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Southern Institute of Technology

Entry requirements

It’s easy to enrol at SIT as an international student.  Simply follow these six easy steps to start your journey towards a world class future with SIT.

All documents must be in English or translated into English AND verified by an education agency or registered Justice of the Peace/Notary Public

1. Choose your programme

You can find information on and choose from over 216 programmes here.

2. Complete an international student application form

You can find the form here (Adobe PDF file). Please write clearly in English.

3. Attach the required documents

Make sure you include copies of your:

  • Passport or birth certificate
  • Recent IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent English proficiency test results (if available), as approved by NZQA
  • Transcripts and academic achievements with English translations (if applicable)

You may also need to provide the following information (check the requirements of your particular programme from our website):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent telling us why you wish to study your chosen programme
  • Character or work references
  • Portfolio or business plan.

All documents must be in English or translated into English AND verified by an education agency or registered Justice of the Peace/Notary Public

4. Send it to us

The easiest way is to send it by email to the representative of Education Index.

You can also send it to us by fax or post

Once we receive your application, we will assess it and advise one of the following outcomes:

All entry criteria met including English > We will issue you with a full Offer of Place (OOP) > You can apply for a Student Visa

All entry criteria met except English > We will issue you with a Conditional Offer of Place (COOP) > You can apply for a Student Visa once you have met our English conditions

Entry criteria not met > We may request further evidence, suggest an alternate study programme or decline your application

5. Apply for a student visa

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place and an invoice.  Use these documents to apply for your student visa.  For assistance with the student visa application process, refer to our helpful visa guide. You can find your nearest Immigration New Zealand branch here.

6. Tell us when you will arrive

Once your visa is Approved in Principle you then pay your fees and book your flights.  Advise us of your arrival details and we will book your airport pickup, insurance and first two weeks accommodation – all at no additional cost!

That's it!

That’s it: six easy steps towards the future of your dreams.  Our team is ready to receive your application.  Don’t delay as many of our programmes fill quickly.

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