NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) Level 4 Scholarship - Returning to Study, Career Changers and School Leavers - 2017


33% Fee Reduction


Six months

Number awarded


Closing date


Ara's Business and Commerce programmes are work focused and provide you with essential skills and knowledge needed to contribute effectively in the workplace. Ara is awarding a scholarship to a student who is a school leaver, returning to study and/or making a career change. Awarding the scholarship is based on the quality of application and the likelihood of success as measured from the statement of purpose and interview (if required).


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet all of the following conditions.

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
  • Have met the academic entry requirements for NZ Certificate in Business (Administration & Technology) Level 4 (refer to Ara website)
  • Intend to be a full time student within the NZ Certificate in Business (Administration & Technology) Level 4
  • You may be required to attend an interview with Department of Business staff

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship by completing an application form from and returning it to Scholarships, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or emailing it to:

As part of the application you will nominate two referees who will be contacted to provide a reference for you.

One should come from a teacher or principal who is able to comment on your academic performance and your ability to succeed in this programme or someone from your workplace who can attest to your relevant experience. The other should be from someone able to attest to your character and should not be a family member.

Late applications may be considered.

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