China is an important trading partner for New Zealand and we've developed strong links with several Chinese universities.

If you’re looking at doing business in China, we have many resources that can help - from our knowledgeable and experienced staff to our skilled graduates with Chinese experience to Mandarin language classes.

Partner Institutes in China

As well as attracting Chinese students to study in Nelson and Marlborough, we have hundreds of students who are completing NMIT qualifications in China. Our staff regularly visit China to teach on these programmes.

Our partners

Programmes they teach

Hubei Polytechnic University(external link) (HBPU)
Nelson’s sister city of Huangshi

Arts and Media

Hunan University of Technology(external link)(external link)

Arts and Media

Guangdong Engineering Polytechnic(external link)

Civil Engineering
Guangdong Polytechnic Institute(external link) Computer Generated Imagery
Ningxia University(external link) Viticulture and Wine Making
Master of Applied Management
Guangzhou City Construction College Information Technology (2024)

Other Partners, we have agreements with

Our partners

NMIT Programmes studied

Beijing University of Agriculture

Viticulture and Winemaking
Master of Applied Management
Ningxia Wine Education Institute Viticulture and Winemaking
Master of Applied Management
North Minzu University Master of Applied Management
Qingdao Agriculture University Aquaculture
Master of Applied Management
Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Hydroelectric Power  


Confucius Institute Resource Centre

Our Confucius Institute Resource Centre(external link) opened in 2013 on the Nelson Campus within the business department and is affiliated with the University of Canterbury’s Confucius Institute, accredited by the headquarters of the Confucius Institute in Beijing. Situated around the world to promote Chinese language and culture and mutually beneficial economic relationships.

Chinese Language Classes

Through the Confucius Institute Resource Centre, we offer a range of evening community Mandarin language classes(external link) in Nelson. Students are encouraged to participate in the globally-recognised Chinese Language Proficiency Level Test (HSK) and have the opportunity to apply for Confucius Institute (CI) scholarships to study in China.

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