Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is pleased to announce an accommodation bursary for students eligible for the Government’s Fees Free policy that comes into effect on 01 January 2018. His worship, Mayor of Invercargill Tim Shadbolt having supported this initiative from the onset has now consolidated his backing by lending his name to the bursary.

Eligibility criteria for the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill will reflect that of the Government’s Fees Free policy. To check your eligibility for the Fees Free Policy please check here 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.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What happens next after I have registered my interest with SIT for the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill?

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 above.

Will someone studying through SIT2LRN but living in Invercargill be eligible for the Bursaries?

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.

Is the $100 a week for up to 40 weeks available for students studying at the Invercargill campus but living in wider Southland (Including Gore, Winton, Riverton etc.)

Yes, if you live in Southland, are eligible for the Government fees-free initiative and you are attending SIT’s campus in Invercargill as a full-time student, you can apply for the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill.

Youth Guarantee Students

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

Application Form

To download a copy of the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursary for Invercargill application form, click here.