Our Wellington and Manawatū campuses are open, Auckland remains closed at AL3. More information.

Global Student-Athlete (GSA)

GSA combines high-performance coaching and training for male and female student-athletes with one or two semesters of study. The training and conditioning sessions are structured to be available outside your normal classroom hours.  This enables you to keep up with your studies.

All GSA options are based in the student city of Palmerston North. You will train with the elite sportspeople of the Manawatu region and have opportunities to engage with both professional athletes and New Zealand representatives of your sport.

  • Strength and Conditioning provides athletes from any sport with structured personal training sessions to improve their stamina and fitness.
  • Rugby is an opportunity for overseas rugby players to train alongside professional coaches and athletes in New Zealand.
  • Golf offers weekly private lessons, matches with a golf pro, a course, driving range, and practice fairway membership, and reciprocal rights at other courses.
  • Cricket includes coaching by international players, weekly training sessions, placement into a local cricket team, and enrolment in Elite Sport Services.

Lineout.jpg Study Abroad and Student Exchange

Students coming on our study abroad or exchange programmes will take a full semester of courses in conjunction with GSA.  The credit you gain from your courses will transfer back to your degree.

Accelerator Scholarships

There are no extra forms to fill out to be considered for one of our Accelerator Scholarships.  The awards will provide up to NZ $750 toward the GSA programme fee.