NMIT - Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Start your career in one of NZ’s most beautiful locations. If you are looking for a great start to your career after school, NMIT offers a range of top quality and relevant programmes, with the bonus of being located in the spectacular Nelson/Marlborough region. 

As well as an education that can take you anywhere, studying at NMIT means you can enjoy the scenery, beaches, sunny climate, culture and relaxed lifestyle the top of the South offers. 

With campuses in Nelson, Marlborough and Auckland, NMIT offers over 100 programmes at certificate, diploma or degree level across a broad range of areas. More than 4,000 students are enrolled each year at NMIT, providing the vibrancy, variety and life that is a big part of tertiary study. 

NMIT works alongside local and regional businesses to ensure their programmes are relevant and are developed and delivered with the real world and your future in mind.  Adventure Tourism, Aquaculture, Conservation, Digital Design, IT, a range of Trades, Retail, and Winemaking – the careers of the future are on offer at NMIT today.    

Getting underway with NMIT

If you don’t think you are ready or maybe don’t have enough credits for the course you want, NMIT offers a range of foundation or preparatory courses to get you underway.  You may also find that some of these are free.  

Check out the nine free NMIT Youth Guarantee courses.

View all of the NMIT Programmes and Courses here.

Want to get half a degree for free? You can save a massive amount at NMIT if you went to a school in the region and want to get yourself a degree. Check it out here.

What's where at NMIT?

NMIT’s Nelson Campus is in the centre of Nelson, close to the cafes, bars and life the city is noted for. Among the facilities on offer at NMIT are the modern Creative Industries building (a fully digitally equipped arts, design and media facility) and the purpose-built Applied Technology building (including the latest trades workshop spaces and maritime simulation technologies). 

With Marlborough producing over 75% of New Zealand’s wine, the Marlborough Campus is a natural home to NMIT’s Viticulture programmes. Also based there are the Aquaculture programmes (one of NZ’s fastest growing industries) and the NMIT Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering programmes linked to the RNZAF Woodbourne airbase. 

The Auckland campus pretty much caters for international students and is weighted towards postgraduate studies.   

NMIT – accomodation 

In Nelson, first year students in particular can live on campus with other students in modern one, two, three or four bedroom apartments and enjoy convenient access to classes and facilities, the Library Learning Centre and all the amenities of the city 

Check out nikauapartments.co.nz. 

 Nikau Apartments: Student questions and answers  

The Marlborough campus is able to provide some accommodation in houses around the airbase for aircraft maintenance students.  

Programmes on offer at NMIT: 

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology website

Find Accommodation

New Zealand Polytechnics