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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.

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Uni facts

  • Nelson, New Zealand
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 6024
  • Program types Bachelor's degrees, Undergraduate certificates, Diplomas, Postgraduate certificates, Postgraduate diplomas, Master's
  • Programs total 117
  • Acceptance rates -
  • Nationalities -
  • International Students -

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 a 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.

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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

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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 life & facilities

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  • 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.

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Diplomas / Graduate Diplomas / Bachelors - US$12,200 / year (NZ$18,900 / year) Postgraduate Diplomas - US$13,500 / program (NZ$20,900 / program) Master - US$18,390 / year (NZ$28,450 / year)

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.


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.

  • To Nelson Airport

    15 minutes

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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