SIT is a New Zealand Government Institute of Technology established under the Education Act. It has decades of experience in preparing students for success in a range of fields. SIT holds quality assured status from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and is required to undertake external evaluation reviews at regular intervals, providing assurance to all who receive education from SIT. SIT’s programmes are accredited and approved by NZQA up to postgraduate level. SIT has 160 programmes, from short course to degrees to postgraduate study, across a wide range of subject areas. SIT’s degree-teaching staff are obliged to engage in research work. Research activity is reviewed annually by NZQA.
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Why Study at Southern Institute of Technology?
At SIT we’re known for providing a different experience. Choose to study with SIT as an international student, and here’s what you will enjoy – all at no extra cost.
Get all this when you choose SIT:
- Airport pick up and two weeks accommodation and meals on arrival
- Medical and travel insurance while you study
- All your textbooks provided
- A goodie bag including SIT jacket, SIT book bag, first aid kit, phone card
- Comprehensive orientation programme
- Help to find employment, including employment workshops, personalised curriculum vitae assistance and graduate job search assistance
- On-campus nurse, counsellors and learning assistance
- Study and work visa support
All international students also qualify for an English Language scholarship:
You can gain a 24 Week English Scholarship when you enroll in a one year or longer mainstream programme with SIT. That means you can study English for up to 24 weeks at no additional tuition cost. SIT's 24 Week English Scholarships are the perfect way to improve your English while getting ready for academic study.
SIT is a New Zealand Government Institute of Technology renowned for its innovation. Established in its present form in 1971, but with a history dating back to the 1880s, SIT has developed a distinctive profile in providing innovative and cutting-edge qualifications which prepare graduates for success in New Zealand and around the world. SIT’s 160 qualifications have strong links to industry. Real-life learning means you will be obtaining a qualification which employers seek and have the skills and ability to get ahead when you enter the workforce. Our graduates go on to jobs right across New Zealand and the world. Expert academic staff combine with small class sizes to provide the attention and challenge needed to succeed in class and in your career. Add all that to our affordable fees, 24 Week English Scholarships, two weeks accommodation and meals on arrival, and range of international student events and activities, makes SIT is a unique place to study.
With over 180 programmes, SIT is large enough to offer you variety and a student culture, yet small enough to retain a friendly atmosphere and personalised learning with small class sizes.
SIT offers programmes at various levels
- Graduate Certificates & Diplomas
- Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates
SIT has a range of facilities and services to help students including: Library | Fitness Centre | SIT Student Café | The Vault Café | Bungalow Restaurant | SIT Fashion Shop | Hairdressing Salon | Beauty Therapy Clinic | Student Discounts | SIT Bookshop | Childcare Centre | Health and Counselling | Course Advisors | Learning Assistance Unit | Disability Liaison| Student Support | The Chaplaincy
SIT recognises the importance of sports activities for student health and wellbeing, encouraging social interaction as well creating a vibrant campus environment. SIT has a Student Activities Officer to assist with the following:
- Promoting an active lifestyle within the student culture
- Establishing sporting teams within SIT
- Introducing out-of-town students into relevant clubs and organisations
- Organising on-campus sports activities to allow students to try a variety of different sporting codes
- Coordinating annual Uni Games teams