Scholarships and fee reductions

Scholarship landing page

Ara is proud to offer a wide range of scholarships which can save you thousands of dollars in fees. Most are designed to help meet skills shortages in specific industries, or to encourage individuals from under-represented sectors of the community into higher education.

Have you checked if you are eligible for fees-free study? If you are eligible for fees-free study, you do not need to apply for a scholarship (unless it is LIFT Completion, World Boost, Rika Fund, or sPACIFICally PACIFIC).

If you meet the scholarship criteria (and are not eligible for fees-free), we encourage you to apply. You can do this at the same time as you apply for your programme of study.

Please read the Guidelines for Ara scholarships.

17 scholarships found

Ara Advantage

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

A fee reduction of up to $2500 to assist individuals facing financial, disability or other challenges to undertake study at tertiary level.

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Ara Connect - CMCA Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

Fee reductions for registered players of a Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket Association affiliated club over 16 years old.

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Ara Connect - CRFU Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

Fee reductions for registered members of Canterbury Rugby Football Union over 16 years old.

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Ara Connect - Lifelong Learning

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
2019:
Available until awarded

2020:
Early Bird 15 Oct 2019
Final Closing Date 27 Jan 2020

A fee reduction of up to $2500 to help individuals over 25 to upskill or change career (or for employers to support their staff to upskill).

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Ara Connect - Netball Mainland Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

Fee reductions for registered members of Netball Mainland over 16 years old.

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Ara Connect - sPACIFICally PACIFIC Memea Leadership Scholarships

Location:
Christchurch
Closing date:
Closed

A year two fee reduction of $5000, for school leavers with a record of community and cultural leadership.

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Ara Inspire

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

A fee reduction of up to $5000 to help individuals with an inspirational approach and strong leadership skills to achieve their goals.

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Ara Respect

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

A fee reduction of up to $3000 for individuals who have a record of respect, inclusivity and perseverance.

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Linwood College - LIFT Completion Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

Payment of course-related costs and living costs for Linwood High School students, to support them to successfully transition into tertiary education.

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Linwood College - LIFT Study Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

A 90% discount on tuition fees for Linwood High School students, to support them to successfully transition into tertiary education.

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Ara Foundation Grants