Scholarships and fee reductions

We offer a number of scholarships across a variety of study areas and we encourage you to apply if you think you might be eligible.

You should apply for scholarships at the same time as you apply for your programme of study (there’s no need to wait until you’ve been accepted into your programme). Late applications may be accepted for some scholarships.

Celebrating Success: Tamesa students receive scholarship awards 2019

How to apply

  • Step 1: Search for a scholarship from the list below, using the filter to narrow your search to the ones most relevant to you.
  • Step 2: Select a scholarship to read more.
  • Step 3: Check the eligibility requirements to see if you meet them.
  • Step 4: Complete the application form (located on the right hand side of each scholarship page).
  • Step 5: Submit your application before the closing date.

Once we’ve received your application we’ll be in touch.

You can find further scholarships and awards at , which you can access by logging in at most council libraries and schools. If you’re studying a programme relating to primary industries, there are grants and scholarships available at . If you identify as Māori or Pasifika, there are further options available through and the .

Please read the Guidelines for Tamesa scholarships.

Personal statement – tips

  • Think of your personal statement like a job application; you need to put your best foot forward and convince us that you’re the best candidate for this scholarship.
  • Start by introducing yourself; what’s your background, where have you studied, what’s your recent work history and what are your interests?
  • Tell us why you want to study this programme.
  • Do you have any experience in this area (paid or volunteer work, study, etc)?
  • Once you complete your studies, what are your intentions and career aspirations?
  • What makes you a good candidate for this particular scholarship? (Be sure to read the entry criteria thoroughly and use the information here)
  • How will this scholarship help you to achieve your goals?

5 scholarships found

LIFT – Linwood College Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Ongoing until all awarded

This scholarship is available to former Linwood College students.

Find out more

Māori Higher Learning 2019

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Monday 11 Feb 2019

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

Find out more

The Rika Fund

Location:
Christchurch, Online
Closing date:
October 31 and March 31

The Rika Fund was established following the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch.

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Women in Trades - 2019

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru
Closing date:
Open until all scholarships awarded

Our Women in Trades Scholarships is aimed at giving women the opportunity to help rebuild Canterbury by providing them with the skills and the knowledge to start a career in the trades industry.

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World Boost

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Ongoing

Available to current students to support excellence in their area of study.

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Tamesa Foundation Grants