Scholarships 2020

Whitireia Foundation Scholarship Fund

Thinking of studying in 2021? Take a look at the material in this post and check out our 2021 applications for scholarships opening in October 2020. Big thanks to our amazing Sponsors, who together support near 50 students every year.

Whitireia Foundation scholarships are for domestic students planning to study at Whitireia New Zealand. Most provide financial assistance for tuition fees, while some will cover materials like computers and other work tools. Some have an optional work experience component.

If you don’t meet the Free Fees criteria, we’re here for you! Take a look at the Scholarship Guide and Form and if you have questions, feel free to call or email Whitireia for more information.

Applications for 2020 closed 3 January 2020. Scholarships for 2021 are open from October.

The information below has been updated for scholarships in 2021 with a number of new sponsors, and a new application form. The closing date for applications is 10 January 2021.

Whitireia Foundation 2021 Scholarship Guide and Form

You can find more on the Whitireia NZ website.

Please read the Whitireia Foundation Application Guide before you start filling in your Application Form

You can also find out about our eligibility criteria in the Guide.

If you are currently studying with Whitireia and are returning in 2021, your Tutor or Programme Manager can complete this Progress Report to be submitted with your application.

Fill in the form online or print it. Drop your completed application off at the Whitireia Information & Enrolment Centre, post to Whitireia at the address below, or email

Check out this page for tips on filling in your application.

Give it a go – we love to see you succeed – Good luck!

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Scholarships are OPEN for 2016

Interested? Get your application in by the end of October 2015.
Interested? Get your application in by the end of October 2015.

Planning your study for 2016? Thinking about applying for a scholarship?

We have over 40 scholarships to award next year, in all kinds of study areas, from Paramedics and Health Science, Automotive and Electrical Engineering, to Early Childhood Education and Journalism.

You might be new to tertiary study, or in your final year, you might be 18 or a mature student – we have a range of scholarship opportunities. For example, our building and construction tools scholarship through Maycroft, is for a graduating student and has the potential to turn into a paid apprenticeship for the right person.

Here’s a taster of the scholarships we have on offer for 2016.

ISS Services Ltd $5,000 towards the study fees of children of ISS Service staff who are planning to study at Whitireia. If no such students apply then the funds are open to other applicants. J.V. Simpson Scholarship $2,500 to be used in the memory of J.V. Simpson to an applicant studying Early Childhood Education. Kirk-Burnnand Family $2,500 to be used for one or more scholarships at the discretion of the trustees. Maycroft Construction Ltd $1,500 voucher towards the purchase of tools for a selected graduating civil construction student, along with a three month paid work trial period that may lead to an apprenticeship. New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Wellington) Three scholarships of $3000 to female students in a degree or diploma programme who have had to overcome hardship in order to undertake their chosen course of study….read the Application Guide for more

Before you get to work on your application, please check out the Do’s and Don’ts – useful tips on what to say in your application and how to say it.

Keen to have a go?  Get your application in before the end of October 2015! 

Whitireia Prospectus 2016 out now!

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Packed with even more study options than last year, check out Whitireia Prospectus 2016.

You can pick up a hard copy from one of the Whitireia campuses FREE.

Prospectus 2015 is here!

Whitireia NZ’s shiny new Prospectus 2015 is here.

You can grab your own freshly pressed copy from any Whitireia campus.

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Whitireia NZ Prospectus 2015
Whitireia New Zealand Prospectus 2015