Important information regarding our response to COVID 19 See more
We are facing unprecedented times and want to ensure all our learners are kept up to date about actions we are taking to care for your health.
30 March 2020
You may be eligible for the Government's wage subsidy scheme(external link) if you have been working to cover education costs. There is also now a freeze on rent increases(external link) and you could try approaching your landlord to temporarily reduce your rent. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has just released some useful information for domestic students in its latest bulletin(external link) that covers subsidies, fees, StudyLink and other topics.
Yes, it is a condition of all international student visas that students attend and make progress in their studies. Attendance on campus is not an option under New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 and NMIT is moving to full online delivery on 6 April 2020. We expect that students are attending online as required. Students need to follow instructions regarding attending and progressing in their studies or they may breach the conditions of their student visas.
I am a Level 9 Applied Management international student. I failed a course and need to re-enrol for the course which commences in May. Is there any help I can get with fees?
Unfortunately, you would need to re-enrol whether we were in lockdown or not. You could approach SANITI(external link) for suggestions on how to assist with fees in the present situation.
NMIT students will be studying full time online from 6 April 2020 and at present, are expected to study remotely including researching, writing assessments, reading and completing any online materials that are already available for the programme in which they are enrolled.
With effect from 25 March 2020, however, the Government has extended the work rights of international students currently working in:
International students are, however, still expected to continue their studies and should discuss their plans with NMIT as it is expected study requirements will still be completed. Go to the Immigration NZ website(external link) for full details.
No, learners are not on holiday and are expected to continue with their studies from home. This could include reading and revision of materials and online resources. The suspension of classes will give NMIT time to ensure all systems can be prepared to resume successful online teaching and assessment from 6 April. There is no change to NMIT’s scheduled term breaks.
Below are some email addresses you can use to contact NMIT:
Academic queries - email@example.com
Enrolment queries - firstname.lastname@example.org
International Enrolments and Visa queries - email@example.com
International support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Library and Learner Services - email@example.com
Māori support and Māori studies - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlborough and Base Woodbourne Campuses - email@example.com
SANITI - firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships - email@example.com
Trades Academy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trades curriculum areas - email@example.com
For student wellbeing support provided by senior counselling students call 021 246 6711.
Programme areas will be in touch with all those who have a practical component to their programme, at present please concentrate on theory.
No transfer fee will be charged for the short course timetable being adjusted.
Yes, the processing of these applications will continue.
As you will now be aware, everyone is required to stay at home for four weeks from 11.59pm Wednesday 25 March, excluding those involved in essential services. See the NZ COVID-19 website(external link) for more information on self-isolation.
To keep yourself well, the following is recommended:
We have not received any reports of staff or students being directly affected by COVID-19.
Symptoms reported for people with COVID-19 include mild to severe respiratory illness, similar to influenza. This includes fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
Refer to the information provided by the Ministry of Health(external link)
Please call your local medical clinic or Contact Healthline. Please call first before visiting a doctor.
Our Fees, Charges and Refunds policy says that students are not eligible for a refund after a programme start date. We can give you an option to defer your studies to the next available intake. If you decide not to return to complete your studies, you need to apply for a refund from the insurance company. The approval and amount of the refund lies solely with the insurance company.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible options. You may be able to defer your studies to the next available intake.
When you are in New Zealand, our team can assist you with your visa application. We cannot assist you with your visa application when you are not in New Zealand. If you have an agent, please contact them for assistance.
This is a dedicated COVID-19 helpline (or +64 9 358 5453 for overseas SIMs). It’s free to call, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with interpreters on hand to help with translation.
This helpline is for specific COVID-19 related immigration queries:
Information and advice(external link) for international students under Alert Level 4