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

Māori Higher Learning

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 support Māori students to succeed in tertiary study at higher levels.

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Pasifika Higher Learning

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 support Pasifika students to succeed in tertiary study at higher levels.

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The Rika Fund

Location:
Christchurch, Online
Closing date:
31 October 2019

A fee reduction of up to $2000 to support students participating in short-term exchange to Japan, or undertaking specified study programmes.

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Untouched World Foundation for Blumine Island Scholarship 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton
Closing date:
Friday 30 August 2020

An unique field trip focusing on sustainability and leadership skills, for current Ara students of any Level 5-9 programme.

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Women in STEM 2020

Location:
Christchurch
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

A fee reduction of up to $3000 for women entering careers in science, ICT and engineering.

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Women in Trades

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

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

Full cover of course fees for women starting a career in trades. Training areas include agribusiness, construction, electrical, motor industry and engineering.

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World Boost 2019 & 2020

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

Grants to enable students to attend national or international competitions, events and experiences related to their area of study.

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Ara Foundation Grants