International student support services

Studying in a new country is an exciting and challenging time. To ensure you are well supported from the moment you enrol through to completing your studies, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) has a dedicated International support team in place to help you to adjust and make the most of your experience.

The International Support team is the first point of contact for all international students regarding enrolment and study-support related matters both on and off-campus. The team also handles enquiries from prospective international students.

Services we offer and can assist with include:

The support team has a 24-hour emergency line for all international students enrolled at Manukau Institute of Technology. The emergency freephone contact number is 0800 648 2273.

International student Orientation

All students at Manukau Institute of Technology are required to attend International Orientation during their first semester.

Students can meet our support staff during Orientation. Orientation takes place at the beginning of each semester, one week before your study begins.

Pastoral care for international students

As an international student in New Zealand, you have the right to expect a certain level of pastoral care and support. Manukau Institute of Technology has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by Ministry of Education. Copies of the code are available on request from Manukau Institute of Technology or from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website.


MIT Ōtara
Dilworth Building, NA Block, Gate 12, Ōtara Road, Ōtara. Tuesday and Thursday between 11am - 2pm

MIT Manukau:
Floor 2 – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 8am - 4pm and Wednesday between 10am - 4pm

New Zealand Maritime School:
Available via appointment


(09) 968 8742

Visit our international students' page for more information.