Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications. From certificates to postgraduate studies, we offer NZQA programmes for students to learn at a level and pathway that suits them. We are home to the Zero Fees Scheme and are the only tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a no tuition cost education to domestic NZ students for every year of study, at all levels.

 

University of Waikato

University of Waikato

The University of Waikato opened in 1964 after many years of energetic lobbying by a group of Hamilton locals, determined to have a university in their city. To begin with, facilities were sparse, but in early 1965 new buildings were officially opened by then Governor-General Sir Bernard Fergusson. Sir Don Llewellyn was founding Vice-Chancellor.The University of Waikato opened in 1964 after many years of energetic lobbying by a group of Hamilton locals, determined to have a university in their city. To begin with, facilities were sparse, but in early 1965 new buildings were officially opened by then Governor-General Sir Bernard Fergusson. Sir Don Llewellyn was founding Vice-Chancellor.
There were two schools of study, Humanities and Social Sciences, joined successively over the years by Education, Science, and Management Studies. Waikato was the first New Zealand university to have a dedicated Centre for Māori Studies; it opened in 1973.

 

University of Otago

University of Otago

Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first university. 21,108 students by headcount. 2,972 international students from 100 countries (14% of the student population).