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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology prepares you to be work and world ready. Gain internationally respected qualifications right here at the top of the south.

Distance Learning Courses

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The Nelson Technical School (the forerunner of NMIT) was set up in 1904 and the building was designed by Stead Ellis, a trained architect and secretary to the Nelson Education Board. The doors opened in 1905, initially offering classes in cookery, engineering, woodwork, commerce, craft, secretarial and plumbing. 

Since the mid 1990s, we have attracted significant numbers of international students.


NMIT offers more than 100 programmes at certificate, diploma or degree level across a broad range of study areas.Based in Te Tauihu, abundant in natural resources, we specialise in studies to support the region. This gives our ākonga (students) access to high-quality facilities and equipment and connects them to industry leaders and employers, offering practical study and direct employment opportunities.With study designed to fit around life, you can study on campus, online or on the job, see more about flexible learning here.

  • Adventure Tourism  

  •  Conservation

  • Aquaculture 

  •   Horticulture

  • Aviation Engineering   

  • Maritime

  • Career Development   

  • Viticulture and Winemaking


  • Aquaculture, Arts & Media, Business, Education, Health, Fitness, Social Sciences, Technology, Tourism, Viticulture & Wine. 
  • There's a strong focus on good quality applied research that is relevant to our community and region. 
  • Our research tends to be more applied than theoretical and tutors and students work on real-world projects to help disseminate information in the community where it can be useful. 
  • Our range of expertise in research is wide-ranging - everything from accounting to aquaculture. Our research links with other institutions in several countries also contribute to developing evidence and guidance on global problems. 


Housing services

Nikau Apartments - Nelson campus

  • Live with other students in a secure, modern and study friendly apartment. Located right on the Nelson Campus, just a few minute's walk from Nelson city centre. With a total of 42 apartments in three blocks, you can choose to live in a single bedroom or share a two, three or four bedroom apartment. Visit the Nikau Apartments website for more information about pricing or to book.
Homestay accommodation
  • Live with a local family in Nelson or Marlborough in your own furnished room. Some international students prefer homestay accommodation because they use English at home every day with their host family.

Student Life

Campus life

The Nelson Campus is located near the city’s vibrant centre and is just a short five-minute walk to café’s, craft breweries, sustainable grocers, bakeries and great shopping, and art galleries. Surrounded by parks and close to many walking and biking tracks, the garden like campus is the perfect location to choose for your learning journey. 

Sports facilities

Our outdoor AstroTurf sports court is available to use for games of soccer, tennis, netball or basketball. Learners can borrow equipment from the student support team or feel free to use your own. 

The court has a "super turf" finish suitable for accommodating multiple sports. It also has a raised seating area with shade sail.

The court is regularly utilised for group fitness instruction and speed and strength training techniques by fitness students.

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

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