Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus

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Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus

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  • Updated On: May 18,2023 12:33 PM IST

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Overview

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) | Te P?kenga provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications. From certificates to postgraduate studies, we offer NZQA programmes for students to learn at a level and pathway that suits them.

We are home to the Zero Fees Scheme and are the only tertiary provider in Aotearoa New Zealand to offer a no-tuition cost education to domestic ?konga (students) for study at all levels. We offer SIT programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Queenstown, Gore, and online through SIT2LRN Distance Learning.

We also have specialised music and rural education faculties - MAINZ – Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (Christchurch) and Telford in Balclutha, South Otago.

Invercargill Campus
SIT’s main campus is located at 133 Tay Street, Invercargill. On campus facilities include a student gym, bookshop and cafe, and support services such as a health nurse, counsellor, chaplain, learning assistance centre, disability liaison, Iwi liaison and Pacific Island liaison.

Te Rau o te Huia is the latest addition to SIT’s innovative solutions to education, housing our Creative Arts programmes including Screen Arts, Music, Photography and Film Making. This state-of-the-art buidling has been design and created around a 160 year old historic Church integrating the old with the new.

One of the greatest things about Invercargill is the relatively low cost of living. If you’re intending to go flatting, you can expect to find a good, warm house from $140 upwards per room, per week (plus expenses).

Invercargill’s world-class sporting facilities include NZ’s only indoor cycling velodrome (SIT Zerofees Velodrome), brand new water-based hockey turfs on par with the Beijing Olympics, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a huge indoor stadium.

As well as having numerous beautiful parks and gardens within the city, Invercargill is the gateway to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery and destinations including the Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland, the Catlins and Central Otago.

NZD 16000-19000


NZD 17000-26400


University Facts

Established in 1971

Programmes 59 Available

Total Students 15000+

Total Int. Students 780+

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Southern Institute of Technology

  • International students are considered on a case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of  New Zealand, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to New Zealand.

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Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus All Programs(59)

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

16000 - 19000 Per year

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Undergraduate Tuition Fee (NZD)

17000 - 26400 Per year

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Graduate Tuition Fee (NZD)

NZD 26345Average Tuition Fee

NZD 0Living Cost

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Features

  • Academic Counseling
  • Accomodation (On Campus)
  • Campus Security
  • Campus Shuttle
  • Career Support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Dining Sevices
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Internship & on-the-job training
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Parking and Transit
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Student Club and Socities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Student Learning Centre
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Students

International Student Support Services
International students studying at SIT have access to range of support services to help ensure that they have a great time and experience with us. Our International team are readily available to assist or provide advice on living and studying in New Zealand.

Student Services
SIT’s International Team are trained in the New Zealand Government’s Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. We are available on campus to discuss and assist with life issues, accommodation, visas and academic queries. SIT provides comprehensive advice and support services to help make it easier for you to succeed in the classroom and beyond.  SIT is committed to protecting human rights and ensuring equal education opportunities for all.

  • Chaplain - SIT’s Chaplaincy is offered free to all students.  Pastoral and spiritual care is offered without prejudice to culture or belief.
  • Counselling - SIT Counsellors are available to discuss any issues you may be experiencing, whether it be with your academic study, your relationships or your general sense of well-being.  Counselling can help you look at the issues and make changes if you want to.  This service is free and confidential.
  • Course advice - The SIT International team can provide advice to help you choose the best programme of study for you.  We can guide you to an appropriate programme whether it is your first introduction to tertiary studies or you are seeking postgraduate opportunities.
  • Disability liaison service - Disability Liaison staff provide free assistance to students identified as having a disability or impairment. The service includes advice, access to specialised equipment, examination assistance and specialist software.
  • Employment support - By studying at SIT, not only will you gain a world-class qualification, you will also receive comprehensive support to find employment.  SIT employment support is available to students, their partners and recent graduates.  The service is free and confidential.
  • Health centre - SIT’s health centre provides free and confidential services to all students, with a registered nurse on duty daily to help students with any health-related matters.  Health centre staff can also refer you to specialist professionals or agencies, such as an optician or family planning.
  • Learning assistance - The learning assistance unit is available to assist you with a range of study skills, such as academic reading, writing assignments or essays, maths, concentration, time management, exam techniques, memory skills, note taking and any other area of learning. The unit regularly runs free workshops to help you understand our academic requirements and give you tips and techniques on study habits.  We recommend that all international students attend the workshops on referencing and assignment writing. The learning assistance unit is a free and confidential service.
  • Peer tutoring - During your studies you can take advantage of SIT’s free peer tutoring scheme.  Peer tutoring is available through our Learning Assistance Unit if you are having difficulty with your programme content and want additional assistance.
  • Native speaker support - For important discussions, SIT can provide native speaker support for speakers of a range of languages, such as Chinese dialects (Mandarin and Cantonese), Japanese, Korean, Nepalese, Thai, Hindi, Sinhalese, Malay, Filipino and Vietnamese. This free service can be requested through the international team.  We also provide a range of information in a variety of languages.
  • Pasifika student support - SIT’s Pasifika Coordinator is able to provide assistance and support for students from the Pacific Islands.  The coordinator can help you liaise with other staff and maintain links with local Pasifika communities and activities. 
  • Student activities - SIT’s dedicated activities officers organise sporting and cultural events for students all year round.  They can help you get involved in sports, clubs and other activities around the region.  They also organise free lunchtime meals and SIT’s participation in New Zealand’s UniGames.
  • Visas - Helping students with their visas is business as usual for us.  Every week we help our students update their visas, whether it be a renewal of your student visa or an application for a job search visa. We are experienced in providing advice and information for students on how to apply to Immigration New Zealand and what to expect.

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Scholarships

International Student Scholarships
We have a range of scholarships that prospective SIT International Students can apply for to help assist them with their fees.

MFAT New Zealand Scholarships for International Students
The New Zealand Government offers scholarships to eligible citizens from developing countries to study in New Zealand. These scholarships are from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade New Zealand.  Southern Institute of Technology is proud to be one of only eleven approved New Zealand education institutions for these scholarships. Learn More.

Other International Scholarships
Many scholarships for international students - including PhD scholarships and scholarships for Masters’ degrees - are offered by the New Zealand Government, other governments, educational institutions and philanthropists. Find a Scholarship

Southern Institute of Technology - Invercargill Campus Map and Location

133 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand

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