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Get your first year free*
If you are a first-time tertiary learner, or your first tertiary education was covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), you may be able to get up to $12,000 of your fees covered for one year’s study or two years’ training. Find out more.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training
If you are New Zealand Māori or Pasifika, aged 16-40 years old, you could get free fees for many of our trade qualifications. Find out more about what programmes are available.
Are you 16-24 years old?
Study for free* with Youth Guarantee
If you are 16-24 years old, you could get free fees with one of our level 3 qualifications. Find out more about what programmes are available.
Level 1 and 2 programmes
Fees-free* study for all domestic students
Start your journey with MIT. All of our Level 1 or 2 programmes are free*. Find out more.
Other free~ study options
For all domestic students
At MIT, we want to help more people get into education and great jobs – so these additional programmes are free~. Find out more.
Free* preparation courses
For employment and everyday life
Learn English language to help you find a job, or develop your literacy and numeracy skills for everyday life. Find out more.
Scholarships and grants
Available to MIT students
MIT produces a booklet on the various grants and scholarships offered by community organisations, government departments and businesses. We also have a range of scholarships available through MIT. Find out more.
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*All Level 1 and 2 programmes excluding First Aid certificate courses will be free in 2023 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, and dependent children of people eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa, that are eligible for tertiary study. Free study for Level 3 may be available for 16 to 24 year olds (Youth Guarantee). Free study for up to one year for Levels 3 and 4 may be available under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), a government-led training initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications. Free study for the first year of your Level 3 or above qualification may be available under the government’s fees-free study scheme. Visit feesfree.govt.nz for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.
~The specified programmes will be free in 2023 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, and dependent children of people eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa, that are eligible for tertiary study. Proof of residency status required. This offer is subject to availability within MIT’s maximum permitted class sizes. Entry criteria apply, and some costs may also apply.