Fee's Free

Unlock your future with Fees Free

Are you thinking about starting tertiary education? You may be able to get one year's study or two years' training fees-free.


What is Fees Free?

You can get one year of tertiary study or two years' training up to the value of $12,000 fees-free:

  • The equivalent of one year's full-time study fees-free at an institute of technology, polytechnic, private training establishment, university or wananga.
  • Up to 24 months of an apprenticeship or training fees-free with an employer or industry training organisation.


Fees Free eligibility

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. 

To check if you are eligible, enter your NSN in the linked box