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The Mind Lab offers a range of full fees scholarships to assist Māori, Pacific and over 60s learners with their study and the Impact Scholarship which covers 50% of fees. Find out more about our scholarships and how easy it is to apply for them!
There are also other hardships funds and external opportunities that may be helpful for your learning journey.
Head over to our enrolment platform to sign up for one of our programmes, and apply for your scholarship as part of your enrolment.
Each of our scholarships covers 100% of the fees for one of our postgraduate programmes or micro-credentials and will be given on a first in first served basis to those who meet the criteria.
These scholarships can be used for any one of the following programmes in 2022:
Scholarship allocations as of 26th May 2022.
We will be distributing scholarships to all those eligible, across all programmes, until the limit of the scholarship funds are met. So it pays to get in early!
There are also scholarship opportunities for these same three categories across these programmes delivered by Tech Futures Lab in 2022:
You can apply for these scholarships as part of your enrolment process, all you need to do is select the scholarship you are eligible for when it appears as part of your enrolment.
Within 5 days of submitting your application, we will be in touch to let you know the outcome of your application. You will then have 2 weeks to complete your programme enrolment to secure your scholarship funding.
Click here to apply for one of our programmes.
We know the word ‘scholarship’ can imply complicated processes, lengthy application essays, digging up academic results and many other barriers. However, at The Mind Lab, our scholarships are there to make learning as accessible as possible. They’re based entirely on eligibility, so all you have to do is check a box during enrolment if you are eligible for one of the categories, and your application is complete.
No essays or lengthy application processes to be seen!
This scholarship covers 50% of the fees for any postgraduate programme or micro-credential (listed below) chosen by applicants who can demonstrate that they are supporting meaningful contributions resulting in outcomes that benefit people, causes and/or the environment in a significant and impactful way.
The scholarship prioritises work or projects that are in progress rather than intended, and those that can demonstrate current or imminent impact that could be extended or enhanced through study.
This scholarships can be used for any one of the following programmes in 2022:
There is also an equivalent scholarship available for Tech Futures Lab programmes in 2022.
To be eligible for the Impact Scholarship you must be able to demonstrate that you meet at least one of the Impact Scholarship Criteria (click here to view). Only available for domestic Aotearoa/NZ students. The Impact Scholarship is available for all new enrolments made in 2022 to the above listed postgraduate programmes. This scholarship cannot be applied in retrospect to completed enrolments for 2022 programmes. Eligibility will be awarded at the discretion of the scholarship panel.
You can apply for this scholarship as part of your enrolment for one of our programmes. In your application you should discuss the meaningful contributions you are making and could continue to make with the support of study with us, aligning this to at least one of the Impact Scholarship Criteria.
Your application could be in a short video (5-10 min) with the link provided to us, or through a written submission, which you can upload or link to as part of your application. If you have any trouble with the online application, you can contact email@example.com or email them your documents/video link.
View our full terms & conditions here.
Studylink may be able to help pay for your study through allowances and loans, they assist in the following ways:
How much you can get depends on your age, income, previous study history and course type.
Learn more about how Studylink works by visiting their website.
Fees Free is targeted at first-time learners. You may be able to get one year’s study or two years’ training fees-free. Check if you are eligible by entering your National Student Number (NSN) on the Fees Free website. It takes less than a minute!
This fund from the Ministry of Education is intended to support those who have been most impacted by Covid-19 to help keep you in study. Support is available to those who are currently enrolled in study.
To help us understand your situation, please use the form below to discuss how Covid-19 has impacted you.
Hardship could include any change of circumstance such as:
Please note that we may require evidence supporting your situation. To make an application fill out the Hardship Fund Application Form.
As part of the Digital Boost Alliance, we have 250 full scholarships available for Digital Boost Users for our Digital Skills for the Workplace programme (usually $295 incl GST).
Visit this webpage to learn more.
If you’re a teacher or principal, TeachNZ offers a range of study awards, sabbaticals and study support grants to support you to study on programmes like our Master of Contemporary Education.
Visit the TeachNZ website for more information on application dates and eligibility.
Keep an eye out for our ‘Funding Your Masters’ events on our events page where we get together online and offer advice, tips & tricks to assist you with your applications.
We’ve created this handy template to help you ask your manager or boss for financial assistance when undertaking the Leading Change for Good Postgraduate Certificate.
We’ve created this handy template to help you ask your school for financial assistance when undertaking the Master of Contemporary Education.
Our friendly team has a wealth of knowledge about all of the funding options available, as well as tips and tricks
for applying for study grants and scholarships. Please get in touch and we’ll provide all and any options
that you may be eligible for.