Study Abroad and Student Exchange

Enrol at NMIT for a summer, semester or even a full year as part of our Study Abroad and Student Exchange programme.

Come and experience the best that New Zealand has to offer whilst continuing your studies and gaining all important credits. NMIT's Nelson and Marlborough campuses are located at the top of the South Island, giving us privileged access to some of the best outdoor activities and scenery anywhere in the world.


A great base from which to explore the outdoors
Nelson and Marlborough are great bases from which to explore the outdoors

At NMIT study abroad and exchange, students can study in the subject area of their major and include courses from other subject areas, dependent on timetable clashes and meeting necessary prerequisites. 

Get the credit you deserve 

Most of our courses are worth 15 NMIT Credits (7.5 ECTS/3.75 US Semester Credits).

Choosing a full year of study would equate to between 90 and 120 credits.

At NMIT most of our Bachelor's Degrees are completed in 3 years. Level 5 is a degree's first year, and students graduate after completing level 7. 

Student experiences

Hear from our students about what makes this place special.


“Study abroad is a great opportunity for everyone to become independent, get to know new cultures and countries and see different types of learning around the world with new career ideas. I would like to thank NMIT and everyone who made my semester here simple, uncomplicated and eventful.”

Markus Ottersbach from Germany, shown here visiting a local winery on the beautiful Nelson coast with Thierry from Luxembourg and Callie from the USA.

NMIT football team

NMIT football team

The NMIT football team is a great way to make new friends from New Zealand and around the world.  This year we have players from New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia and Europe. The team play in the third division of Nelson’s league, having great fun on the pitch and socialising throughout the week. Study Abroad at NMIT and have the chance to join the team!

Watch the team play(external link)

International Study Abroad students share their experiences studying at NMIT.

Student stories 

In this video, Tamara Arellano Mora from the United States of America and Martin Venaas from Norway talk about their experiences at NMIT.

Watch video(external link)

Meet the Jorgens(external link)

Meet the Jørgens

Three Norwegians. All from the same university. All studying information technology at NMIT, and all named "Jørgen". The trio spent an adventure-filled semester in the Nelson Tasman region and loved it.

Read their story(external link)

Welcome USA!

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We have joined the USA Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more students from the USA to gain international experience through study abroad programs. We welcome USA students to join NMIT for a study abroad semester, year, certificate, diploma or degree.

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