Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)

EIT is a tertiary level institution. We offer academic programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level.

EIT delivers applied technical and professional higher education and skills training to produce work-ready graduates needed by business and industry.

EIT was established in 1975. It is a Government-owned institution and has been as assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as a Category One institution. www.nzqa.govt.nz



Co-ed or Single Sex Co-ed
Suburb location We have 3 campuses: Napier (Hawke’s Bay), Gisborne (Tairawhiti) and Auckland. EIT’s main campus in Napier, Hawke’s Bay, is a beautiful campus environment. It is on the outskirts of Napier and 22 kms from Hastings.
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Roll – Total Approximately 10,000 full time and part time students.
Roll – International 650 international students from more than 40 countries.
Languages offered English Language
Strong Points – Subjects
  • Grapegrowing and Winemaking: Wine Science, Oenology, Viticulture;
  • Business: marketing, accounting, project management, supply chain and logistics etc;
  • Information Technology;
  • Health Sciences and Nursing;
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Travel;
  • Recreation and Sport;
  • Education and Social Sciences;
  • Ideaschool – Arts and Thinking;
  • Agriculture and Horticulture;
  • English Language Study;
Strong Points – Sports
  • Gym and Sports Arena - Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier;
  • Cycle trails, rivers and beaches make it easy to have fun in Hawke’s Bay;
  • Students can join our local students in sports activities such as tramping, skiing, rugby, cricket, and white water rafting;
  • EIT Student Association (EITSA) has sports clubs and societies www.eitsa.ac.nz
Strong Points – Cultural Students stay busy throughout their studies at EIT at the following events:
  • International Dinner
  • Day in the Bay as part of our orientation programme
  • International Noho Marae (Overnight Stay in the Campus Marae)
  • Taste of Cultures Day
  • Matariki (New Zealand Māori celebration)
  • Diwali
  • Chinese New Year
  • Operation Friendship Sports Nights
  • Art Deco Weekend
  • EIT students can also join the EIT Students Association (EITSA) www.eitsa.ac.nz
Other Unique Features
  • Quality Education, Study and Lifestyle in Hawke’s Bay;
  • Work-ready programmes;
  • Many programmes have industry placements for work experience or internships during their programme;
  • Careers workshops to help graduates write CVs and prepare for job interviews;
  • Excellent value for money with affordable tuition fees;
  • Our own vineyard in Gisborne.
Special Facilities
  • International Welfare Officer;
  • Career Development Service;
  • Academic Learning Services provides guidance and support for academic study skills and exam techniques;
  • International Student Academic Mentors;
  • English Language Centre;
  • Orientation Programme;
  • Free Wi-Fi;
  • Computer labs;
  • Cafés;
  • Gym and sports arena;
  • Muslim Prayer Room;
  • Bookshop;
  • Library;
  • Medical clinic;
  • International Student Visa Officer;
  • Accommodation Officer;
  • Airport Pick-up Service.

EIT offers students different accommodation options:

EIT Student Village Napier: On campus accommodation: Students have their own furnished bedroom with shared cooking, bathroom, lounge facilities, and free Wi-Fi.

Homestay Accommodation: Our homestay families provide a welcoming environment with your own room and meals provided.

Flatting / Private Accommodation: Alternatively students may choose to rent accommodation together with friends after they have been in New Zealand for a while and feel more comfortable with New Zealand culture.

Website www.international.eit.ac.nz