Southern Institute of Technology ,Invercargill,New Zealand

  • Invercargill,New Zealand
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Southern Institute of Technology is a public institute which is the largest technical institutes in New Zealand. SIT was established in the year 1971 when it became popular for its Zero Fees Scheme. This, in turn, allows the tuition fee for international students to be low and affordable. The institute provides a wide range of certificate courses and postgraduate programmes, including pathway courses in different specialisations.

The Zero Fees Scheme provides tuition-free education for all New Zealand citizens and permanent residents admitted at SIT, thus saving on large loan bills upon graduation. The scheme has also been extended to international students, after its success with citizens and permanent residents. International students can avail Zero Fees English and Zero Fees Foundation courses under the scheme at no extra cost. SIT's alumni association connects graduates with their classmates and also extends additional benefits to them. SIT has six different campuses all over New Zealand.

The main campus is at Invercargill and the other five campuses are at Gore, Queenstown, Christchurch, Telford and Auckland. In 2018, the Southern Institute of Technology took over Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand or MAINZ and had been operating under Auckland. The institute is also planning another campus at St. Johns Church for the year 2020. The institute has made over $5.5 million in the redevelopment of its campuses and continues to do it to date. There are nine schools or departments at the Southern Insti

The Zero Fees Scheme provides tuition-free education for all New Zealand citizens and permanent residents admitted at SIT, thus saving on large loan bills upon graduation. The scheme has also been extended to international students, after its success with citizens and permanent residents. International students can avail Zero Fees English and Zero Fees Foundation courses under the scheme at no extra cost. SIT's alumni association connects graduates with their classmates and also extends additional benefits to them. SIT has six different campuses all over New Zealand.

The main campus is at Invercargill and the other five campuses are at Gore, Queenstown, Christchurch, Telford and Auckland. In 2018, the Southern Institute of Technology took over Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand or MAINZ and had been operating under Auckland. The institute is also planning another campus at St. Johns Church for the year 2020. The institute has made over $5.5 million in the redevelopment of its campuses and continues to do it to date. There are nine schools or departments at the Southern Institute of Technology under which their courses and degrees are delivered. The Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing provide a course in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing. Business and Communication has Business and Commerce, Human Resources and Coaching, Marketing and Management and Project Management.

The Creative Industries Department accepts students for Audio Production, Music, Fashion, Film and Animation and Visual Arts. The Environmental and Life Sciences has Agriculture and Floristry, Environmental Management and Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care. The Health, Massage Therapy, Social Services, Sport and Exercise Department, as the name says, has Nursing and Health Science, Massage Therapy, Social Services and Mental Health and Sport and Exercise courses. Hospitality, Hotel Management and Travel educate students in Hospitality, Hotel Management, Tourism and Travel. The last two departments are Information Technology and Maori Language and Arts. There are also departments for Trades, Trade School Programmes and SIT2LRN Study Anywhere, which is a distance education programme.

SIT is also introducing some new courses under the existing departments for the upcoming academic year. Some of the new courses are New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4), New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Film Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5), New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) and New Zealand Diploma in Photography under their SIT2LRN Study Anywhere scheme

Year of establishment1971
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Also Known AsSIT
UG/PG Course Ratio0.62
No.of Campuses5
Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense4800 NZD
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Southern Institute of Technology Scholarships

Narotam Sekhsaria’s Scholarships
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Engineering,Computers,Science + 4 more
K.C. Mahindra Scholarships For Post-Graduate Studies Abroad
Rs. 8,00,000
Engineering,Computers,Science + 4 more
Hani Zeini Scholarship
Rs. 74,390
Engineering,Computers,Science + 2 more
Harvey Fellowship
Rs. 11,90,240
Science,Humanities,Business

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  • The average rent is 550 to 650 NZD/month
  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
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Average 1st Year Tuition Cost
MS INR 19.3 L
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BSc INR 17 L
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BE/Btech INR 16.3 L
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MA INR 17.9 L
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MIM INR 18.8 L
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BBA INR 13.5 L
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MEng INR 22.9 L
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MASc INR 25.5 L
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MDes INR 19.2 L
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MBA INR 22.3 L
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MArch INR 18.1 L
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BHM INR 9.6 L
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MFA INR 20.8 L
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INR 3.9 L (based on 24 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 74
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IELTS: 6
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PTE: 55
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Location
University CityInvercargill, Other - New Zealand, New Zealand
Size of citySmall
Population of City55,200
Wikipedia Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invercargill
Campuses
60 Waterloo Road,Hornby,Christchurch 8042
Level 2 Dart House, Hawthorne Drive, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown
Freepost 62686,PO Box 232,70 Kakapo Street,Gore 9710

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133 Tay Street,Invercargill 9840,New Zealand
Invercargill ( Other - New Zealand)

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international@sit.ac.nz

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