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Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill

November 2017

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SIT announces ‘Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill’

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is pleased to announce an accommodation bursary for students eligible for the Government’s Fees Free policy that comes into effect on 01 January 2018. His worship, Mayor of Invercargill Tim Shadbolt having supported this initiative from the onset has now consolidated his backing by lending his name to these grants.

Eligibility criteria for the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill will reflect that of the Government’s Fees Free policy, which is yet to be announced. SIT however can confirm that eligible students, in addition to getting their first year of tertiary studies for free, will also be able to apply for free shared accommodation at SIT’s apartments in Invercargill for the academic year (40 weeks’ maximum). Alternatively, eligible students at our Invercargill campus can opt to receive a $100/week accommodation bursary supplement regardless of whether they live at home or in rental accommodation. Again, this will be offered for the academic year, for up to 40 weeks’ maximum.

SIT is now accepting registrations of interest for Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for SIT students intending to study at the Invercargill Campus. Simply call us on 0800 4 0 FEES (0800 4 0 3337) or email info@sit.ac.nz to register your interest and to find out more about the facilities available to students at the apartments.

ENDS.


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