Domestic Fees Free Study

Keen to grow your career? Take advantage of our fees-free study scheme. T&Cs apply.

A fantastic range of free study options are now open to domestic students, with fee waivers for many postgraduate programmes extended until the end of 2023.

Our fees free scheme provides you with an enhanced opportunity to grow into your potential and be part of shaping a world that benefits from a greater relationship with the land.

Whether you want to strengthen your employability after completing an undergraduate degree, make a career change, or undertake tertiary study for the first time, these programmes present a multitude of opportunities.

Please note that the fee waivers for our Graduate Certificates and Diplomas, plus the Certificate in University Studies and Pathway Certificate for MPA Entry, close at the end of 2022.


Take full advantage of fees free

There's still time to gain a free or partially free qualification from the options closing in 2022. You can also maximise your free study by starting now on an option with an extended fee waiver. Apply to begin in July.

Fees free options closing in 2022

These programmes are fees free until the end of 2022. 

Certificate in University Studies (available online or on-campus) 

Graduate Certificates*

Pathway Certificate for MPA Entry

Graduate Diplomas

Fees free options extended 

These programmes are now fees free until the end of 2023. 

Postgraduate Certificates

Postgraduate Diplomas*

Taught Master's

Research Master's** 

You’ll only need to cover course-related costs (such as buying textbooks) and the Student Services Fee (although if you are studying online, this fee may be reduced).

*Please note: The fees waiver does not apply to the Graduate Certificate in Academic English, the Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management, the second semester of the Master of Precision Agriculture, and the Master of Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering.

**The fee waiver applies to the 120 taught credits of all research master’s degrees, but not to the 120 research credits.

Only available to domestic students (New Zealand citizens and permanent residents). 


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