Scholarships and grants

See the details of the scholarships and grants available to MIT students.

MIT produces a booklet on the various grants and scholarships offered by community organisations, government departments and businesses.

We also have a number of scholarships available through MIT. These include:

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) scholarship

Are you NZ Māori or Pasifika, 16-40 years old and want a trade qualification?

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.

This Scholarship entitles you to free tuition fees for the 2022 academic year, 'Navigator' support to help guide and support you into a job in the trades, and a work readiness programme that will successfully prepare you into long term employment.

What are the criteria?

To qualify for the scholarship you must*:

  • You are of New Zealand Māori ancestry and/or Pasifika ancestry, the latter being from the independent & sovereign nations of the South Pacific (including the Republic of Fiji, The Kingdom of Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Nauru, Niue and Kiribati). It also includes the atolls of Tokelau for which New Zealand is administratively and constitutionally responsible
  • It is very important that you identify as being of NZ Māori and/or Pacific descent when you apply for the programme that you wish to study in. If you do not identify as Māori or Pacific on your programme of study application form (not this form) you will need to provide evidence to support your ethnicity for the MPTT Scholarship.
  • You are aged between 16-40 years old at the start of your programme AND
  • You are a New Zealand Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen AND
  • You’re enrolled in a programme approved for Māori & Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship funding.
How much is the scholarship worth?

The value of the Scholarship can vary according to the cost of your programme of study. The MPTT Scholarship will cover your compulsory tuition fees for this academic year.

The MPTT Scholarship does not cover short courses or block courses that are attached to your programme.

MPTT Scholarship programme

All Scholarship recipients are required to adhere to the following terms and conditions:

  • Regular attendance to your classes throughout the duration of your course. We will check with your tutor/s to ensure your attendance and overall performance within your course/study remains at a high standard.
  • Attend all MPTT “Work-Readiness” Workshops/Discussions as and when required by your Navigator.
  • Maintain regular contact with your MPTT Navigator .
  • Attendance and participation in  MPTT events and projects as and when required by the MPTT Office.
  • Fully consent to MIT and/or MPTT staff informing the person I’ve nominated to act as my Recommended Support Person or Organisation and Navigator of my academic progress and overall performance when required.
When do I need to apply?

You may apply for the MPTT Scholarship at any time however, no further action will be taken until you have applied, been accepted and enrolled into your programme of study first. Late applications up to six months after you have commenced your study will be considered and will be based on your overall performance but subject to discussions with the MPTT Navigators before final approval is granted.

What is the process?
  • Ensure that you have applied for your programme of study first.
  • Check that you are eligible to apply.
  • Complete the MPTT Scholarship form online, via email or you can hand in your completed scholarship form to the Ask Me! Centre’s located in Ōtara or Manukau.
  • Remember to include all additional documentation.

The Māori & Pasifika Trades Training office at MIT will advise when you will be required to attend a discussion.

Visit the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Scholarship page for more information.

MIT sport scholarship 2023

The purpose of the award is to enable Counties Manukau students to study the Diploma of Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 5) Rugby or Basketball contexualisation, based at CMRFU Navigation Homes stadium, Pukekohe in 2023.

Closing date: Friday 17 February 2023


The following terms and conditions relate to a scholarship offered by Manukau Institute of Technology Limited* (MIT). By submitting an application for the scholarship, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

What is the scholarship?

1. The scholarship shall be known as the MIT Sport Scholarship 2023

2. The purpose of the award is to enable Counties Manukau students to study the Diploma of Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 5) Rugby or Basketball contexualisation, based at CMRFU Navigation Homes stadium.

3. MIT shall award up to ten scholarships

4. The value of the scholarship is one-year of study ($6,500 approximately).

Who is eligible?

5. Candidates for the scholarship must:

a) Be a new student at MIT (i.e., never previously enrolled at MIT) applying for full-time study in the semester 1, 2023 intake

b) Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and

c) Have applied, and meet the entry requirements, for the MIT New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5)

6. Candidates who have previously enrolled at School of Secondary-Tertiary Studies or in a STAR/Schools Partnership programme will be eligible

7. An employee of MIT or its subsidiaries cannot apply for the scholarship.

How do I apply?

8. To enter, applicants must submit a fully completed application form to MIT by 17 February 2023. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted

9. Applicants will be assessed in terms of their programme suitability for the contextualized diploma in rugby or basketball based in Pukekohe

10. MIT is not responsible for late or misdirected entries and takes no responsibility for any entries not correctly lodged.

How and when will a decision be made?

11. The scholarship will be awarded to up to ten recipients

12. MIT reserves the right to request from any applicant any additional information that it may consider necessary for the scholarship

13. MIT has complete discretion in assessing applications for the Scholarship. MIT’s decision is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.

What happens if I receive a scholarship?

14. The offer of a scholarship must be accepted by the date indicated in the letter of offer. If the winner declines or does not take up the scholarship, the School may offer the scholarship to another person

15. The scholarship must be taken in 2023. No deferrals will be accepted

16. By accepting a scholarship, the recipient agrees to participate and cooperate in publicity concerning the scholarship as arranged by MIT

17. The scholarship is not transferrable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash

18. The scholarship will cover a maximum of one year’s study, in 2023. Study which extends past 2023 will not be included

19. To continue to be eligible for the scholarship, scholarship recipients must successfully complete and pass all courses each semester. The Head of the School may terminate the scholarship with immediate effect if the recipient fails to obtain passing grades in any semester of study

20. If the recipient does not complete a full semester of study during the term of the scholarship, the School may require him or her to refund part or all of the scholarship amount for that semester.

* Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you. As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner. Any references in these terms to ‘MIT’ shall also refer to Te Pūkenga.

Youth Guarantee programme

Are you interested in getting a Level 3 certificate qualification?

If you meet the following criteria, you could be entitled to study for free* at the Manukau Institute of Technology as part of the government's Youth Guarantee scheme.

Are you a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident?

Potential Youth Guarantee students must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

What age do I have to be?

Potential Youth Guarantee students must be 16–19 years old at the start of their course/study.

Can I still be at school?

Youth Guarantee students must not be enrolled in school and an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme at the same time.

What if I've already achieved a Level 3 or higher National or New Zealand Certificate qualification?

If you have achieved a Level 3 National or Level 3 New Zealand Certificate qualification, or have already received two years of funding under Youth Guarantee, you will no longer be eligible for Youth Guarantee funding.

What programme can I enrol in?

Youth Guarantee students must enrol in an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme that has a minimum of 60 credits.

This programme could be full time one semester or part time over one year. Youth Guarantee students who enrol in an approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme that has less than 60 credits must enrol in another approved Youth Guarantee Level 1, 2, or 3 programme of at least 40 credits in order to be eligible for Youth Guarantee funding.

Find the full list of eligible programmes on the Youth Guarantee page.

How long will the Youth Guarantee programme be funded for?

If you're enrolled in a Youth Guarantee-approved programme, there is a two year limit on funding.

Do I need to sign anything?

Potential Youth Guarantee students will be required to sign a declaration form.

Visit the Youth Guarantee page for more information. Also, our experienced Ask Me! advisers are here to help you make the decisions that are right for you. So no matter what you're looking for, the team can guide you through the process.