Non-Award Study (Individual Subject)

Nan Tien Institute’s non-award program allows students to study single subjects without the long-term commitments, pre-requisite restrictions, or assignment workload of postgraduate award study.

Non-award students can enrol in subjects from any of our postgraduate courses (Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism or Mental Health). For a full list of available subjects, please visit our online timetable.

Our highly flexible teaching structure means that non-award students can choose to either:

  • just attend the five days of on-campus lectures (although pre-reading is highly recommended to enhance your learning experiences in class); OR

  • complete the pre-reading, on-campus lectures, and follow-up supported online study and assignments. Satisfactory performance in all of these elements will allow you to receive a grade and credit points for the subject, which could be put towards future postgraduate study with Nan Tien Institute (NTI).

All non-award students receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of a subject with NAN TIEN INSTITUTE.

Preparing Your Application

When you are ready to apply, please have the following supporting documentation ready. You can upload these documents at Step 5 of your online application:

Domestic applicants:

  • Passport, Australian citizenship certificate, or evidence of permanent residency

International applicants:

  • Passport
  • Australian visa grant notification

Do you have any questions about applying? Contact one of our friendly enrolment advisors:

Phone: 1300 323 261
Phone/SMS: 0402 551 223
Email: study@nantien.edu.au or contact us via our contact page.



Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.

NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.

In accordance with the current restrictions our campus facilities are closed. You can continue to study online and our virtual library services remain available. Our academic and student services staff are online and by phone to assist you. Please stay safe.