First year fees free

Tertiary education will be fees-free for those who haven’t studied before – right across all Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s great study programmes.

What is it?
Students can get one year of tertiary study up to the value of $12,000 fees-free.

Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for Fees Free if you are:

  • a New Zealand citizen or ordinarily resident in New Zealand;
  • have previously enrolled in less than 60 credits at Level 3 of tertiary study or training.

What programmes are eligible at Tai Poutini Polytechnic?
All full-year and half-year programmes at Tai Poutini Polytechnic are eligible for the fees free scheme.

For further information on the fees free scheme, visit and make sure you have your National Student number on hand to make the process nice and easy.