Kia ora and welcome to Southern Institute of Technology!

Welcome to the Southern Institute of Technology, one of New Zealand’s largest Government Institutes of Technology.

SIT is here to help you achieve your academic and career goals. By choosing SIT, you will get the best of both worlds. Not only will you gain a challenging academic education, you will also gain real-world experience thanks to our strong links with industry and employers.

We combine the best of tradition with cutting-edge technology. With a history dating back to the 1880s, SIT has a proud record of quality education and training. We have also gained a reputation for innovation, developing New Zealand-leading qualifications, facilities and opportunities for students.

With over 13,000 students and more than 200 programmes, SIT is large enough to offer you variety and a student culture, yet small enough to retain a friendly atmosphere and personalised learning with small class sizes.

Combined with your dedication, we will help you achieve your academic and career goals – whatever they may be.

I hope to see you on campus soon!
Penny Simmonds
Chief Executive


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International Student Handbook 2019

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 when you choose SIT:

  • Airport pick up and two weeks free accommodation
  • Medical and travel insurance while you study
  • All your textbooks provided
  • A goodie bag including SIT jacket, SIT book bag, first aid kit, phone card
  • Comprehensive orientation programme
  • Help to find employment, including employment workshops, personalised curriculum vitae assistance and graduate job search assistance
  • On-campus nurse, counsellors and learning assistance
  • Study and work visa support

And make sure you take our student bus trips to Queenstown and Dunedin at the weekends!

Experience the SIT Difference for yourself: Apply today!

Experience the SIT Difference