NZ Diploma in Applied Science Level 5 Scholarship - Returning to Study,Career Changers and School Leavers - 2017


50% Year 1 Fee Reduction


1 year

Number awarded


Closing date


Ara is committed to the training of young New Zealanders for careers in science, technology, sports and wellness. As part of this commitment Ara will be awarding up to two scholarships to pay a substantial proportion of the tuition fees for full time study needed to complete the NZ Diploma in Applied Science.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide individuals with theoretical and/or technical knowledge within a range of natural and physical sciences for employment and/or progression to higher level qualifications.

The qualification will also identify for the science-related sectors of Aotearoa New Zealand those employees who are able to work independently in routine operational positions in the manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development.

Location: Christchurch


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 Diploma in Applied Science Level 5 (refer to Ara website)
  • Intend to be a full time student within the NZ Diploma in Applied Science Level 5
  • You may be required to attend an interview with Department of Applied Science & Allied Health 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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