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Study in Nelson

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Why study in Nelson?

Nelson is a city in New Zealand, located on the north coast of the country’s South Island. It’s one of the oldest cities in New Zealand, and is well known for its vibrant arts scene and stunning natural landscapes. Nelson is one of New Zealand’s sunniest cities, with over 2,500 hours of sunshine a year, and boasts long golden beaches, green forests and rugged mountains.

The city is home to two higher education institutions, giving it a strong student presence. Students studying in Nelson can enjoy loads of events and festivals throughout the year, including a number of musical festivals, arts festivals and an annual regatta. Nelson also has a number of museums, parks and a zoo, as well as being home to a number of sports teams.

Universities in Nelson

Student reviews for Nelson

  • 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
    This is a very small and quiet town. The only form of public transportation around town are Taxis, which are really expensive. However, there is still nightlife and we had fun on the weekends.
  • 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
    I felt super safe and welcomed. City isn't to big not to much to see but easy to reach everything
  • 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 Business Economics
    Tell us about Nelson
    It was a nice atmosphere and I felt welcome. The people are very friendly and I loved staying in Nelson
  • 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
    I study in Nelson. It is a small but cute city. You should not expect a big nightlife. But there are a few quite nice bars. Within one minute you are in the city centre from NMIT thus you have a lot of luck opportunities. And the best about Nelson: within 10 minutes you are in the bush for hiking, biking or jogging but within 10 minutes the other way you are at the beach. This is a fantastic combination. Furthermore it is close to the Abel Tasman Nationalpark and the Blenheim Wine Region.
  • Monika Karacsony
    Hungary
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Business Economics
    Tell us about Nelson
    Nelson is a kind place with kind old people. The only young community is on nmit. Nelson is small enough to reach everything by foot or a bike. I heard there are busses but I only used them once. After 2-3 months it’s possible to know the whole city. My favorite are the beaches and Saturday market and the walking paths like center rod New Zealand . Night life is kind of ok. Couple of small places everybody knows everyone after a short time. The city is absolutely safe, have never had any complications. It is great that Richmond is also so close if students needs to do a bigger shopping. I wouldn’t say that Nelson is a student city at all like Wellington but students can spend a nice time here.

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