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The Mind Lab offers a range of karahipi or scholarships that cover 75% of tuition fees on our postgraduate programmes. Our mission is to support as many people as possible to gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need to ‘Create Impactful Futures’.
Find out more below about our scholarships and how easy it is to apply for them. You’ll also find funding options that can help cover the remaining 25% of fees. Plus there’s other external opportunities that may be helpful.
Head over to our enrolment platform to sign up for one of our programmes, and apply for your scholarship as part of your enrolment.
Current as of 23rd November
How it works:
In 2023 we have a Total Scholarship Fund available across The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab. The fund can be used to cover 75% of tuition fees on any of the postgraduate programmes that The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab deliver. The funds can be allocated across any of the four scholarship types: Tangata Whenua, Pacific Ako, Taipakeke or Impact Scholarship.
Scholarships are only available until the Fund limit is met, so it pays to get in early and complete your application as soon as you can.
As an example, you might not be able to join an intake until July 2023, but as long as you complete your enrolment application early and the limit of the scholarship fund has not yet been met, you can apply to receive a 75% fees scholarship for that July programme intake.
How to apply:
You can apply for a scholarship 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. Please make sure you read the Things You Need To Know section below.
We’ll be in touch to let you know the outcome of your application within 5 days of submitting your application. You will then have 2 weeks to complete your programme enrolment to secure your scholarship funding.
Applying for the Impact Scholarship
In your application you’ll need to complete this form outlining 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.
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!
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.
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 manager or boss for financial assistance when undertaking the Leading Beyond Sustainability Micro-credential
We’ve created this handy template to help you ask your school for financial assistance when undertaking the Master of Contemporary Education.
We’ve created this handy template to help you ask your school for financial assistance when undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning.
Terms and conditions specific to 2023 Scholarships
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.