to outsiders. But, it can also be a great thing! The economy is actually incredibly stable, the cost of living is low, and the government is more stable (and less argumentative) than the governments that you will see in other countries. This is probably the reason that immigration is embraced, which we will talk about more in some of our later points. The educational system This is the number one reason to go anywhere for school, but New Zealand is amazing for their educational system. First, the tuition is some of the lowest in the world. You get a British-based education (due to their British influences) for a percentage of the cost. The degrees are recognized around the world as being up-to-date and practical. You will get a high quality, hands on education that you deserve. The New Zealand even goes so far as to checking each and every course, program, and certificate for quality so that they can be recognized around the world as high-quality education. Not only that, but the support services for international students are among the best in the world. They have a lot of expertise and experience in helping international students so that they can succeed in their programs. 

Work opportunities There are plenty of work opportunities available for international students. On a student visa, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week through the semester; during vacations you can work up to 40 hours. So, instead of having to worry about finances, you get to supplement your education with income. You may even be able to nab internships and other practical work. The international studies office at your university can help you find a job to sustain you during your time in New Zealand. Another great thing is that you can get a permit at the end of your degree program and work for 12 months in the country under a special “work permit” that is alongside your student visa, which is what we’ll look at closer in the last point.

Ease of visa acquisition and residency The visa acquisition process is incredibly simple, and unlike many other countries, you will not be rejected right away. You get to talk to people and tell them your side of the story if there is something that may prevent you from getting a visa to come into the country. If you can explain why you’ve decided to go down there and your international studies program helps you to create a Statement of Purpose (a statement you give to the visa officer to tell them why you are coming to New Zealand to study), you will usually get a visa. The country is welcome to immigration, more so than almost any other country in the world. The last advantage is that, after you graduate, as mentioned above, you can work in the country for up to a year. If the job you are working at is related to the degree that you received, you can actually apply to get permanent residency, which you will most likely get within 6 months of your application. We look at visa acquisition and residency more in our Visa and Passport section. Now do you see why there are over 100,000 people who go and study in New Zealand every single year? Will you join them and become an honorary Kiwi while getting your education in a beautiful and unique country like New Zealand? Then keep looking around our site; we can help you determine how to move forward with the application process and how to choose the right school for you. We want to give you everything that you need in order to help you to make the best decision on this site.

University Overview


EIT Hawke is Bay is one of New Zealand is most attractive campuses with superb architecture and shaded outdoor areas for study on warm days. EIT Gisborne is campus is located in the heart of the city, near the Taruheru River, and you can't get more central than EIT Auckland's location on Queen Street.
EIT is campuses have top quality facilities, purpose-built for EIT programmes, including high-tech workshops and computer labs, professional-standard training kitchens, a fully-equipped wine science laboratory and operational vineyard and winery. Students can get connected by jumping onto campus-wide free wifi.
EIT is libraries put resources at your fingertips, with expert librarians on-hand to help you, and you can get your textbooks and stationery sorted at Bookshop at the Hawke's Bay campus. To print your work professionally, fully-equipped printing services handle everything from large format printing to document binding, for a price that won it put a dent in your finances. Hungry after all your study? You can enjoy bustling campus cafes and student training cafes to catch up with fellow students over a cup of coffee or lunch.
Providing spaces that are attractive, exciting and special in order to diffuse the levels of stress involved in the learning process, has been an important feature of campus design. The boldness of shape and colour, together with the landscaped, park-like grounds helps students perform to their best ability. Leading-edge technology is used in the lecture theatres for the benefit of the students.

How to apply?

Students who wish to apply to EIT must do the following:
Step 1 - Students can complete the online International Application Form. The Institute will assess their application and let them know the outcome as soon as possible. They will be sent an Offer of Place and details of the fees payable (which should not take longer than five days).
Step 2 - Students will have to pay their fees and apply for their visas. They will need their EIT receipt for their tuition fees when they apply for their visa. EIT English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is available for students. The Institute will contact students if they are suitable to take the ELPT.
Step 3 - Once the visa has been approved, students can book their flights. They need to send a copy of their visa details to the Institute, when available. Also, they need to inform EIT about their arrival details by emailing, so that they can pick them up at the airport in Napier when they arrive.
Step 4 -  Students can arrange their own accommodation - they can choose to live in a homestay, flat or the Student Village in Napier. If they require accommodation in Auckland or Gisborne, they can contact the Institute with their requirements.


Ranked in the top two institutes of technology nationwide, the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) provides a variety of different vocational and intellectual degrees at sites all over New Zealand.
Students are taught by experienced teachers that are experts in their fields, and given professional guidance by industry specialists who are there to make sure that they can leave EIT feeling ready for the world of work. With a favourable student-lecturer ratio, students will get a lot of one-to-one support from the EIT staff, too.
The institution has over 130 different courses on offer across three campuses and six Regional Learning Centres around New Zealand. The Hawke is Bay campus is based in a stunning location on the coast of New Zealand is North Island, EIT Auckland is based at the centre of New Zealand is largest city and the third campus can be found in the picturesque city of Gisborne.
With lots of modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology, students will get vital experience and leave EIT one step ahead of their competitors when searching for jobs. The institution has industry links all over the country, which the students are encouraged to make use of.
EIT aims to make education accessible for all, and provides a wide range of scholarships in evidence of this. There is a vast range of support services on offer for international students, including financial support, career advice, study guidance and exam tips, so students will feel that they always have someone to turn to in times of need.

Subject areas

EIT School of Business is proud of its programme innovations. Assessments have been redesigned to better match real world situations - so there are fewer exams! These programmes are closely connected to the business and wider community, so they are relevant and help students build their networks for the future.
At EIT, students can gain a practical qualification that is designed to help them acquire employment in the IT industry. Most EIT diploma programmes and the Bachelor of Computing Systems include industry-based placements or internships that can lead to them obtaining permanent employment.
Wine Science and Viticulture
EIT offers a wide range of viticulture and wine qualifications by highly knowledgeable and experienced lecturers in New Zealand is premium wine growing regions (Hawke is Bay and Gisborne). Utilise EIT is world class facilities which include a fully functioning winery, wine sensory laboratory, instrument laboratory and demonstration vineyard.
Health Science
Choosing a health profession as your career pathway offers you rewarding, challenging and varied job opportunities that can result in making a positive difference in people is lives. EIT is Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science is an interdisciplinary programme that provides the opportunity for qualified health professionals and health service managers to develop advanced practice knowledge and critical analysis skills. Students in this programme can specialise in the Global Health pathway which focuses on health in the international context.
English Language
At EIT, students will be able to improve their English in well-equipped classrooms, where the focus is on interaction and conversation. Students can make full use of EIT is Language Laboratory, where the focus is on helping them become fluent in English. EIT is a registered British Council IELTS Testing Centre offering exams throughout the year.
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Teaching quality

Eastern Institute of Technology lecturers have the latest knowledge and research in their field of expertise and are able to attract all-important research grants.
For students, it means highly qualified academics who have the most up-to-date learning available.
EIT is rated as one of the top two institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand for research excellence by the Tertiary Education Commission. This helps EIT secure funding through the Government is performance-based research fund. Government funding helps EIT continue to play a leading role in research in New Zealand.
The Institute is lecturers are in demand to work closely on research projects with universities, polytechnics, businesses and organisations at regional, national and international levels. They pass on their knowledge to the students via their teaching.

What is new

Eastern Institute of Technology is student Lydia Hartshorne, 27, was one of the 30 recipients of the Prime Minister is scholarship to the value of almost NZD 10,000.
Lydia will conduct an eight-week internship with The Business Bureau based in Beunos Airies.  She will develop the marketing strategy for The Business Bureau is client Watcha.live, a platform that integrally combines TV, internet, and technology, thereby converting devices into TV.
She said the work placement would be an adventure , and that the prospect of going to South America was an exciting one.
It was the first scholarship that I ever applied for, so I had no idea what to expect .
The scholarship was either for Asia or Latin America and the reason why I chose Latin America, and Argentina specifically, is because it is so similar to New Zealand.  So the likes of the wine and beef industry, both southern hemisphere also rugby is quite prominent in both countries so that was all really appealing to me.
Lydia said one of her Marketing lecturers Regan Cotter first persuaded her to sign up for the scholarship.
This is a life changing moment for Lydia and will be the launching pad for a very promising career in business.  This opportunity is a reflection of the hard work and dedication Lydia has placed into her Diploma of Wine Marketing and Bachelor of Business at EIT, said Regan Cotter.

Why study here?

Students at the Eastern Institute of Technology will get the kind of experiences that will help them gain the knowledge and skills to get ahead, whether they want to break into their chosen career or change direction in life.
They will experience being part of a vibrant learning community in one of New Zealand is top tertiary institutes, and be taught by experienced lecturers who have track records as respected academics and industry professionals.
Students will also get the benefit of EIT is long-established connections with industry throughout New Zealand. Many of the Institute is programmes are field-based to help them develop relevant work skills, gain practical experience, and get useful industry contacts which can set them on the path to a great job, all while they are studying.
They will also have the experience of studying at the modern, well-equipped campuses or at EIT is regional learning centres, and will gain invaluable experience using the facilities and state-of-the-art technology provided at the Institute.
At EIT, students will get the support they need to help make sure they get the rewards for their hard work. They will learn in classes that are the right size to make sure they get the support they need, and they can receive help and guidance with everything from study planning, to applying for a job after they complete their studies.
Students will be supported by lecturers who are highly accessible, within a learning environment where they are treated as individuals. Students will receive one-on-one attention to make sure they get the support required to succeed.

University Ranking

Diversity Index - Rank: 39

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 0.79%

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

NZ$ 15.000

Campus Accomodation Value

NZ$ 9.360

Undergraduate Value

NZ$ 21.280

Postgraduate Value

NZ$ 29.040

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6.5

Undergraduate : 6


Post Graduate : 79

Undergraduate : 60

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 5 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 4 / 5

Study Experience : 5 / 5

Life Experience : 5 / 5

Job Prospects : 5 / 5