You can get one year of tertiary study or two years’ training up to the value of $12,000 fees-free. Fees Free covers your course fees but does not cover course-related costs or living costs.
DO I QUALIFY?
You may be eligible for Fees Free if you are:
- a New Zealander or ordinarily resident in New Zealand; and
- a recent secondary school leaver; or
- not a recent secondary school leaver but have undertaken less than half a year of tertiary study or training.
If you’re eligible for fees-free you will still need to apply for a Student Loan via StudyLink if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. Read our handy step-by-step guide on how to apply for all of these on our blog.