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.