Food and Hospitality

Develop your career

in a booming global


Studying food and hospitality in New Zealand prepares you for the

diverse job opportunities available in one of the world’s largest industries.

Why study food and hospitality in New Zealand?

Turn your dream of working in hostels, resorts, restaurants or cafes into reality. Gain real workplace skills, hands-on experience in industry and the knowledge you need to succeed in the food and hospitality sector.

Learn from tutors with strong industry experience and networks, and experience authentic training environments such as bars, cafes and student-run cafes. There are many opportunities to gain further qualifications and skills.

Ranked one of the most peaceful and least corrupt nations on Earth, New Zealand has a relaxed lifestyle that encourages you to balance studying with exploring the country’s thriving food and hospitality scene.

New Zealand’s food culture makes the most of our exceptional fresh ingredients and willingness to embrace flavours from all over the world. Our tourism and hospitality industries make the most of our beautiful unspoilt wilderness areas, bustling modern cities and friendly people.

Working while studying can be a good way to gain New Zealand work experience and help support you while you’re studying abroad.

Student visa holders may be able to work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during scheduled holidays, depending on their programme of study. Masters by research or PhD students may work full-time throughout their studies.

You can study up to three consecutive programmes over five years on a single Pathway Student Visa.

Find out more about working while studying on Immigration New Zealand’s Study + Work website.

Studying food and hospitality in New Zealand gives you the internationally-recognised qualifications and highly mobile skills you’ll need to succeed in the world’s largest industry.

Work placements will give you valuable industry connections, and you’ll build capability skills such as English language proficiency, punctuality, self-confidence, presentation skills, communication and teamwork.

Be part of a growth industry – the tourism and hospitality sector is New Zealand’s second-largest export earner, and some hospitality and food jobs are on our skills shortage list.