Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is a government institute offering tertiary education programmes. SIT is located in Invercargill, New Zealand with smaller campuses in Queenstown and Christchurch. SIT programmes are accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority up to postgraduate level. SIT has a proud history of providing students with quality education across a range of subject areas including Business, IT, Sports, Health Sciences, Engineering, Trades, Hotel Management, Hospitality, Digital Media and Creative Arts.SIT has around 13,000 full and part-time students and is a warm, welcoming institution. We are renowned for our southern hospitality and unique outdoors full of adventure and recreational opportunities through to extreme sports challenges.

SIT Student Outcomes

When you study at SIT, we're committed to offering you a high quality education that will help you achieve your ambitions. Our 2014 Graduate Destination Survey (graduates of the 2013 academic year) showed that:

  • 93% of graduates would recommend their programme of study to others
  • 93% considered the programme represented good value for money
  • 94% of graduates were overall satisfied with the quality of the programme they undertook

Employment Outcomes & Further Study

  • 98.5% of graduates surveyed were studying or working
  • 76% working or self employed
    • 40% employed in Southland
    • 19% employed in Canterbury
  • 36% studying or intend to do more study


The following is a list of scholarships that prospective and current SIT students may apply for. Please note that the scholarships are administered by a variety of different institutions and organisations, not just SIT. Eligibility criteria and application processes will differ depending on the scholarship and administering body.

A free printout of this list can be picked from the Marketing Department in the main administration building of the Tay Street campus if required.

  • Zerofees English (ZFE) Scholarships
  • John Wright (JW) Scholarships
  • Zerofees Foundation (ZFF) Scholarships

CLICK HERE for more Information on Scholarship.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Costs per year

Overall cost of living
Campus accommodation
The fees above are an indicative fees in indian rupees. Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

English score required

Minimum IELTS Score
Minimum TOEFL Score


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University Highlights

  • SIT has four campuses, over 13,000 students and 180+ programmes
  • SIT has the second largest International student body in the South Island
  • SIT is renowned for the quality and nature of its facilities and equipment, with many programmes boasting industry-leading products
  • Zero Fees Scheme(applicable for domestic students) has also meant SIT has been able to keep fees for international students low
  • Zero Fees Scheme has been extended to international students, in the form of the Zero Fees English programme

University Address

Freepost SIT2LRN
133 Tay Street,
Invercargill 9840
New Zealand

University Facilities

  • On campus accomodation
  • SIT employment support is available
  • Sport, Recreation & Activities