Scholarships, Grants & Funds

The Mind Lab offers a range of full fees scholarships to assist those outside Auckland and over 50s 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 external opportunities that may be helpful for your learning journey, explore below. 

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New 2022 Scholarships

Regional Productivity Scholarship
We have full fees scholarships available for learners who reside outside the Greater Auckland region.
Taipakeke Scholarship
We have full fees scholarships available for learners who are aged 50 years and over.
Impact Scholarship
We have partial scholarships available for learners who are positively impacting people, society or planet. Scholarship covers 50% of fees.

More about our 2022 scholarships

Don’t let 2022 pass by without investing in yourself with new knowledge. Check out our new & boosted scholarships (released 1 July 2022) that cover full or partial fees on any of our postgraduate programmes that start in 2022. It’s one big reason to move your future from your wishlist, to your schedule.

Current as of 5th August 2022

2023 Scholarships

Tangata Whenua Scholarship
We will have full fees scholarships available for Māori learners. Our 2022 allocation has been exhausted.
Pacific Ako Scholarship
We will have full fees scholarships available for Pacific learners. Our 2022 allocation has been exhausted.

Terms & Conditions

  • Before applying for a scholarship please check if you are eligible for Fees Free (this check takes less than a minute with your NSN number). If you are, no need to apply for a scholarship!
  • Scholarship applications are open only to those who are not currently receiving other financial support towards their fees.
  • You cannot receive more than one of The Mind Lab or Tech Futures Lab scholarships for a single programme.
  • You cannot receive more than one of The Mind Lab or Tech Futures Lab scholarships within a calendar year (e.g. if you have received a scholarship in 2022 you cannot receive another scholarship in 2022).
  • The early-bird offer may not be used in conjunction with The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab Scholarships.
  • There are only 15 full scholarships available per micro-credential programme per intake in 2022 and will be awarded on a first in first served basis.
  • The new Regional Productivity Scholarship is available from 1st July 2022. All enrolments prior to this date are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • The Taipakeke and Impact Scholarships were boosted on 1st July 2022. All enrolments prior to this date are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Once you have applied for the scholarship you will be asked to provide some personal information to identify yourself as part of your application process. This information differs depending on which scholarship you are applying for.
  • By accepting this scholarship, you are indicating that you will, to the best of your ability, attend all required sessions for the programme you are enrolled in (both online and face-to-face). Where attendance requirements are not met and your enrolment in the programme is impacted, your scholarship may also be affected.
  • International Students are not eligible for to apply for The Mind Lab Scholarships or receive fee discounts.

View our full terms & conditions here.

Studylink

Studylink may be able to help pay for your study through allowances and loans, they assist in the following ways:

  • Compulsory course fees
  • Course-related costs (eg, books, laptop, etc)
  • Day-to-day living costs
  • Other costs (eg disability or childcare).

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

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!

Digital Boost Alliance

As part of the Digital Boost Alliance, we have 200 full scholarships available for Digital Boost Users for Level 8 micro-credentials offered by The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab. Visit this webpage to learn more.

TeachNZ study awards, sabbaticals and study support grants

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.

  • Study awards are available so teachers and principals can complete part-time or full-time study in an educational priority area.
  • Sabbaticals are available so teachers and principals have an opportunity to spend three, five or ten weeks completing a professional learning activity, as well as a chance for reflection and rejuvenation.
  • Study support grants are available to secondary and area school teachers so they can undertake study and/or research while continuing to teach. Each grant supports approximately four hours a week and a contribution of $500 towards course fees.

Visit the TeachNZ website for more information on application dates and eligibility.

We’re happy to help

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.

Looking for further assistance funding your study?

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.