How can you fund your study?
While you are thinking about your study options, you may want to know about the financial support you can get. Here are some ways that you can fund your study.
StudyLink is a service of the Ministry of Social Development. It administers student loans and allowances as well as other forms of financial assistance for students. They also have helpful advice on funding your study, as well as tools and calculators. For more information visit their website at www.studylink.govt.nz
Government's Fees Free Scheme
If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Visit the government's fees free website for details www.feesfree.govt.nz.
If the fees free website says learners have ‘unknown’ eligibility status, and they meet the eligibility criteria, they will need to complete and submit a statutory declaration as soon as possible so they can receive Fees Free for any Fees Free eligible study or training they undertake. The government highly recommends that learners submit their statutory declaration before midnight 31 December 2019 so they are guaranteed to receive their Fees Free entitlement for any eligible study or training they undertake this year.
Iwi, hapū and whānau trusts offer grants to descendants and eligible applicants. Check with your iwi, hapū and whānau trusts regarding grants and scholarships available to you.
Other sites that offer information on scholarships include: