Study Abroad and Student Exchange

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.
Kayaking in the Abel Tasman
Kayaking in the Abel Tasman

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 which gives us privileged access to some of the best outdoor activities and scenery anywhere in the world.

Our region is famed for winemaking, aquaculture and adventure tourism amongst many other things, so whether you're keen to bottle your own vintage, get personal with mussels or go rafting, our Study Abroad programme offers you an easy pathway to come and enjoy it all.

Study options

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.

Nelson Campus

  • Art, Media and Design

  • Business

  • Computing and Information Technology

  • Marine Science

  • Social Work and Counselling

  • Sport, Recreation and Exercise

  • Elective courses in Māori Studies, Adventure Tourism, Civil Engineering and Contemporary Music

Course options

2018

Semester 1(external link)

Semester 2(external link)

Full year (Available if you choose to study for both semester 1 and 2 - February to November)

2018 Semester 1 and Semester 2(external link)

Marlborough Campus

Viticulture and Winemaking
Viticulture and Winemaking

Just 1.5 hours’ drive from Nelson, our Blenheim campus provides a standalone Study Abroad experience which allows you to immerse yourself in the world of winemaking. The Marlborough region produces 78% of New Zealand’s grapes for wine and is the home of the acclaimed New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc variety. Study during the semester 1 (February to June) and you can include a course that allows placement in a local winery producing your own vintage!

Course options

Accommodation

Nikau Apartments is the accommodation option located directly on NMIT’s Nelson campus, and they are the preferred location for Study Abroad students to live. Applications for Nikau Apartments should be completed at the earliest possible opportunity when applying to study abroad at NMIT as rooms are limited in number. Learn more and apply on the Nikau Apartments website(external link)

Other accommodation options(external link) near our campuses.

Key Dates

Our academic year runs from late February until the middle of November. As dates vary each year, it is important to check them for the year you are planning on arriving. Please arrive at least one week before the semester starts so you may participate in our international student orientation. When arranging your return flights home, please also ensure you book them departing after the last day of the examination period.

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Fees

Our study abroad fees are based on the number of credits you enrol in, for example;

  • 60 NMIT Credits (30 ECTS / 15 US Semester Credits) NZ$ 9,000
  • 45 NMIT Credits (22.5 ECTS / 11.25 US Semester Credits) NZ$ 6,750
  • Plus, a student services fee per 15 credit course $30

Living costs

In addition to your study fees, you will need to ensure you've planned for accommodation, books, insurance and general living expenses. Per semester (17 weeks), we estimate these may total around $7,000

How to apply

Whether you are applying direct, via your own institute or an education agent, the process is the same. Simply complete the following steps and we will be in touch.

  1. Download [PDF, 1.5 MB] the application form
  2. Complete the form either on screen or by printing and filling in by pen.
  3. Scan copies of your transcript and English test result (if required), and your form if you printed it.
  4. Email your application to us with your documents attached.

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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