From 1 January 2018, tertiary education will be fees free for eligible first time tertiary students.
Broadly, if you’re a New Zealander who finished school in 2017, or if you will finish school during 2018, you qualify for a year of fees-free provider-based tertiary education or two years of industry training in 2018.
If you’re not a recent school leaver, and you’ve done less than half a year of education or training (including tertiary study in any other country), you also qualify.
Please note: Fees free cannot be used for Certificate of Competence courses. It can however be used for all New Zealand Certificates and Diplomas in Mining and Quarrying.