MAYOR TIM SHADBOLT ACCOMMODATION BURSARIES FOR INVERCARGILL

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Southern Institute of Technology’s (SIT) Invercargill Accommodation Bursary for eligible students came into effect on 01 January 2018. His worship, Mayor of Invercargill Tim Shadbolt supported this initiative from the start and has backed it by lending his name to the bursary. Students who are eligible for the Government’s Fees Free policy or the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) initiative can apply for the Accommodation Bursary.

The Accommodation Bursary provides eligible students with free SIT accommodation, or $100 per week for their accommodation in Invercargill for 40 weeks, no matter if they are renting or living with family.

How to Qualify

To Qualify:

  • You must be eligible to participate in the government's 'Fees Free' initative
  • You must be undertaking a full time course of study at SIT's Invercargill campus
  • You must complete and submit the application form to apply. If accepted you will receive the bursary by SIT. SIT reserves the right to start of stop the Bursary at any stage.

SIT can confirm that eligible students, in addition to getting their first year of tertiary studies for free, will also be able to apply for free shared accommodation at SIT’s apartments in Invercargill for the academic year (40 weeks’ maximum). Alternatively, eligible students at our Invercargill campus can opt to receive a $100/week accommodation bursary regardless of whether they live at home or in rental accommodation. Again, this will be offered for the academic year, for up to 40 weeks’ maximum.

To Qualify:

  • You must be in an eligible programme to participate in the government’s ‘TTAF’ initiative
  • You must be undertaking a full time course of study at SIT's Invercargill campus
  • You must complete the form and be accepted to receive the bursary by SIT. We reserve the right to start or stop the Bursary at any stage.

SIT can confirm that eligible students, in addition to studying for free under TTAF, will also be able to apply for free shared accommodation at SIT’s apartments in Invercargill for the academic year (40 weeks’ maximum). Alternatively, eligible students at our Invercargill campus can opt to receive a $100/week accommodation bursary regardless of whether they live at home or in rental accommodation.

FAQS

SIT will send out an application form to those who have registered an interest to apply for the Accommodation Bursaries. These forms need to be completed and sent back to us. Further details and instructions will be made available with the application form. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the application form.
No, you must be a full-time student studying a course offered as face to face delivery at SIT’s campus in Invercargill to be eligible for the Bursary.

Yes, if you are:

  • Living in Southland
  • Eligible for the Government fees-free initiative or Enrolled under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund
  • Attending SIT’s Invercargill campus as a full-time student.

If you fit the criteria above you can apply for the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill.

As a student, it is your responsibility to advise StudyLink that you are receiving the Accommodation Bursary.
If a student fails to attend classes, or is otherwise withdrawn/transfers programmes or takes a leave of absence from the class, payments will stop and any overpayments will be sought from the student.
The Accommodation Bursary payments will stop.
The Accommodation Bursary will be paid for the duration (up to 40 weeks) of your current Enrolment Contract. If your Enrolment Contract is for one semester only, you will need to re-apply for the Accommodation Bursary for any further Enrolment Contracts.
Payments will be initiated after the Accommodation Bursary form is received, the Fees Free website shows as eligible and you as the student have signed the correct Enrolment Contract. Payments will be made the month after you have started your study around the 20th of each month for the number of days studied in the month. For example if your programme starts on 15th February you will be paid on 20th March for 15th to 28th February. If your form is received during your study period, payments will start the month after your eligibility has been confirmed (no back payments will be made).
We will consider applications from Youth Guarantee students attending the Invercargill campus

APPLICATION FORMS

Accommodation Bursary Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees Free Eligible Form

TTAF Accommodation Bursary Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TTAF Eligible Form