Established in 1970, Manukau Institute of Technology has its campus in Otara, Auckland and an additional eight specialised campuses throughout Auckland. Manukau comprises seven faculties and a school focusing on tertiary studies. The seven faculties cover subjects as diverse as Business, Culinary and Hospitality Studies, Creative Writing, Engineering and Automotive Technology.
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is a government institution with high quality degree, diploma, certificate and English programmes. All programmes at Manukau Institute of Technology are NZQA quality assured and bachelor degrees are equal status to university degrees.
Every year over 20,000 students join a course at Manukau and this includes around 1,000 international students as well. MIT recognizes that international students bring a diverse and exciting element to their campus and the study life of all students. Many classes are small, teaching is interactive and learning is student-centred.
MIT provides students with a host of facilities and services to help you study successfully and to make the time you’re with us as enjoyable as possible.
To study at academic level you will need an English language level of IELTS 6.0 minimum or equivalent. For some programmes such as computing and some degree levels you will need IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Diploma Level Programmes
All India Senior School Certificate (10+2) or equivalent with with passes of 55% in 4 academic subjects
Bachelor Level Programmes
All India Senior School Certificate (10+2) or equivalent with with passes of 70% in 4 academic subjects
Make yourself at home at the Student Village, MIT's safe and sociable student accommodation. The affordable modern accommodation is a great way to become part of a friendly community and to build lifelong friendships.
About the Student Village
The Village has 14 fully furnished, self-contained houses with nine single bedrooms and a shared lounge and kitchen. Each house has two wings, both with a toilet and shower, and laundry facilities. Each bedroom has a computer desk, wireless internet, a single bed with bedding and a wardrobe. And for your leisure and convenience, each house has a lounge with a television and phone, and common room facilities are available for all residents.
Homestays are a great way to learn about New Zealand culture and improve your English. Your family will provide you with a single bedroom, meals and clean bed linen and towels. Living with a new family for the first time can be challenging for students and host families.
A student homestay bedroom includes basic furniture such as a bed, study table, chair, wardrobe and/or cupboard. Students are entitled to uninterrupted study time in their bedroom.
Flatting (renting) by yourself
Flatting is a popular way that students in New Zealand live, where students share an apartment or house (‘flat’) and household expenses. Flatting is usually cheaper than living in student accommodation or hostels, although flatting has other challenges.
Flatting may be a good option for second year students, older students, and those who are familiar with living in New Zealand.
Hostels and other accommodation
New Zealand has many independently run hostels and other student accommodation. Hostels provide your own bedroom but generally you have to share a bathroom.