Free study

Study for free

Good news – you might be able to study for free*.

Depending on what qualifications you already have, you may be able to study for free*.

Check out the free study options below or contact us to chat about what you’d like to study.

16-19 years old and want to get a Level 3 Certificate?

MIT has FREE* spaces for 16-19 year olds to study and get a Level 3 Certificate qualification. There is a range of eligible programmes that are free at MIT as part of the government's Youth Guarantee scheme.

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16-40 years old, of NZ Māori or Pasifika descent and wanting a trades qualification?

The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) offers scholarships for free tuition for trades qualifications*.

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Other free* courses

As well as these free* qualifications MIT also has other free courses to help you upskill and get ready for study.

  • Headstart - helps you develop the skills you need for successful tertiary study
  • Free literacy and numeracy - improve your reading, writing, numeracy, speaking and listening skills

We know there are lots of different options, so if you’d like some assistance with what’s right for you, contact us - we’re here to help.

* All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2018 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.