International Students

Start your Education Adventure at SIT!

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is a New Zealand government owned Institute of Technology, that prides itself on providing high quality tertiary education for over 50 years.

We provide quality internationally recognised qualifications across a wide range of subjects. From certificates to postgraduate and master’s degrees, all our programmes are accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

SIT has strong community support that allows us to offer International Students one of the lowest International Tuition fees in New Zealand.


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The SIT Difference

At SIT we’re known for providing a real-world experience.  Choose to study with us as an international student, and here’s what you will enjoy – all at no extra cost.

Get all this at no extra charge:
↘ Free airport pick up
↘ Free two weeks accommodation*
↘ Medical and travel insurance (for mainstream course students)
↘ SIT jacket and book bag (subject to availability)
↘ First aid kit
↘ Compulsory textbooks and course related materials
↘ Comprehensive orientation programme
↘ Information and assistance on accommodation options
↘ Employment workshops
↘ Regular updates of job opportunities in the community
↘ On campus health nurse, counsellors, learning assistance, activities officer and chaplain
↘ Student Visa assistance
↘ We also offer subsidised bus trips to Queenstown and Dunedin at the weekends!

*Free accommodation is not available to Study Abroad or Exchange students.


Experience the SIT Difference for yourself: Apply today!

International Handbook