Scholarships and bursaries
The Ministry of Education provides assistance to school students who need to board away from home in order to receive their education.
There are three different types of boarding bursaries:
- School boarding bursaries (for primary and secondary students who meet the distance criteria)
- Secondary School bursaries (students who are in year 12 or year 13 and are unable to obtain tuition in approved subjects at their local school)
- Secondary School Technical Bursary (students who are in year 10 or year 11 and are unable to obtain tuition in an agricultural or workshop subject at their local school).
You can find out more about on the school boarding bursary scheme, including criteria and the application form, or contact:
Ministry of Education
National Office, Wellington
Phone (04) 463 8000, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Māpihi Pounamu financial support scheme is designed to assist secondary students, year 9 and above, to participate and achieve in education. It is available to students of all ethnic groups, and targeted at those students who face barriers to learning, either through difficult home circumstances such as ongoing risk to their wellbeing, or lack of supportive care.
The Aspire Scholarship - financial support scheme is for students from low income families, to assist with the costs of private schooling. It will contribute up to $15,000 per year towards the fees of a private school for the duration of a student’s attendance at this school. It will also include a yearly allowance of up to $1,500, to cover course related costs. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student’s primary carer/s must have a yearly gross income of $65,000 or less, and a net worth of $150,000 or less.