Cross-Institutional Studies

We offer cross-institutional study opportunities to students from other Australian Universities, allowing subjects to be undertaken at Nan Tien Institute of Higher Education (NTI), which count towards your degree. 


Nan Tien Insitute - Cross Institutional Studies - Study Mindfulness

Why study at NTI? 

Experience a more mindful approach to education, including an innovative and serene study environment that's more like a community than a classroom.
  • 8 approved subjects that count as credits towards your University Degree (subjects listed below)
  • Each subject is completed in 5 weeks
  • Only 5 days on-campus (9am-5pm) + supported online study
  • Government-accredited subjects with highly qualified lecturers
  • Beautiful new South Coast Campus near Wollongong 
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • FEE-HELP assistance is available for eligible domestic students

Fees per subject 2019:

  • Domestic students = $1650 (+ FEE-HELP loan fee) 
  • International students = $2000

Important information:

  • Total contact hours: 40

  • Each subject runs for 5 weeks, with the following time structure:
    - Week 1: Pre-reading 
    - Week 2: 5 days of face-to-face classes at NTI Wollongong Campus (9am to 5pm)
    - Week 3-5: Completion of written assessments

  • Census date = first face-to-face class day for the subject

See class dates for each subject below.
Subjects available
The subjects listed below are available to undergraduate students.
Post-graduate students can study any subject from our timetable
  • Nutrition Through the Lifespan
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: 16-20 September 2019
    Subject code: HSW702
    Assessment details:
    - Short presentation
    - Assignment 1500 words
    - Research project 2000 words

  • Therapy Through Art
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: 25-29 November 2019
    Subject code: HSW715
    Assessment details:
    - Discussion of case studies
    - Reflective journal 1500 words
    - Research project 2000 words

  • Mindfulness: Theory and Practice
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: 9-13 September 2019
    Subject code: ABS702
    Assessment details:
    - Class participation
    - 300-word summary of reflective journal
    - 1000-word assignment
    - 2000-word research paper

  • Buddhist Ethics
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: 3 August & 10 August & 17 August & 24 August & 31 August 2019 (9am - 5pm)
    Subject code: ABS704
    Assessment details:
    - Action memo proposal (500 words)
    - Critical literature review (500 words)
    - Action memo structure (500 words)
    - Summary of reflective journal (1,000 words)
    - Action memo to world leaders (1500 words)

  • Introduction to Buddhism
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: 29 July - 2 August 2019 (9am - 5pm)
    Subject code: ABS701
    Assessment details:
    - 300-500-word paper on readings
    - Portfolio (class participation, readings)
    - 1500-2000-word assignment

  • Health as Buddhist Practice
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: TBA 
    Subject code: ABS723
    Assessment details:
    - Review essay on short article (500 words) 
    - Reflective journal (500 words)
    - Assignment (1000 words)
    - Research paper (1500 words)
What our students say


"I would definitely recommend coming here because the content that we learn is really interesting and engaging, and it's also a really beautiful campus. (It's) very new, and all of the staff have been so friendly and helpful."
- Sabrina Venish, University of Wollongong (UOW) Student


How to Apply

University of Wollongong (UOW) Students
STEP 1: Start your application online via our website or using the button below.
STEP 2: Complete a UOW ‘Application for Cross Institutional Study at another University’ form and submit it to your Department Head. You will also need to attach this completed form to finalise your online application.



Western Sydney University (WSU) Students
STEP 1: Start your application online via our website or using the button below.
STEP 2: Complete a WSU ‘Academic Approval Request for Cross Institutional studies’ form and submit it to your School. You will also need to attach this completed form to finalise your online application.


Please note:

  • Students from other Australian Universities may also be eligible to apply.
  • You must complete and submit a separate application form for each subject. 
  • Remember to include all supporting documents:
    - Approval Form from your University (as mentioned above)
    - Current academic transcript or online enrolment record
    - If you would like to defer your tuition fee via FEE-HELP, you must also attach evidence of you citizenship or residency (e.g. Australian Passport or birth/citizenship certificate) 
  • When your application is processed, you will receive an email confirmation.

If you need assistance or have any questions, call one of our friendly Enrolment Advisors:
PH: 1300 323 261
PH/SMS: 0402 551223
mail: or via our contact page.