Fees Free

If you’re new to tertiary studies, or you’ve previously done less than six months at tertiary level, you may qualify for one year fees-free study. The fees-free programme covers tuition fees, associated mandatory fees, and compulsory student services fees up to $12,000.

To participate, you must:

  • be allowed to work and live in New Zealand permanently, or be an Australian or New Zealand resident who has lived here for at least three years
  • enrol in an eligible qualification
  • not be enrolled in school when your qualification starts, and either:
    • have been enrolled at school in 2018 or 2019, or
    • have not previously studied or trained for more than 60 credits (except while you were at school).

Find out more information at www.feesfree.govt.nz.