New Ara Advantage scholarships are available, and applications are open now.
Ara is proud to offer a wide range of scholarships which can save learners thousands of dollars. Some recognise academic excellence, community leadership and sporting achievements. Others are designed to help meet skills shortages in specific industries or to simply encourage individuals into tertiary education.
Our brand new Ara Advantage scholarships are divided into four categories: Equity, excellence, leadership and Māori and Pacific. More information can be found here. Ara Advantage scholarships close on the 31st of October, and the remainder of our scholarships have a wide range of closing dates.
These are cash scholarships that can be used alongside first year fees free for other study costs such as housing, childcare or required equipment.
If students meet the eligibility criteria, we encourage them to apply at the same time as applying for their programme of study.