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SIT ACCOMMODATION BURSARIES FOR INVERCARGILL AND QUEENSTOWN

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Southern Institute of Technology’s (SIT) Accommodation Bursary for eligible students came into effect on 01 January 2018. Students who are eligible for the Government’s Fees Free policy or the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) initiative can apply for the Accommodation Bursary.

The Accommodation Bursary provides eligible students with free accommodation for up to 40 weeks at the SIT apartments located in Invercargill or Queenstown.

How to Qualify

To Qualify:

  • You must be eligible to participate in the government's 'Fees Free' initiative 
  • You must be undertaking a full-time course of study at SIT's Invercargill or Queenstown campuses
  • You must complete and submit the application form to apply. If accepted, you will be entitled to apply for the accommodation bursary offered by SIT, at SIT’s own accommodation units in Invercargill or Queenstown
  • SIT reserves the right to start, cease or change criteria or conditions of the accommodation 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 or receive subsidised rent rates at our Queenstown accommodation units for the academic year (40 weeks’ maximum). The rent subsidy in Queenstown is $120/week, and students will need to top up the rent by $40/week to be allocated into a twin sharing room.

Eligible students can also opt to apply for a single room and pay the following costs:

Invercargill – top up rent amount is $105/week

Queenstown – top up rent amount is $140/week

If they qualify, a student is entitled to the accommodation bursary, for 1 academic year (40 weeks) once in their ‘student life’ with SIT. 

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 or Queenstown campuses
  • You must complete and submit the application form to apply. If accepted, you will be entitled to apply for the accommodation bursary offered by SIT, at SIT’s own accommodation units in Invercargill or Queenstown
  • SIT reserves the right to start, cease or change criteria or conditions of the accommodation bursary at any stage.

SIT can confirm that eligible students, in addition to getting their tertiary studies under the TTAF initiative for free, will also be able to apply for free shared accommodation at SIT’s apartments in Invercargill or receive subsidised rent rates at our Queenstown accommodation units for the academic year (40 weeks’ maximum). The rent subsidy in Queenstown is $120/week, and students will need to top up the rent by $40/week to be allocated into a twin sharing room.

Eligible students can also opt to apply for a single room and pay the following costs:

Invercargill – top up rent amount is $105/week

Queenstown – top up rent amount is $140/week

If they qualify, a student is entitled to the accommodation bursary, for 1 academic year (40 weeks) once in their ‘student life’ with SIT. 

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.

No, you must be a full-time student studying a course offered as face to face delivery at SIT’s campus in Invercargill or Queenstown to be eligible for the Bursary.

Yes, if you are:

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

If you fit the criteria above you can apply for the SIT Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill or Queenstown.

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 will stop.

If eligible, you will receive the Accommodation Bursary for up to 40 weeks.

We will consider applications from Youth Guarantee students attending the Invercargill campus