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Southern Institute of Technology

Number of students

13000 approx

International students

800 approx


Multiple regions

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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.

More about Southern Institute of Technology

SIT provides comprehensive advice and support services to help make it easier for you to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The team at SIT International are trained in the New Zealand Government’s Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.  We also have a 24 hour free-to-call number in case of any emergencies.

Other services include: Academic workshops, Chaplain, Counselling, Course advice, Disability liaison service, Employment support, Health centre, Learning assistance, Peer tutoring, Native speaker support, Pasifika student support, Student activities and Visas


Contact details


Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill Campus, 133 Tay Street
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Phone number

+64 3 211 2699


MAINZ Christchurch Campus, SIT Queenstown Campus, Southern Institute of Technology, SIT Gore Campus, MAINZ Auckland Campus, Run at the client site in the country of New Zealand, Telford Campus, SIT Auckland Campus, SIT Christchurch Campus

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