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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology and Polytechnic

NMIT was established in 1905 and is a large government owned institute situated in the sunniest region of New Zealand. NMIT is classed as a ‘Category 1’ institution, the highest ranking possible, by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). NMIT delivers technical, vocational and professional education at tertiary level. Our programmes create work-ready, world-ready graduates to meet the local, national and international job market needs. Students choose to study at NMIT for its world-class facilities, high standards of achievement, and personal attention from staff. NMIT offers many world-class qualifications from certificate to degree and masters level.

NMIT programme areas include: Aquaculture, Arts and Media, Business Management, Digital Technology, Conservation, Cookery and Hospitality, Counselling and Social Work, English Language, Fitness, Foundation Studies, Hair and Beauty, Health and Nursing, Horticulture, Maritime Studies, Tourism and Travel, and Viticulture and Wine. For more information about NMIT’s exciting programmes please go to www.nmit.ac.nz

Contact Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Physical address

322 Hardy Street
7042 Nelson
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Phone numbers

64 3 546 9175

  • Number of students: 7500
  • Number of international students: 1700
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Diploma
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Certificate II
  • Certificate I
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay
  • Onsite apartments

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Multi-faith

The Nelson-Marlborough region is at the heart of New Zealand’s aquaculture, horticulture, wine and fishing industries and plays a big role in forestry, aviation and tourism. Students enjoy pristine beaches, exquisite national parks and outdoor activities ranging from kayaking and kite-surfing to biking, hiking and more. Nelson and Blenheim are small, safe cities where students can relax and enjoy the laid-back Kiwi culture as well as great entertainment, cafes, shopping and festivals.

Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand.

Nelson's diverse geography captures everything from the long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains

Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Māori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

Walk the sun drenched sands of Golden Bay or head inland to Takaka and see the impossibly clear waters of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs. Walk Nelson's Abel Tasman track – it’s a three to five day walk – or, for a different view, take a sea kayaking tour around the coast and see a seal colony and little blue penguins bobbing in the water.

Or just relax. Sit in the sun, sip a wine from one of the local vineyards, and dine on the famous Nelson Bay scallops.

Accommodation options in Nelson range from basic backpacker lodges to luxury spa retreats, and everything in between.
Main centres: 

Nelson Central


Collingwood, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Motueka, Murchison, Richmond, St Arnaud, Takaka

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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