Scholarship Tips

  • It takes time and effort to find a scholarship. Allow the time you need to search for them.
  • To maximise your chances of success, it is important to provide a good scholarship application with good detail that will impress the selection panel.
  • Apply for as many scholarships as you can.  There is no limit as long as you meet entry criteria.
  • Check out CareersNZ for a Step-by-step Guide to Applying for a Scholarship. 
  • Most Scholarships are only available to NZ Residents - check criteria and eligibility conditions.

Need a hand?  Email Co-ordinator Allana at or Ph:757 3100 ext 8978 for more information about Scholarships, or Studylink

For tips on researching and applying for scholarships, click here.

WITT Administered Scholarships

WITT Sport Academy Scholarships

The Academy is designed for school leavers who are ready to start tertiary study while advancing their high-level sports careers. Services to these athletes will include individual programme planning, testing and prescription in areas such as exercise, physiology, biomechanics and strength and conditioning. Academy staff will work with athletes, their coaches and mentors to provide complete support through training and competition.  Find out more about Sports Academy

Applications closed

WITT School Leaver Degree Scholarships

WITT offers degree-level scholarships to eligible Taranaki school leaver applicants.  The scholarship covers a year of tuition fees (up to $7,500).

If you are entitled to the Government Fees-Free year, this scholarship will cover your second year of study which means two years of your study at WITT will be fees-free.

Bachelor of Accounting*

Bachelor of Applied Management

Specialisations include:
   Human Resources
   Operation and Production Management
   Project Management

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Social Work*

Applications for the WITT School Leaver Degree Scholarships have closed.

Te Kahui Matanui - Further Education

For students enrolled in a Level 3 and above level programme.
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Value: $2,500
Closing date: Last Friday in April each year

BJ Hetet Scholarship

For Students in any Full-Time Programme. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual once each year to a maximum of $10,000 over two years of study to assist in the student's costs of study for that year.
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Value: $10,000
Closing Date: Last Friday in April each year

Ara Ake

This scholarship includes tuition fees to the value of $7,500 per student, per year. Administration and payment of the scholarship will be managed and disbursed at the discretion of WITT Te Pūkenga.
You can view and download the application form here.
Closing date: 17 February 2023

Useful Websites


National Database of scholarships available in NZ. Click here to start your search. The site is free to access from WITT Campus or any Public Library.

You can sign up or login here.

NOTE - it is best to use Chrome or Firefox for the above link.
If you fit the criteria or eligibility apply - you can apply for more than 1 Scholarship per year.

Closing dates vary depending on the funder.

Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub

Studylink or scholarship application support

We understand that sorting your finances for study can be a little overwhelming and confusing. If you need help applying for StudyLink, or finding out what other financial options are available to you (, book an appointment with Allana Prestney and she will get you on the right track before you start.

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