Thursday, 14 December 2017

Fees Free Study in 2018

Get free fees for your first year of study at Taratahi

New government policy means that students starting tertiary education for the first time in 2018 will get one year of full-time study fees-free. You may also wish to check the Fees-free 2018 Student Guide or

Who is eligible for first year fees-free study?

If you are:

  • a New Zealand citizen (which includes those from the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau)
  • resident in New Zealand for at least three years, either holding a residence class visa, or are an Australian citizen
  • a New Zealand resettled refugee


  • have been enrolled at school in 2017 or 2018, or have not undertaken previous full-time tertiary study of more than half a year, except while they were at school.

What is included?

All compulsory fees (tuition, services etc.) up to a limit of $12,000 and tertiary study at any level.

How do I check my eligibility?

Check if you are eligible at