Cross-institutional Studies

Nan Tien Institute offers cross-institutional study opportunities to students from other tertiary institutions.

You can undertake subjects at Nan Tien Institute as part of your University degree. 

Why study at NTI?

8 approved subjects that count towards your University Degree
Study one subject at a time in 5 weeks: 5 on-campus lecture days (9am-5pm) + supported online study
Government-accredited subjects with highly qualified lecturers
Beautiful New Campus in Unanderra (Wollongong)
Available to domestic and international students
Assessment details listed below.
FEE-HELP assistance available for eligible domestic students.

Fees per subject 2019:
  • Domestic students = $1650 (+412.50 FEE-HELP loan fee for undergraduate students)
  • International students = $2000

    Subjects available to undergraduate students

  • 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: 2-4 & 9-10 March 2019 or 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: 18-22 February 2019 or 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

  • Mental Health and Wellness
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: 1 - 5 April 2019 (9am - 5pm)
    Subject code: HSW714
    Assessment details:
    - Group class presentation and discussion 
    - 1500-word reflective journal
    - 2000-word group project

  • Health as Buddhist Practice
    Subject Outline

    Lecture dates: Upcoming dates to be announced
    Subject code: ABS723
    Assessment details:
    - Review essay on short article (500 words) 
    - Reflective journal (500 words)
    - Assignment (1000 words)
    - Research paper (1500 words)

Important information:

  • Classes are from 9am to 5pm (40 contact hours)

  • Time structure for all available subjects:
    - 1st week: pre-reading
    - 2nd week: face-to-face classes at NTI Wollongong Campus
    - 3rd to 5th week: time for completing written assessments

  • Census date - first lecture day for the subject

What our students say 



"I would definitely recommend coming here because firstly, the content that we learn is really interesting and engaging, and it's also a really beautiful campus. 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:
  1. Complete a UOW ‘Application for Cross Institutional Study at another University’ form and submit it to your Department Head.
    Remember to include supporting documents such as the subject outlines.

  2. Apply online on our website.



Western Sydney University (WSU) Students:
  1. Complete a WSU ‘Academic Approval Request for Cross Institutional studies’ form and submit it to your School.
    You must complete and submit a separate application form for each teaching session in which you want to undertake Cross Institutional studies. When your application is processed, you will receive written confirmation.
    Remember to include supporting documents such as the subject outlines.

  2. Apply online on our website.


Students from other Universities may also be able to apply.

If you need assistance, call one of our friendly Enrolment Advisors for more information: 1300 323 261
Mon - Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm AEST, excluding public holidays, or email: