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International Student Scholarships

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Helping students succeed! 

We have a range of scholarships that prospective SIT International Students can apply for to help assist them with their fees.

Scholarship List

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Zero Fees English Scholarships

Zerofees English Scholarships help students improve their academic English language skills, assisting them to gain the English language entry requirements to move to a mainstream programme of their choice.

This scholarship is available for Far East Asia, South America and certain European countries.

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Zerofees Foundation (ZFF) Scholarships

SIT offers a range of Zerofees Foundation Scholarships to students that need further academic entry skills to apply for certain diploma and degree programmes within SIT. 

Note: Students may apply for only one of the above mentioned scholarships.

You can check with your education agent for more details.

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MFAT New Zealand Scholarships for International Students

The New Zealand Government offers scholarships to eligible citizens from developing countries to study in New Zealand. These scholarships are from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade New Zealand. 

Southern Institute of Technology is proud to be one of only eleven approved New Zealand education institutions for these scholarships.

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Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards

This scholarship is currently on hold due to COVID-19, please check back in early-2022 for information on future rounds.

As a country partner to the Generation Study Abroad initiative, Education New Zealand offers US $2,000 to help American students fund their flight to New Zealand.

Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards offer US $500 Excellence Awards to US students studying for a semester at an Institute of Technology/Polytechnic.

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Other International Scholarships

Many scholarships for international students - including PhD scholarships and scholarships for Masters’ degrees - are offered by the New Zealand Government, other governments, educational institutions and philanthropists.

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