Fees-free study for first time tertiary learners

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Whitireia is pleased to offer first time tertiary learners the opportunity to study fees-free from 2018.

To meet the requirements for fees-free study, learners 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; and
  • Not be enrolled in school when your qualification starts, and either:
    • Have been enrolled at school in 2017 or 2018, or
    • Not have undertaken previous study or training of more than 60 credits, except while you were at school, and
  • Enrol in an eligible qualification

Learners can check eligibility for fees-free study by using their National Student Number (NSN) at www.feesfree.govt.nz

Further information on fees-free eligibility can be found at www.feesfree.govt.nz/faqs

The fees-free initiative will cover tuition fees, associated mandatory fees and compulsory student services fees.

If you are interested in studying with us, you can explore our study options for 2018.