Kā Karahipi me Kā Tohu Scholarships and fee reductions

Applicants with pending exam results - please don't hesitate to apply as we will make your application conditional on meeting the entry criteria.  

We are pleased to be offering a number of scholarships across the Canterbury region for 2016, targeted at areas of need, e.g. the rebuild, skills shortages, and specific population groups, for example; women, youth, Maori and Pasifika.

Ara scholarships are offered across the region and in high demand areas and are open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. These areas include Engineering, Computing, Cookery, Business, Beauty, Trades, and Primary Industries. The full list can be viewed in the scholarship category dropdown below.

We also offer a number of Fees Free programmes across the Canterbury region. These include; Youth Guarantee programmes for people 15-19, Fees Free for under 25's in a range of Trades courses, He toki ki te Rika (Maori Trades Training) and Pasifika Trades Training programmes.

Further scholarships and awards can be found on Generosity New Zealand which is accessible from most council libraries, schools and from Ara campuses.

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How to apply

Application closing dates

Applicants are advised not to rely on the application closing dates shown on this website. They are provided as a guide, but the actual dates may vary from year to year and it is advisable to check with the organisation offering the scholarship as to the current closing date.

Contact details

If you need further guidance and advice on what scholarships are available, please contact:
Student Support Officer
Phone:  0800 24 24 76
Email: scholarships@ara.ac.nz