Auckland Institute of Studies at St
Helens New Zealand
Auckland Institute of
Studies at St Helens (AIS St Helens) 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
Welcome to AIS St Helens, a
unique tertiary institution with a distinctive international focus. Since
its inception, this developing institute has attracted students and staff
from countries around the world and now has developed a number of close
relationships with leading educational institutions internationally. This
network has advantages for our international and New Zealand students.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate students 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 their goals.
On each campus we ensure that a friendly nurturing environment balances
and supports our rigorous and demanding academic programmes. We utilise a
variety of monitoring mechanisms to ensure that the quality of our
programmes is maintained at the highest international standards. Earning
an AIS St Helens academic qualification is for life, and requires each
student to demonstrate a high level of personal commitment and integrity.Studying at AIS St Helens is a uniquely rewarding experience.
EducationStudents and staff come from all over the world to study and teach at AIS
St Helens. Our programmes are focussed particularly on the global
marketplace and many of our students find work offshore after graduation.
Due to the mix of cultures at AIS St Helens, students gain unique
opportunities to learn, not only from books and lecturers, but also from
their classmates. Many cross-cultural friendships and business ventures
have developed within the AIS St Helens family.
OptionsStudents may choose to take International Business courses as part of
their Language and Culture programme. Also, International Business
students may select Language and Culture courses to meet their individual
career aspirations. For example, a Bachelor of International Business
student may undertake studies in Mandarin to gain an added advantage when
working with Chinese-speaking business people.
ClassesOur dedicated teaching staff enjoy personal contact with students and
class numbers are kept low to maintain quality standards. Typically there
are between 10 and 50 students in first-year degree classes. Compare this
to classes of over 300 elsewhere. As a result, our students receive
individual attention and are more able to maximise their potential at AIS
NurturingDue to the smaller class sizes, our lecturers have the time to get to know
students' personal study needs. If a student needs extra help, every
effort is made to assist the student to succeed.Fast-track ProgrammesOur flexible three-semester system allows students to fast-track
programmes. Dedicated students can complete a diploma or degree in a
shorter time than at most traditional institutions, allowing them to enter
the workforce more quickly.
of Entry DatesStudents may start a programme in January, May or September, or on any
Monday (except for the six-weekly test weeks) in the English Language
ProgrammesOur foundation programmes allow students to gain valuable study skills and
confidence before entering our diploma or degree programmes. Foundation
programmes are particularly useful for students with English as a second
language, and also suit those who have been out of the school system for
some time, or those who have not gained the necessary qualifications to
study at tertiary level.
TransferStudents applying to AIS St Helens from other institutions may apply for
credit transfers. Once students have arrived to begin their studies, they
should completethe Application for Cross-Credit form for consideration of credit