Free^ study for all domestic studentsBecome an essential worker and get NZ moving againIf you are a NZ citizen or permanent resident you may be eligible to get free training in specific areas that are critical to the economy and will help New Zealand get moving again. Find out more about what programmes are available.New to tertiary study?Get your first year free*Are you thinking about starting tertiary education for the first time? You may be able to get one year study or two years training fees-free. Find out more.MPTT scholarshipsMāori and Pasifika Trades TrainingIf you are NZ Māori or Pasifika, aged 16-40 years old, you could get free fees for many of our trade qualifications. Find out more about what programmes are available.Are you 16-19 years old?Study for free* with Youth GuaranteeIf you are 16-19 years old, you could get free fees with one of our level 3 qualifications. Find out more about what programmes are available.Level 1 and 2 programmesFees-free* for everyoneStart your journey with MIT. All of our Level 1 or 2 programmes are free*. Find out more.Free* preparation coursesFor employment and everyday lifeLearn English language to help you find a job, or develop your literacy and numeracy skills for everyday life. Find out more.
^Free study for the specified qualifications may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.
*All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2020 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, that are eligible for tertiary study. Free Study for Level 3 may be available for 16 to 19 year olds (Youth Guarantee). Free study for up to one year for Levels 3 and 4 may be available under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), a government-led training initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications. [All free study is subject to funding confirmation]. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.