Scholarships and grants

Our Information and Application Centre 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:

Future Grad Scholarships

The purpose of the award is to support people who are employed but wanting to upskill or make a shift in their career direction through part-time or online study.

MIT shall award up to thirty (30) scholarships each to the value of NZ$2,000.

The value of the scholarship is $2,000 as a fee contribution.

Who is eligible?

These scholarships are only available to employees of selected employers and Business Associations (as notified by MIT). We will be offering another scholarship round to members of the public after 30 November 2018. 
  • Candidates for the scholarship must be:
    • aged 20 years or over;
    • starting the first year of a programme at MIT;
    • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident;
    • working part-time or full-time (confirmation of employment is required from the employer);
    • not be eligible for Labour Government First Year Free funding, Youth Guarantee or MPTT funding; and
    • meet the entry requirements for the programme applied for
  • An employee of MIT or an immediate family member thereof cannot apply for the scholarship.

How do I apply?

Complete the attached application form.

View the Terms and Conditions.

When do you need to apply?

For 2019 Future Grad Scholarships, applications close on Friday, 30 November 2018 at 5pm.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) Scholarships

Are you interested in studying the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) (Level 6)?

If you meet the following criteria, you could be awarded one of 10 NZDE scholarships being awarded.

Each scholarship is designed to cover two years' full tuition fees for the NZDE, up to the value of $14,000.

What is the criteria?

To qualify for the scholarship you must*:

  • Meet NZDE entry requirements;
  • Be under the age of 25; and (i) of Māori or Pasifika descent, OR
  • Be under the age of 25; and (ii) female;
  • Attend an interview as part of the selection process;
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Complete the application form.

How much is the scholarship worth?

Each scholarship is designed to cover two years' full tuition fees for the NZDE, up to the value of $14,000 and you will have the choice to study the NZDE in either Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

If you are eligible for Governments Fees Free, you can apply for the scholarship to cover year two of your study in the programme.

When do you need to apply?

For Semester 1 2019, applications close on Friday 5pm, 1 February 2019.

How do you apply?

Complete the attached application form.

Women in Trades Training Scholarship

Are you interested in studying a level 3 trade qualification in 2019?

If you meet the following criteria, you could be awarded one of 5 Women in Trades Training scholarships being awarded.

What is the criteria?

To qualify for the scholarship you must*:

*See the Terms and Conditions.

When do you need to apply?

For Semester 1 2019, applications close on Friday, 18 January 2019.

Complete the attached application form.

Got a question?

Contact Santi Soumphonphakdy, Communications Advisor
Email: santi.soumphonphakdy@manukau.ac.nz
Phone: 09 976 0831

Māori Pasifika Trades Training Scholarships

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) 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 2018 academic year, 'Navigator' support to guide you into a job in the trades, and a work readiness programme to prepare you for work successfully.

Do you qualify?

You will be eligible for an MPTT MIT Scholarship if:

  • You are of NZ Māori or Pasifika descent and aged between 16-40 years old; and
  • You are a New Zealand Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen; and
  • You are enrolled into an approved MPTT programme at MIT.

Find out more

Rūnanga Scholarship

How much is the scholarship worth?

Each scholarship is designed to cover a full year of tuition fees for an under graduate degree or diploma, up to the value of $5,000.

Who is eligible?

Candidates for the scholarship must be:

  • be of New Zealand Māori descent
  • be enrolled full-time in a diploma or degree programme at MIT
  • provide a confirmation of the programme that has been applied for
  • be in their last year of study if enrolled in a diploma programme
  • be in their 2nd , 3rd of final year of study if enrolled in a degree programme

How do I apply?

Complete the attached application form.

When do you need to apply?

Application to be received by 5pm Friday, 29 March 2019.