Scholarships are a great way to help reduce your study costs. Every year we award over $200,000 to students just like yourself.


2017 applications have now closed. Check back later in the year for more information on 2018 scholarships.

2017 scholarships


Who is eligible?


Air New Zealand Regional Maintenance Ltd

Students studying on the Certificate in Aeronautical Maintenance Engineering Level 4

4 x $8000

Akaroa Salmon

First year students studying Diploma in Aquaculture (fish farming and fishery management).

One scholarship valued at 50% of your year one and subsequent year two course fees (approximately $3000)

Blenheim Lions

Full time students at Marlborough Campus


Civil Contracting NZ Nelson Marlborough Branch

Second year Diploma of Civil Engineering students


Constellation Brand Viticulture

First year Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking students


Constellation Brand Business

Second year Business programmes


Equity Scholarships

  • Pacific Island

  • Māori

  • Disability

  • International

  • Rural

  • ESOL (NZ Resident)

All students studying full time

$500 each

Employment Support Marlborough

All students at Marlborough Campus

3 x $1000

Kain Scholarships for Women

Female students at Nelson Campus

2 x $1000 (First year, Second year)

Kaiapa (Uncle) Jack Kohe

Full time students descending from Ngati Koata o Māori


Nelson Federation of Graduate Women 

Female students on all Bachelor Programmes - second or third year


Nelson Marlborough Freemasons Charity

All students

3 x $1000 (1 Marlborough, 2 Nelson)

Nelson Pine Industries (Commerce)

Second year Bachelor of Commerce students


Nelson Pine Industries (Hairdressing)

NZ Certificate Hairdressing (Salon Support)


Nelson Pine Industries (Beauty)

Students studying on the Diploma of Beauty and Body Therapy or National Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support)


Nelson Pine Industries (IT)

Second year Bachelor Information Technology


New Zealand King Salmon

All Aquaculture Programmes

2 x $3500

1 x $6750

Pene Ruruku Memorial

All Māori students


SafeAir Miles Hunter

Second year Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering students


Toss Woollaston Art

All full-time Arts and Media Programmes


George Martin Memorial 

Māori students at Marlborough Campus


Wine Marlborough

Second year Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking students

2 x $1500


First year students on all Trades Programmes


Zonta Scholarship for Women

Female students at Marlborough Campus


Local School Leavers

Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee initiative is open to 16-19 year olds and provides them with free access to select vocationally focused programmes.

Half a degree for free

Local school leavers who choose to study on one of our eligible Bachelor degree programmes will save 50%* on their tuition fees with our Half a degree for free offer

Partnership Scholarships

Kono Ahumahi

Scholarships are available to you, if you are a descendant of the Wakatū Incorporation living in Te Tau Ihu O Te-Waka-ā-Maui.
Wakatū Incorporation are looking to build capability in the primary sector businesses trading under the umbrella of Kono NZ LP. On offer are scholarships to students already studying, or looking to study Aquaculture or Viticulture.
The scholarships are a partnership between Wakatū Incorporation and NMIT. They include one third of fees for a maximum of three years, mentoring, employment in the industry during holiday breaks and the opportunity to increase cultural knowledge.
For further information and application forms contact: Chan Collin, Rezource,


NGO Social Work Study Awards

The NGO Social Work Study Awards are funded and administered by Community Investment, a service of the Ministry of Social Development – the intent of these awards is to help build the capability of people working in community-based social services.
Up to 85 new awards are offered every year to assist employees of non-government organisations (NGOs) to undertake part time study for a degree level qualification in social work. These awards aim to help support employees of NGOs who have previously studied (or who are already studying) and want to complete a social work qualification that meets the educational requirements for social work registration.

More information is available from the Ministry of Social Development(external link)

External Scholarships

External Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way of also funding your tertiary education. Here’s some information about what’s out there and how to get it, along with some links to get you started. Any external scholarships you obtain do not affect any NMIT specific scholarships you may wish to apply for.

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