Unique and Innovative Courses

NTI is a secular tertiary Institute, providing a unique and innovative range of courses designed to educate non-Buddhists, and the world's growing Buddhist community. It caters for those interested in subjects that are connected to Buddhist values and culture, and whose careers link them with Buddhist philosophy, culture, practices and international relations. The Institute continues to develop courses that impart practical and functional knowledge to apply Buddhist wisdom in the community.

Applied Buddhist Studies

NTI’s Applied Buddhist Studies program is unique in its balance between the scholarly research of Buddhism and its application – Buddhist practice and experiential learning. NTI recognizes that both aspects are important and need to be well balanced and integrated for maximum effective learning. more

Health and Social Wellbeing

NTI’s Health and Social Wellbeing program prepares practitioners and managers to promote health and wellness in their own lives and those of others. more

Each of these qualifications can be achieved with a highly flexible study program. Students can start with the shorter Graduate Certificate, and then progress towards the Master of Arts Degree at their own pace. 

Each of these programs covers a range of subjects designed to advance, challenge and enrich the personal and professional lives of students. And you don't need to be a Buddhist to get the benefits!

Many subjects can also be studied as non-award special interest courses. These will be credited towards an NTI Certificate, Diploma or Master qualification in the future (conditions apply).

 Lecture Timetable

Qualifications for career enhancement and new opportunities

Students completing an NTI Applied Buddhist Studies qualification, set themselves up with a unique edge in the fields of:

  • Worldwide Buddhist academic university placements.
  • Teaching Mindfulness and other Buddhist philosophies in primary and high schools.
  • Publishing of Buddhist books, magazines, newsletters, and online websites and forums – as well as translations of Buddhist materials.
  • Librarians in Buddhist specialist libraries, or in libraries with significant Buddhist texts and sections.
  • Health practitioners, including psychologists, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals involved in holistic health programs.
  • International diplomatic relations and foreign aid programs.
  • Buddhist monastics.

Flexible teaching

NTI offers a number of teaching structures to ensure that students with different levels of availability can participate. This makes it easy for both local and international students to balance their careers and other life commitments with their study.

NTI's highly flexible education model allows students to take short blocks of time out of their schedules to attend face-to-face lectures and workshops.

  • Students can then return home and choose to complete assignments to gain credits towards a Graduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters qualification.
  • Or they can choose to study subjects as a non-award special-interest student. No prerequisites or prior knowledge is required for this study option.

Small class sizes

Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum teacher-individual student interaction and support.