Māori Higher Learning 2019


Up to $5,000 reduction in Year 1 fees


Number awarded


Closing date

Ongoing until awarded




Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online

If you are of Māori descent, these scholarships are available to help you succeed in tertiary study at higher levels.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be of Māori descent
  • Meet (or intend to meet) entry requirements for your chosen programme of study
  • Study a programme, which is eligible for this scholarship (see below) full time or part time.
  • Be applying to Tamesa for a new programme of study

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you started your current programme in (or before) 2018 and are returning to your second or third year.

We encourage all learners eligible for an Tamesa scholarship to apply. Before you complete your Tamesa scholarship application, check out your eligibility for the government’s . We are happy to help you out with this process. If you are eligible for only a proportion of your fees covered under the government initiative and not a full year, you may still be eligible to apply for an Tamesa scholarship.

If you are unsure about your eligibility please us.

Eligible Programmes

Any Level 5 or above programme at Tamesa Institute of Canterbury.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship:

  • Please complete an application form (click on the apply now button on the right).
  • Include a personal statement to reflect the special circumstances that make you a candidate for this scholarship, e.g:
    • Outline what your Māori heritage means to you and how you will contribute to the community.
  • Provide two written references, which comment on your ability to succeed in this programme and attest to your character. One reference must be completed by a leader in your cultural community.

Please return your application to Scholarships, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or email it to: [email protected]

Applications submitted before the early bird closing date will be given preference. Remaining scholarships will then be awarded to later applicants who meet the criteria.

See Scholarships and awards


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