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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

New Zealand


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is a high-quality government owned tertiary education provider which is based at the top of the South Island in New Zealand, with campuses in Nelson and Marlborough. Each campus offers a different mix of programmes from certificate to postgraduate level.

Students can choose from over 100 qualifications approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to the highest Category 1 standard. NMIT's internationally recognised qualifications are developed in partnership with industry to make sure they reflect current and future workforce trends. Students will work on real-world projects and gain practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge.

NMIT offers individualised attention from its small class sizes and with its experienced, industry-savvy teaching staff. NMIT students will also benefit from its award-winning facilities, modern learning environment and all of its latest technology.

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What's new

What's new

NMIT is the first NZQA approved Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) to offer new international students online study options they can complete in their home country. International students can now gain a NZQA accredited qualification from their home country. They can choose to start their study online and complete it in New Zealand or online for the full duration.

Online study options:


  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management
  • Master of Applied Management


  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL Levels 3 – 5)
  • Master of Applied Management


Students commencing online study in 2020/ 2021 and successfully passing their course (30 or 60 credits) will be awarded scholarships toward their tuition fees for further study in NMIT.

Scholarship awards on offer:

  • NZD3,000 for students progressing to the Master of Applied Management
  • NZD2,000 for students progressing to a postgraduate diploma or graduate diploma

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Government owned

NMIT is a government institute established over 100 years ago in 1905. It is funded by the government and all qualifications are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

The highest NZQA approved qualifications

Students can be confident of achieving qualifications that compare to leading educational institutions all around the world. All qualifications offered by NMIT at certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate level are approved at the highest Category 1 standard by NZQA.

Industry experienced tutors

Students will be taught and supported by experienced, industry-savvy tutors and support staff from a wide range of countries. The NMIT staff professional development programme ensures the student learning experience is current with international best practices.

Award-winning facilities and technologies

Over $43 million has been invested in recent years in a range of modern facilities. These include the award-winning creative industries building and the very latest maritime simulation software suite. The facilities have been built so students receive the best learning experience and enjoy access to the latest equipment to prepare them for employment.

Credible industry links and placements

NMIT programmes are developed in consultation, and delivered in partnership, with local companies, organisations and industries. Students will meet and be taught by experts from their future profession. In many programmes, students will experience placements- designed to give them a taste of their new career.

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Study options

Study options

NMIT offers more than 100 programmes at certificate, diploma or degree level across a broad range of study areas. Some programmes are also available online or involve a combination of online and onsite workshops.

NMIT covers study areas that include...

  • Arts and design
  • Aviation engineering
  • Business
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Civil engineering
  • Computing and information technology
  • English language
  • Interior design
  • Maritime
  • Marine biology & aquaculture
  • Viticulture and winemaking
  • Sports and recreation
  • Social sciences

Visit the NMIT website to view the complete list of study options on offer.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Depending on the student's country and what level they are looking to study, there are different entry requirements.

Applicants to NMIT's graduate diploma or postgraduate diploma programmes typically need to have an undergraduate degree, which can be in any discipline. However, a good breadth of high-level management experience over a number of years may allow special entry to NMIT's graduate and postgraduate business programmes.

In addition, if students are non-native speakers of English and have not studied at degree level in an English-speaking country, they will be required to meet English language requirements.

If student qualifications are different to those from New Zealand, students must check for the equivalent requirements for their country. Students must visit NMIT's individual programme pages for checking entry requirements as well.

Students who are unable to meet entry requirements can take up NMIT's tertiary preparation programme and NZCEL English pathway. Through these, NMIT will work with students to help them develop a learning plan tailored to their study goals.

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A world-class education in beautiful New Zealand...

NMIT students can choose to study in its Nelson or Marlborough campus, based in New Zealand.

New Zealand is an English-speaking democracy in the south Pacific region, approximately 1,600 kilometres south-east of Australia. It consists of two main islands - the North Island and the South Island as well as several smaller islands. It is similar in geographical size to Japan.

With a population of just over 4 million, New Zealanders (or ''Kiwis'' as they are sometimes known) are renowned for their friendliness.

New Zealand is ranked the world's fourth most peaceful country (Global Peace Index). Its economy is stable and many things are reasonably affordable.

It has a high standard of living and the quality of education in New Zealand ranks highly by world standards. The Economist magazine's Intelligence Unit ranked New Zealand the number one English speaking country in the world for preparing students for the future.

Students may be eligible to work whilst they study.

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NMIT campuses offer programmes designed to complement the business and industry demands of the area.

Nelson campus

NMIT's main campus is located in Nelson's vibrant city centre. The Nelson campus location means quick and easy access to the cafes, bars and shopping in Nelson city.

Students are never far from anywhere - whether it's quality urban time they're after, or a break in one of the many city parks and public spaces nearby. Getting around is a breeze, especially on a bike, though the city is easily walkable.

The Nelson campus is based on a single city block and is an open and easy to navigate environment.

Marlborough campus

Nestled among mountain ranges, fertile plains, intricate waterways and thriving aviation, aquaculture and viticulture industries, the Marlborough campus delivers real world learning at its finest.

About 20 minutes' walk from Blenheim city centre, the attractive Marlborough campus offers viticulture, aviation and other programmes that support local industry. While the Marlborough campus is the smaller of NMIT's main campuses, students will benefit from its on-site vineyard, a world-class wine research centre, library and cafe.

For students who have taken up study options in aviation, most of their time will be spent at the RNZAF Woodbourne air force base in Blenheim. NMIT aircraft maintenance and engineering programmes are practical and hands on, helping students feel part of their chosen industry from the get-go.

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