Apply for Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee allows students 16-19 years old to study for free on selected programmes.

Eligibility criteria for Youth Guarantee

  • Students must be 16–19 years of age at the start of the Youth Guarantee Programme (or 15 years old and hold an early leaving exemption from school).
  • Students must be New Zealand citizens or have permanent residency in New Zealand.
  • Be studying at least 50% of a full-time, full-year enrolment, at least one qualification of 60 credits over the calendar year
  • Have left school and do not hold a level 3 qualification or higher
  • Have not already used 2 years of Youth Guarantee funding.

Learn more about the Youth Guarantee initiative(external link).

Programmes available with Youth Guarantee are:

Contact us for more information.

Places are limited so apply today.

Once you have completed the application process and have been interviewed and selected for your chosen NMIT programme, you will then be notified whether your application was successful.

If you are looking to study a level 3 programme and wondering about the Government's Fees Free policy, we suggest you apply for a Youth Guarantee place.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a Youth Guarantee place, we will discuss your options, including if you are eligible for Fees Free study(external link).


This Scholarship fully funds your NMIT tuition fees. In some cases course related costs apply, please contact the Programme Area Administrator to find out more about this.


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