Scholarships & Student Loans

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.

For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the link below.

MoneyHub Scholarship Page

The ultimate free, easy-to-use and mobile friendly list of scholarships for Year 13 students.

Student Loans

MoneyHub has published a one-stop guide which explains how student loans work, all on one page.  For more details, visit the link above.

Student Money Tips

MoneyHub’s guide to better prepare students for life after school with a number of tips, tools and insights. For more details, visit the link above.

Student Jobs – This page provides a complete list of New Zealand employers actively hiring students. We update it regularly.

Student CV Templates – Students can stand out in the crowd with our comprehensive CV template, guide and tips


Click on the link above and log in as below:

  1. All school users wanting to set up a log-in (sign up) should do so using their student e-mail address. (As a suggestion you can use your school password)
  2. When setting up the log-in for the first time, the user will be sent a confirmation e-mail which must be clicked on to return to the platform.  Sometimes this e-mail ends up in the junk folder.
  3. This platform can be used across devices and off-site from the school using this log-in.

givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals. This is our most widely searched tool, and is used by those seeking to pursue:

  • Education, research and fellowships
  • Arts, cultural and sporting activities
  • Career change, professional or personal development




Study Link helps students make informed choices about their student finance, how to apply for it and manage it online.


Loans and Allowances Overview

Fees Free


R.E.A.C.H Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health, is a scholarship for Year 13 Maori secondary students interested in a career in health.


Massey University Scholarships for High School Students

MasseyAccommodation Scholarship Criteria 2021[1] MasseyAccommodation Scholarship flyer 2021[2]



University of Canterbury Scholarships Information

Even with the fees-free scheme, there are still a lot of costs students and their whānau need to cover when it comes to tertiary education. Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships, grants, and awards Canterbury University have on offer.

The closing date for most scholarship applications is 15 August.

The range of scholarships can be found either on UC website or by downloading a copy of our Fund Your Studies brochure.

Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria (eg, subject/course, level, citizenship, age, gender, ethnicity, school, region, etc), so it’s important that students check the details to see if they meet the criteria.

Steps to help students apply
1. Create a myUC account
This is our online portal and the entry point for anyone considering studying at UC. Click here to create an account.

2. Go to the UC Prospective Students Scholarships Portal
Click here to be taken to the portal. From there they need to click the red ‘Apply’ button which takes them back to myUC.

3. Log back into their myUC account
They’ll now be directed to the scholarships application page.

UC Scholarships Presentation


Otago University Scholarship Applications Are Now Open Click here for Step by Step Instructions for Entrance Scholarship Application 



The Altrusa scholarship aims to help a student who has a community focus, and who has a commitment to a specific tertiary education course, by awarding a scholarship of $2000 to assist with accommodation the first year at a Halls of Residence at the location of study.



Study Award Scholarships are available for school leavers looking at entering the property and construction sector, that meet our eligibility criteria and will be taking up their first year of tertiary studies. Our Keystone scholarships not only come with $15,000 paid over three years but also include mentoring, work opportunities and guidance along the  way.

Read more about Keystone Scholarships here

Download and print the KeyStone Study Award Flyer here


Nelson Forests Scholarships – Forestry Engineering or Forestry Science

Students interested in studying at tertiary level in Forestry, scholarship applications close at the end of August.

Nelson Forest Scholarship Programme


Waikato University Scholarships

Information can be downloaded here.

Students can use the Scholarships Finder to check their eligibility, open and closing dates, and application details.


NZ Defence Careers – SCHOLARSHIPS || Did you know we offer tertiary scholarships?

We have three different types of scholarships, aimed at high school leavers, those already studying towards a bachelor degree, or those about to graduate.
Check out more details here:

Mensa New Zealand Student Scholarships 2021  Scholarship Application Form 2021

Mensa New Zealand Incorporated is offering scholarships again this year.  We have up to three $500.00 scholarships available, for students who will be studying in a tertiary institute in 2021.  The application process involves a 500 word essay on why they believe that their course of study will assist them to:

  • identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity;or
  • encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence


PwC Scholarship Details

Five PwC school Scholarships will be offered for students who have personal or financial hardship that may impact their opportunity to access tertiary education. Please note, there is an opportunity for students with financial or personal hardship to highlight their circumstances as part of the online application. This is for students who without a Scholarship, may struggle to attend University.

This Scholarship is focused on giving local talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university and having a PwC mentor.

  • $7,000 towards university fees and course related costs
  • A PwC staff member to mentor the Scholarship winner during their tertiary studies
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes
  • An opportunity to be interviewed for a paid Summer Internship in penultimate year of study

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship
Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly

If we give the bird what it needs then it will thrive

This whakataukī speaks to the notion and the purpose of our Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu scholarship. We will provide opportunity for young Māori talent to build their ngā kete mātuaranga (baskets of knowledge), in a safe, protected and nurturing environment, then they will be equipped and empowered to fulfil their purpose, and ultimately thrive and prosper as an individual and future leader of their whānau, hapū, iwi and wider community.

Two Scholarships will be offered to young Māori talent, these are new scholarships and were created in partnership with our Manukura Maori Business Team.

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship details:

  • $7,000 towards your university fees and course related costs over the course of their degree
  • A PwC staff member (Manukura Māori Business Team) to mentor the candidate during their university study
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes, so recipients can choose the career path that best suits them
  • An opportunity to be interviewed for a paid Summer Internship in penultimate year of study