Details of fees free tertiary education and training for 2018 announced

From 1 January 2018 all New Zealand students who finish school in 2017, or will finish school during 2018, qualify for a year of free provider based tertiary education or industry training.

This policy will also benefit those who aren’t school leavers. Adults who have previously studied for less than half full time year of tertiary education or industry training also will qualify for fees free

You can find out whether you are eligible on the fees-free website

The changes for 2018 are the first step in the Government’s stated intent to provide a full programme of 3 years’ fee free tertiary education and training for New Zealanders by 2024.

This policy is part of the Government’s first 100 days programme which also includes a $50 a week boost to both student allowances and loan entitlements for living costs from 1 January 2018. 

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