Foundation Studies; English for Academic Purposes; Hotel Management and Tourism; Information Technology; Management and Business Studies; Marketing; Applied Arts and Design; Fashion; Interactive Media; Applied Science; Engineering and Construction Studies; Electronics; Communications and Media; Contemporary Music; Child Studies; Language and Community Services; Sports Studies.
All international students are required to attend an orientation program prior to commencing their studies at the Canberra Institute of Technology. The orientation program will assist students locate the facilities and access the services offered by the Institute.
Total number of students: 21700
Number of International students: 1500
Percentage of International students: <10%
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Main countries of origin: CIT international students come from over 80 countries including China, India, Korea (South), Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Thailand, Laos, Hong Kong, Philippines
While most international students in Australia are full-fee paying students, another option is to apply for a scholarship.
Scholarships are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions and a number of other organisations. They cover various educational sectors, including vocational education and training, however are not available for international students undertaking English language training specifically in Australia.
Australia Awards initiative
The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs.
The Australia Awards are comprised of two streams: an achievement stream that targets the best and brightest students, researchers and professionals to come to Australia and for Australians to do the same offshore; and a development stream that builds capacity in developing countries.
See the links below for further information:
- Achievement (Endeavour awards)
- Development (AusAID awards)
Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the America’s to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.
Further information can be found at:https://www.deewr.gov.au/International/EndeavourAwards
Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)
Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are a highly valued form of development cooperation that aims to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia's partner countries to promote growth and stability. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study in Australia.
ADS equip scholars with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence the development outcomes of their own country through obtaining tertiary qualifications at participating Australian higher education institutions and technical colleges.
Scholarship holders are required to return to their country of citizenship for two years after they have completed their studies to contribute to the development of their country.
Further information can be found at: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/studyin.cfm
CIT offers a range of accommodation options to suit almost every need with on-campus, off-campus and homestay accommodation. For all the information you need about living options here in Canberra see the CIT Accommodation Brochure 2011 (1.8 MB.)
The CIT Accommodation Brochure 2011 (1.8 MB.) is a helpful brochure containing information on CIT’s on-campus and off-campus accommodation, telling you about the student experience living in student residences from those who have lived there and it also includes contact information for the Accommodation Office at CIT and the Application Form.
When you come to study in Canberra you can pick from one of these living choices:
- On-campus accommodation: a footstep away from classes means you will never be late!
- Off-campus accommodation: short distance to major campuses and within walking distance of shopping and
- Homestay: stay with an Australian family and experience the exchange of culture in a supportive learning environment stay with an Australian family and experience the exchange of culture in a supportive learning
- Rent your own property and or live in share accommodation
CIT has accommodation available in 3 student residences situated in the suburbs:
- Monterey Apartments(Reid)
- Bowman House (Macquarie)
- Campus Residence (Bruce)
Students self-cater at each of the residences, which provide comfortable fully furnished single bedroom accommodation that include:
- Phone and Internet ports
- Small fridge/freezer
- Shared kitchen
- Shared Bathroom
- Living room
- Television and VCR
- Car parking
All residences are located in close proximity to public transport, shopping centres and CIT campuses.
Monterey Apartments and Bruce Campus Residenceprovide wheel chair access to students with disability.
Rent is kept affordable to ensure student residences are available to most students. The accommodation fee includes room, electricity and heating.
Who can apply for CIT Accommodation?
Applications for accommodation are accepted throughout the year from international and regional students over 18 years of age, who have been accepted to study a full time course at the CIT. Accommodation applications must be fully completed and returned to the accommodation officer along with the CIT course acceptance letter before processing can begin.
When is the best time to apply?
If your program starts in the first semester of a new study year we recommend you apply at the beginning of September the year before you commence study.
By applying early you have a greater chance of being offered a room at the residence of your choice. You can still apply even if you are unsure of being offered a place at CIT.
How to Apply
See our Accommodation Guide CIT Accommodation Brochure 2011 (1.8 MB.), or information and application forms may also be obtained by telephoning, emailing or writing to:
PO Box 226
Jamison ACT 2614
Telephone +61 2 6207 4661
Facsimile +61 2 6207 4666
If you wish to apply for accommodation please print and complete the form and return it by mail or fax. Alternatively you can complete the form electronically and return it via email.
The International Services Unit – come and see us
The International Services Unit (ISU) is located on CIT’s Bruce Campus and is open Monday – Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm. The office is staffed by personnel who are well equipped to assist students with any questions, problems or issues that they may have or experience while studying at CIT, such as stress, fitting in and adjusting to their new lifestyle. They are able to access services that provide assistance to students. See the list on our website of what it is we can help you with while you are studying at CIT... or please contact us.
At CIT there are a wide range of services and facilities offered to you as a CIT student to assist you in the successful completion of your course and to enhance your personal life while you are studying at CIT and living in Canberra. They can help you have a successful and enjoyable time while learning. They include:
- CIT Student Association (CITSA) – organise students events and activities, provide advocacy and referral to other help and manage the canteens, cafes and bookshops
- Sporting and recreational facilities, gymnasiums
- Counselling Services – professional counselling services, as well as disability and other support
- Computer laboratories, free internet access and free wireless (WiFi) on all campuses
- Student advisors are also available to assist you with: visa enquiries; course fees; any personal enquiries that you may have.
A Pastoral Care Officer is appointed to each CIT Centre that offers programs to international students. Their role is to assist students with any problems or questions that they may have during their course. They can help students with subject changes, support services (English), and any personal concerns they have with their course. They also check attendance and academic progress on a regular basis. Pastoral Care Officers help students with their course and are also there to provide support both academically and personally.
CIT Learning and Study Centres are located on all CIT campuses. Learning Centres hold library resources and offer academic support to meet the needs of your program. All students are able to access help with English, Maths, Study Skills and assignments through CIT’s Learning Centre at scheduled times.
A Study Centre is a space where students can come for help with the language, literacy, numeracy and study skills they need for their study at CIT. Study Centres are located in the Learning Centres on each campus. English Language Centre (ELC) teachers can help students with: English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for studying at CIT Study skills; and understanding and using English to complete assignments for CIT courses.
How do I start to look to study at CIT?
Educational Agents are located in various countries throughout the world. They are official representatives for CIT and can help you apply for your chosen course in Canberra. They can provide you with information on:
- courses offered
- visa requirements
- travel information
- accommodation available
- Canberra city and region
See the Educational Agents page to search for the contact details of agents located near you.
Where can I get more information?
For a full list of our publications or to download forms please see the CIT International Website and click through to our Publications & Forms.
More information can be found at Frequently Asked Questions.
Or please contact us at the International Services Unit.
Other CIT services
CIT provides a range of services, for details see CIT Business and Services.
Students are met at the Canberra Airport and transported to their accommodation. This reception service is also available for students arriving in Canberra by bus or train.
Official website: http://cit.edu.au/
International students: http://cit.edu.au/
Contact details: http://cit.edu.au/home/contactus/
How to apply: http://international.cit.edu.au/courses/how_to_apply
Find an agent: http://international.cit.edu.au/agents
International scholarship: http://international.cit.edu.au/information/planning_your_arrival/scholarships