Nan Tien Institute

Established in 2009, Nan Tien Institute (NTI), located on the South Coast of NSW is an accredited Higher Education provider offering programs in Applied Buddhist studies, Health and Social Wellbeing and English Language.

NTI's vision is to provide innovative learning methodologies in Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, Technology and Buddhist Research.

As part of a dynamic international learning community that spans Australia, the US and Asia, NTI is the fourth in a series of tertiary education facilities established worldwide. All are grounded in Buddhist wisdom and educate over 10,000 students.

With a new $40 million campus opposite award winning major tourist attraction Nan Tien Temple (the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere) NTI has the facilities to support students in their academic endeavours in a safe and nurturing environment.

NTI aims to be recognised internationally for its outstanding award-winning location, unique teaching approach, world renowned lecturers and researchers, and high-achieving and enlightened students.

Provider CRICOS: 03233C

Entry requirements for Nan Tien Institute

For all courses, either a Bachelor degree with a major in Humanities or Social Sciences or relevant work experience and professional training of at least three years, e.g. counselling and related areas is required.

English Language Proficiency: For applicants who have not completed substantial tertiary studies in English, IELTS (academic version only) 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each subtest or TOEFL equivalent is required.

Transfering your previous study credits

Nan Tien Institute will provide recognition of prior learning (RPL) from a recognised higher education institution (for example, a university), vocational education provider (for example, TAFE), or an accredited training agency.

Nan Tien Institute will grant maximum credit for prior learning which is consistent with a student's prospects of success in a course and minimise the workload required to complete a course.

To receive an award from Nan Tien Institute at least 50% of the full credit value of the course must be completed at Nan Tien Institute as a Nan Tien Institute student enrolled in the course.

Credit for advanced standing will be granted on a consistent basis, according to principles and precedents developed within Nan Tien Institute.
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