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Fund your study

Studying at UCOL is an investment into your future. In addition to course fees, you need to budget for living costs, transport and course-related costs, like a uniform. 

To make it easier, we've collated some handy resources to help you fund your study.

Fees-free study

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New Zealand Government has announced Fees-free Study funds available for one-year and two-year training programmes. Please see the details.

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If you’re on a Government benefit, you may be able to access the Training Incentive Allowance - this allowance can help cover some of the costs of studying, and doesn’t have to be paid back.


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Check out the range of scholarships and awards available to UCOL students.

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training

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Fees-free tertiary education for Māori and Pasifika learners aged between 16 and 40.

Youth Guarantee

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Are you between 16 and 19 years old and have left school? UCOL offers a number of scholarships in vocationally focused programmes to help you onto your dream career pathway.

Student Loans

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Tools for managing your money and advice on how to graduate with a manageable student loan.

Fees and Costs

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UCOL's fees explained - everything from domestic student fees, international student fees, to additional costs and the student services levy.

Financial Support

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UCOL has a Hardship Fund available to students suffering an unexpected short-term financial problem. Also see if you're eligible for Spark Jump Internet access at home.


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Many of UCOL's programmes of study have a work placement component giving you invaluable experience. For paid work, find out how to register with Student Job Search.