Student financial assistance

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.

2017 Kawenata Scholarship

This scholarship aims to support the Kawenata between Waikato-Tainui and Manukau Institute of Technology. Our kaupapa is to support the holistic well-being of students, their whānau, marae, hapū, iwi, and the Institute. This scholarship is specifically for Manukau Institute of Technology students who affiliate to Waikato-Tainui Iwi.

What is the criteria?

Applicants must:

  1. be able to whakapapa to Waikato-Tainui iwi and registered on the Waikato-Tainui Beneficiary Roll
  2. be enrolled in a full-time MIT programme (Semester 2, 2017) Level 4 or above
  3. provide a confirmation of enrolment into a MIT programme Level 4 or above
  4. be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  5. a personal statement in English or in Te Reo Māori
How much is the scholarship worth?

The scholarship is worth up to $5,000 of enrolled fees (which will be in the form of a fees credit).

When do students need to apply?

Applicants must have submitted their fully completed application by:
* Semester Two : 4pm, Friday 11 August 2017

Student loans and allowances

Student loans

If you're a full time student, or a full year part time student, you can apply for a loan to help pay for tuition fees and associated costs. Part time part year students may be eligible to tuition fees only.

To find out if you're eligible to apply or for more information, please contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 (freephone) or visit the Studylink website.

Student allowances

If you're studying full time, you can apply for a student allowance to help meet your living costs. You can find out whether you're eligible for this by contacting Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 (freephone) or visit the Studylink website.

Emergency financial support

At Manukau Institute of Technology we offer hardship and financial assistance grants to students facing severe financial difficulty.  If you have financial barriers that that are directly related to, and adversely affect, your ability to pursue your current course of study, please get in touch with Student Support.

Please note that all other avenues of funding must be exhausted before applying for assistance and specific criteria have to be met.

We recognise that financial problems can be stressful and may affect your health and wellbeing. If this is the case, please contact our counsellors who will be only too happy to provide you with support and advice.

To contact our Health and Counselling Centre visit their page