Study for Free At SIT

Not having the funds to study is one of the main reasons people decide not to do it.

The Southern Institute of Technology offers the best education deal in New Zealand – SIT’s Zero Fees Scheme. We also have various other options that people can access financial support, such as the Government’s Fees Free Scheme, Youth Guarantees Scheme, and more.

We know that students need the best education possible to set up their future, but being a student shouldn’t mean worrying about barely scraping by each week or drowning in study debt.

Check out our various options below to see if you qualify for free study.


Domestic students based in Southland, Queenstown, Telford areas and Distance Learners. Any year of study

SIT's Zero Fees Scheme

The SIT Zero Fees Scheme enables tuition free education to domestic students based in Southland, Queenstown, Telford, and those studying by Distance Learning at all levels.

Zero Fees Scheme

First Year of Study

Govt. Fees Free

If it is your first time studying, you could be eligible for the Government's Fees-Free initative.

Fees Free

Not finished High School, 16-19 year olds

Youth Guarantee Scheme
The Youth Guarantee Scheme provides a pathway from school to further study, work or training. It provides successful candidates a wider range of learning opportunities and free training and education (tuition, course materials and equipment) for one year.

Youth Guarantee

Financial assistance for a range of programmes, situations and specialisations

There are numerous scholarship options that prospective and current SIT students may apply for.