You will have all sorts of costs when you start tertiary education, including fees for the courses you are interested in.

Fees and costs differ at each educational institution and depending on what course you do. Fees may also be different for domestic and international students, and you may need to pay upfront — so it pays to find out what it may cost you in advance.

Scholarships may also be available to help cover some of your costs.  There is a common misconception that scholarships are only for ‘straight A’ students, but this isn’t true. There are a variety of scholarships available depending on who you are and what you do.

The New Zealand Government has Manaaki New Zealand Scholarships for tertiary education students from approved counties. Our local tertiary education providers may also have scholarships available – check out the information below.

Scholarship tips

  • Read the application form and selection very carefully so you can make sure your application has the right information
  • If there’s a reason you can’t attach a certain document which is asked for, then explain why
  • Write neatly and make sure you fill out everything which is being asked for
  • Remember to get your application in early to increase your chances of being successful
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Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers international students intending to study the EzyMigrate Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice an opportunity to apply for a scholarship.
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University of Waikato

The University of Waikato offers all international students studying any subject with them an opportunity to apply for a University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship. Travel grants may also be available.
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Contact the Wintec team for more information about how they may be able to help you finance your studies.

Ready to enrol?

For information about taking your first steps to enrol, visit our how to enrol page.  We have details and enrolment links for Toi-Ohomai, University of Waikato and Wintec.