Study in New Zealand

Get a world-class education in beautiful New Zealand. You'll be joining over 1,000 international students from around 35 different countries who choose to study with us each year. We can't wait to meet you!

We know that choosing to come to another country to study is a big decision. You need an institute that understands your needs. We are experienced in welcoming international learners and we have great support services in place to help you succeed.

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.

Why study in New Zealand?

Our people

New Zealand has a population of just over 4 million and New Zealanders (or Kiwis as they are sometimes known) are renowned for their friendliness. First settled by Maori (the indigenous people) more than 800 years ago, the country today is ethnically diverse. Pakeha (New Zealand Europeans) make up 67.6% of the population followed by Maori 14.6%, Pacific Islanders 6.9%, Asian 9.2% and other 12%. 

Don't be surprised to be made to feel right at home. New Zealanders will welcome you to their country and encourage you to make the most of being here, to get out and explore the mountains, beaches and cities.

It is often said that everyone in New Zealand migrated here at some point, this means it is well embraced and our communities are highly multi-cultural.

It's peaceful

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

Quality education

New Zealand has a high standard of living and the quality of education in New Zealand ranks highly by world standards.

Employment opportunities

You may be eligible to work whilst you study. Refer to NZ Study Work (external link) for more information.

Why study with us?

  • Our qualifications are internationally recognised and developed in partnership with industry to make sure they reflect current and future workforce trends. You will work on real-world projects and gain practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge.
  • Experienced, industry-savvy teaching staff who will get to know you by name
  • Award-winning facilities, modern learning environments and all the latest technology
  • We have been welcoming international students for over 20 years. We know what you need and we have a dedicated International Student Support team here to help you.
  • We are a Government-owned institute established in 1905. Our 100+ qualifications are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to the highest Category 1 standard.
  • In a 2015 survey of first impressions, 99% of international students said NMIT 'met or exceeded' their expectations
  • We have three vibrant campuses, located in Nelson, Blenheim and Auckland. Each offers a different mix of programmes from certificate to postgraduate level.

What can I study at NMIT?

Take a look at the list of programmes available to International Students.

Summer School

Our Summer School programmes start in November each year. They are designed to prepare you for further study in New Zealand.

More information

United Nations Development Programme - Human Development Reports (external link)

Study in New Zealand (external link)

New Zealand Now (external link)

Immigration New Zealand (external link)

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