Student success

MIT is all about community and people coming together to help each other succeed to the best of their ability and the Pasifika Development Office (PDO) back your success by being a home away from home and a central hub of all things Pasifika. As well as the events and workshops we run, our staff can help you navigate your education journey by pointing you in the direction of other MIT services and organisations listed below such as:

  • Student associations that help build your feeling of aiga/fanau with fun and challenging activities, ways to learn more about and represent your culture, and opportunities to serve others.
  • Student support services such as the Ask Me! team who assist with student services including enrolment and course information, timetables and student ID cards.
  • Student support advisors - specialised team members can help get you sorted before and during your learning journey.
  • Funding, government and community initiatives for Pasifika students such as the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training scholarship and the Te Ara Oranga programme.

Pasifika student associations

Get into student life at MIT by joining or setting up a club or group. Being active in student groups or clubs is an important part of student life on campus and they provide a great way to meet other students with similar interests and backgrounds.

Student support

MIT offers help and support for all those who study and work. You can access a range of services at our campus including Ask Me! student services, library support, counsellors, chaplains, career and employment solutions, disability services, and tech services.

Student support


Studying can be fun but sometimes we need a bit of extra help, motivation or encouragement.

Whether it’s sorting out your travel options to and from class, creating a home-study plan, help finding financial assistance, or support with an issue that’s affecting your study we’re here to help connect you with what you need to succeed. Get in touch with our dedicated team if you need support with:

Contact our Student Support team
0800 696 487


There are scholarships and grants available to Pasifika students to help with your study, including those offered by community organisations, government departments and businesses.

Youth Guarantee Programme

Manukau Institute of Technology has free spaces for young people to study and gain Level 3 certificate qualification. This will help you to get the skills and qualifications for great jobs, over a wide range of industries.

For more information, contact Ask Me! Advisors who can assist you.

Maori and Pasifika Trades Training

The Auckland Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) scholarship programme is an initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications, New Zealand apprenticeships and employment.

Contact our MPTT team for more information:
022 068 9290

More scholarship and grant information