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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Check whether Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Nelson, New Zealand
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    5879
  • International students
    1357
  • Nationalities
    50
  • Total programs
    22
  • Acceptance rate
    -

Study abroad at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is a government-owned institute located in Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand. It offers over 100 qualifications from certificate through to postgraduate level, and has developed a specialism in areas including aquaculture, maritime/marine, viticulture and wine, and aviation engineering. NMIT is an NZQA Category 1 Institute and is the largest education and training provider in the region.

NMIT has two campuses, with the main campus being located in Nelson's vibrant city center, and the Marlborough campus which is a 20-minute walk from Blenheim. Each of their campuses offer programs designed to complement the business and industry demands of the area.

The Institute boasts award-winning facilities and has credible links with local companies, organizations and industries. SANITI, the Institute's student's association, is run by students and offers support and help with employment, as well as running events and services.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology logo

Why study at NMIT?

  • Approved programs

    All qualifications are approved at the highest Category 1 standard by NZQA

  • Award-winning facilities

    Modern facilities including the award-winning Creative Industries building

Life as an international student

NMIT welcomes 1,000 international students from around 35 different countries every year. When you arrive, you’ll meet student services staff who will help you settle into your new city and your studies at NMIT.

A student adviser will take you on a campus tour and introduce you to the student association and key members of staff. You’ll also be given an orientation of your new local area, help setting up a bank account, and be shown where everything is, such as shops, police stations and doctors.

The Institute offers learning facilitators who can help with any aspect of learning. The team offers one-on-one training as well as a range of seminars or small group sessions.

Student reviews for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Overall rating
2.97142857 stars
Based on 7 reviews
Overall experience
3.4286 stars
Accommodation
2.7143 stars
Academic
3.4286 stars
University facilities
2.7143 stars
University social
2.5714 stars
  • Olivia Cook
    United States
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    1 stars
    University facilities
    1 stars
    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Acquatic Pathobiology
    Tell us about Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
    The library was never quiet, and also very small- so I found it really difficult to study. Plus, the library was only open until about 5 Monday-Friday. I also think the school really could have helped me in finding accommodation. I loved living with the lady I was renting from, but it was a pretty far bike ride. Plus, its strange being a college student living with an adult. Also, there was no transportation links of any kind getting to and from school. So yes, I really really enjoyed my time here and I learned so so much from my teachers, but there definitely is room for improvement.
  • Julia Henrich
    Germany
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Information Technology
    Tell us about Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
    SANITI and their international activities is a big plus. I also really liked studying and meeting people in Kowhai Lounge.
  • Bennet Lahde
    Germany
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Agribusiness
    Tell us about Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
    The overall performance was great. But everything is quite expensive and fitness opportunities are missing.
  • Judith Brenner
    Germany
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology International Business
    Tell us about Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
    The university is good. There are a lot of buildings but it is not too big to get lost. SANITI is wonderful as they offer a lot of activities or free food. The library is nice but could have longer opening hours. The teachers are very friendly and supportive. All in all it is a good university. Only the accommodation on campus is not for students who want to have a social life as you are not allowed to be loud or to have more than 5 people in your room. So even if you study in your study group, if you're too loud you can get asked to leave.
  • Claire Lunzer
    United States
    Overall experience 1 stars
    Academic
    1 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    1 stars
    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Environmental Science
    Tell us about Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
    There is a huge lack in student life. I’ve been super disappointed in the quality of education. I feel like I’ve learned nothing. I am not the only student who feels like this.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Skills classes
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology programs

Fees and funding

Scholarships are a great way to help reduce your study costs. Every year Nelson Marlborough award $100,000 to students.

Only for English Pathway Program (16 weeks) - if student intends to enter a bachelor's program, full tuition is covered by NMIT. If students are going for a Graduate Diploma, 50% tuition is covered by NMIT.

Scholarship for bachelor's programs and NZ Diploma in Civil Engineering - NZ$3,000 scholarship.

Location

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

322 Hardy St, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

NMIT is located in New Zealand’s sunniest region. With a Mediterranean climate in a seaside setting, Nelson is one of the country’s top destinations for those looking for a well-balanced, outdoors orientated lifestyle.

Visa requirements for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Many international students will require a visa to study in New Zealand, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

New Zealand student visa requirements