Studying from overseas with Open Polytechnic

We specialise in supporting students studying in their own time and place wherever they might be.

Distance delivery by Open Polytechnic allows you to gain New Zealand-accredited vocational qualifications while studying in your own country. Once you complete your study, we can also help you to continue to study at partner education providers in New Zealand.

While studying overseas, you will be able to use Open Polytechnic’s full range of learning support services, including our online study services. Your tutors will be available to you via email, phone and fax. You can also make arrangements with us to sit examinations overseas, if the courses you choose require an exam. There may be costs associated with this. See our examinations page for more information. Some courses have special requirements – see the course information for the course you are interested in for more details.

Global qualifications for international students

A number of our qualifications can be studied overseas by international students. 

International students will pay international course fees plus an international handling charge. The international course fees can be found by selecting the qualification or course you are interested in, and selecting ‘See International’ under the Fees information. If you have any questions regarding studying as an international student with Open Polytechnic, please email the Academic Registrar.