Massey 2019 Scholarships - closing 20 August 2018 - click here for more details
Year 12 Day at Victoria University of Wellington (Auckland Office), Scholarships and Health & Wellbeing Workshop: Wednesday 11 July 10.30am to 1.00pm - click here for more details .


Welcome to our fees-free update, bringing you answers to some of the most common questions.

If there's anything else you'd like to know, check out the FAQs on the fees-free website.

Fees-free is managed by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Students can check if they can get fees-free study at www.feesfree.govt.nz 

Students who are New Zealanders and will finish school in 2018, may qualify for a year of fees-free tertiary study or two years of industry training in 2019.

Find out more about the eligibility for fees-free.

How to check if a student can get fees-free study
Students can go to www.feesfree.govt.nz and enter their National Student Number (NSN) to check. The majority of secondary school students should receive a 'yes - you are eligible' response.

If a student receives a 'we are not sure' response, they may need to provide further information to TEC. The frees-free website will let them know what they need to do.

How does a student apply for fees-free?
Students don't need to apply for fees-free.
Once the student has enrolled, TEC will check the student's details and if eligible, will pay the fees directly to the tertiary education provider or industry training organisation. They can pay up to a maximum of $12,000 incl GST per year.

Does a student still need to apply to StudyLink?
If a student only needs their fees paid they won't need to apply for a Student Loan unless their fees are over $12,000.

If a student wants to apply for a Student Allowance or the living and course-related costs parts of a Student Loan they'll still need to apply to StudyLink.

We hope this information is useful for you and your students.

If you've got any further questions you can check out the fees-free website or call the fees-free helpline on 0800 687 775.

Year 13 students - sign up for information
Go in the draw for 1 of 5 $50 book vouchers

In term three we'll be starting a six-week email series to students, who have signed up to receive our emails.

In the series we'll talk about the costs of study, budgeting, how allowances and loans work and what they need to know about fees-free study.

We'd appreciate if you could email your Year13 students and encourage them to sign up before Monday 13 August, so they can get these updates.

All Year13 students who sign up before 13 August will go into the draw to win 1 of 5 $50 book vouchers - which could be helpful for next year's text books.

Make sure your Year 13 students sign up to get these emails. Even if they're not sure what they want to do. If they don't end up getting support from StudyLink, we'll stop sending them emails.

There's also a sign up link on the StudyLink homepage.

Opportunity for students to experience another culture, make new friends and improve their language studies at home.  Please click here for further details.

WGNZ is looking for a young person to employ as a trade assistant in a small fabrication workshop specializing in equipment for the power and water industries. (www.wgnz.co.nz)
The work is varied, but will mainly revolve around working with our tradesman welder, so will involve lifting, grinding and using hand and power tools.
We expect that the correct employee will go on to complete an apprenticeship with us, as did our last assistant.
The successful applicant will be fit, able to read and understand drawings and preferably have a NZ driver license.
Please email rossnolan@wgnz.co.nz in the first instance.

The University of Auckland has courses available for Year 13 Students in 2017 
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Programme
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Information sheet

Student Job Search (SJS) is an online service that helps students gain work experience and extra money while studying at tertiary level. SJS advertise thousands of jobs every year just for tertiary students on their website www.sjs.co.nz. They can help you find work all year round and advertise a range of different jobs to suit your study schedule and experience. From one-off jobs to permanent part-time work, there is sure to be something that will suit you.
Their service is free to students who are enrolled or planning to enrol in tertiary education for 2018. If enrolled, you can start using SJS from November.
For more information head to their website www.sjs.co.nz

Thinking about further study?
Students planning to continue study after they leave school have a lot of decisions to make.
StudyLink’s website is a great place to visit to get you thinking about what it will cost to live and study. StudyLink can help you work out if study is right for you and how you'll support yourself. How much money you may need to support yourself could surprise you.
There are some really important decisions to make. A little effort, planning and commitment now can turn into exciting jobs, higher wages and only having to pay back what you really needed to borrow to get there.
Once you’ve made the decision to study it’s a good idea to sign up to receive emails from StudyLink. This way you won’t miss out on important information, like when to apply and documents you need to send.
Let's figure out what things you'll need for your tertiary education, and how you might pay for them.
Sign up to receive emails now

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