You can now study for free at Ara in 2018.
From 2018, you can study at Ara for free in your first year if you have not studied before. You can find out more information on www.feesfree.govt.nz and see if you are eligible by inputting your National Student number.
Explore your study options today using our A-Z study directory or apply for a programme using our online application form.
Who can study for free in 2018?
The government has announced that anyone who is a New Zealand citizen or resident of New Zealand or Australia and has lived here for at least three years can now study in their first year of tertiary study for free. There are no age restrictions and you can complete your studies either full time or part time over a number of years.
Visit www.feesfree.govt.nz for the full eligibility requirements.
Should I apply now or wait?
It’s never been a better time to apply for study at Ara in 2018 and we encourage you to apply now. We’ll take care of the finer details for you once the new policy guidelines are provided to us and let you know.