About Nan Tien Institute (NTI)

Launched in 2011, within the grounds of the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, in Wollongong, Australia, Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering courses in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing. The institute was founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.

Today NTI operates from its own state-of-the-art campus on the South Coast of New South Wales. Our teaching is informed by the principles of contemplative education and fosters an environment for holistic learning. Our students are equipped to contribute to the advancement and integration of knowledge, culture and ethical understanding, in own lives and within the lives of others.

Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, Applied Mindfulness and Mental Health. NTI also offers customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health. Our graduates consistency rate the “Quality of Entire Educational Experience” at 96.2%.


Offering a high degree of flexibility, our courses can be studied online or on campus, full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.