Who is Nan Tien Institute?

Are you interested in a holistic education that will give you the qualifications to pursue a unique and meaningful career path, or take you forward in your current career?

Or do you have a thirst for knowledge and want to experience a powerful study opportunity that will change the way you look at life and engage with the world around you?

Welcome to Nan Tien Institute (NTI), Australia’s first tertiary institution grounded in Applied Buddhist wisdom. NTI is the place for quality education and cultural exchange.

Vision and Mission

NTI's vision is to support and inspire learning and the pursuit of research and creative practice. It is a place for the exchange of arts and culture. It contributes to the advancement and integration of knowledge, culture and ethical understanding for the benefit of humanity in an increasingly complex and globally interdependent world. more

Learning Environment - Campus

Students at NTI will enjoy the learning environment provided by the recently opened Wollongong Tertiary Campus, Art Gallery and Cultural Centre. They will also have the unique and limited opportunity to study opposite the Nan Tien Temple – the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Read more about the innovative new development below, inspired by the lotus flower and incorporating architecture condusive to learning and collaboration.

The NTI Student Experience

NTI students and teachers come from a wide range of backgrounds. Hear what they have to say. more

Personal and Professional Enhancement

Nan Tien Institute offers a unique study opportunity that will change your life personally and professionally. This innovative learning environment supports the belief that education is an essential part of a life-long quest for knowledge, skills and wisdom. more

Unique and Innovative Courses

NTI is a secular tertiary Institute, providing a unique and innovative range of courses designed to educate non-Buddhists, and the world's growing Buddhist community. It caters for those interested in... more

Academic support

NTI offers comprehensive academic support for students - from extensive teacher, peer and administration support, to broad library facilities and IT services. more

A Social Experience

NTI offers more than just an opportunity for Buddhist-inspired academic study. Being a student at NTI is also a social experience outside of the classroom. From meeting new people with similar interests and joining social activities; to eating-out on campus and experiencing the abundant array of activities off-campus - an NTI education really is a holistic experience. more