EIT – Eastern Institute of Technology

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) is a government tertiary education institution with three main campuses in New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, and Gisborne.

EIT was established in 1975 and now offers 130 programmes at masters, postgraduate, degree, diploma, and certificate level across an impressive range of subject areas. EIT is a Category One Institution and is one of New Zealand’s top-rated institutes of technology.

EIT currently has more than 10,000 students, with over 800 international students from more than 40 countries. Our student-lecturer ratio is significantly lower than at a university, allowing students to engage with their teachers and receive support to succeed in their chosen field of study. The lecturers at EIT are respected academics and industry professionals and our programmes are underpinned by lecturer research activity directly linking to their teaching.

EIT’s programmes are designed to serve the local region which means that in addition to programmes at all levels in Business, Computing, and Health Science, EIT offers exclusive programmes in Health and Sport Science, Tourism and Hospitality, and both undergraduate and graduate programmes in Wine Science and Viticulture. Our Wine Science and Viticulture facilities include a purpose built winery, a world-class sensory lab, and a vineyard on campus. The local wine industry is extremely supportive of EIT and provides many opportunities for field trips and practical experience in vineyards and wineries.

With campuses in Napier, Gisborne, and Auckland, students coming to New Zealand can chose the lifestyle to match their study. At each campus EIT staff offer support and advice to ensure students reach their full potential and are rewarded for their hard work.

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Cycle trails, wineries, rivers and beaches make it easy to have fun in Napier, Hastings and the Hawke’s Bay region. Art Deco weekend draws visitors from around the world, as does the outdoor concert at Mission Estate Winery.

There are also plenty of bars and cafés to meet friends and other students off campus.

The city centre’s world-class shopping, restaurants, bars and galleries are encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf. Wherever you are in Auckland, from the Waitakere ranges to Mission Bay, from the Viaduct to Pokeno, you will find something special.

Gisborne is a relaxed coastal city; the first to see the rising sun of a new day anywhere in the world. The city is famous for its beaches, sunshine and surfing. If you like to listen to live music, join 30,000 other locals and visitors at the popular annual Rhythm and Vines festival.

Why study at EIT?
Quality Education

  • EIT was ranked as one of New Zealand’s top-rated New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics for research in the Performance-Based Research Fund.
  • EIT is a Category One institution as assessed by New Zealand Qualification Authority under the External Evaluation and Review.


  • ‘Work ready’ programmes lead to job opportunities after graduation.
  • Smaller classes and greater personal attention from teachers.
  • High levels of satisfaction from current international students.
  • Many qualifications have professional body recognition and the skills gained are internationally transferable.


  • Excellent value for money – affordable fees and a lower cost of living in Napier and Gisborne.
  • Opportunities during your programme for part-time work.
  • Relaxed small city lifestyle with temperate weather and easy access to beaches, mountains, forests and rivers for outdoor adventure.
  • EIT’s Napier campus is arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful campus.
  • Our Auckland campus offers students a city experience, with Auckland’s beaches, forests and offshore islands at your doorstep.
Top programmes

EIT’s programmes have a practical focus, underpinned by academic theory. This balance of practice and theory provides students with the right qualifications, skills and industry experience to help them achieve.

Some of EIT’s most popular programmes include Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in
• Applied Business Management
• Information Technology
• Health Science

The Graduate Diploma in Business includes many exciting options giving students the opportunity to specialise in industry specific areas.

EIT offers unique programmes in areas such as viticulture and wine, utilising Hawke’s Bay’s world class wine growing industry.

International student support

EIT has a dedicated International Student Support Officer who is the main support person for all international students once they are on campus and living in New Zealand. The International Student Support Officer is available for all questions, concerns or troubles, providing confidential and non-judgemental support, and is the student advocacy representative regarding the Code of Practice. The Officer is also available for information on banking, driving in New Zealand, sexual health, homesickness and culture shock, travel in New Zealand and insurance – basically any question you may have about study and life in New Zealand. The Officer is also the 24/7 emergency contact person.

International Student Mentors

At the Napier campus, an academic mentor is available to support and assist international students in their studies. You will meet your international mentor at the start of the semester, and they will help you throughout the year with any academic troubles you may have. At the Auckland campus, the Campus Manager provides this support.

Academic Learning Services

  • Academic Learning Services assist students throughout their study by providing free one-on-one support; for example, in regards to planning your study, computing, academic writing, learning, exam techniques and mathematical and study skills.
  • Disability support services and a chaplaincy team are also available should you require further support.

Career Development Services

  • EIT provides free one-to-one counselling on employment in New Zealand. Our specialised careers counsellor will help you in the following ways:
  • Develop skills and knowledge to plan and manage your career
  • Provide information relating to the job market
  • Provide information on job search strategies
  • Assist with the preparation of job applications, including assisting with writing a résumé and covering letter, and completing online job applications
  • Interview techniques
EIT Napier offers two accommodation options to international students – homestay and the Student Village.

Students are also welcome to make their own accommodation arrangements. To apply for EIT accommodation, please indicate on your application to study at EIT which accommodation you are interested in. We will send you an application package for the accommodation option of your choice.

EIT Auckland has identified two accommodation options that may be suitable for you, including homestay with a New Zealand family or flatting at one of our partner apartment complexes.
Homestay offers you a chance to stay in a house with a New Zealand family. Locations vary within the wider Auckland region. Bookings are arranged through a homestay company, Host Families NZ.
A popular option for apartment-style accommodation is the Empire Student Apartment Complex. Empire provides a safe, secure, friendly, and comfortable living environment. Short-term rental options from four weeks up to one year are available. Contact EIT Auckland for bookings. www.empireapartments.co.nz



Address: Napier Campus: 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier 4112, Hawke’s Bay
Website: http://www.eit.ac.nz

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