Kā Pūtea Grant

Kā Pūtea Grants are available to all registered Ngāi Tahu enrolled in NZQA Tertiary level study or an international equivalent.

Each student is eligible to receive one grant per calendar year. Students are eligible for seven grants throughout their study lifetime.

Grant payments will be made on the 20th of the month, following the month we receive your application.

E.g. If we receive your application on 1 March you will receive your payment on 20 April.

Entitlements are:

  • $250.00 for your first year of full-time study
  • $500.00 for every subsequent year of full-time study

Students are considered full-time if they are enrolled in 120 credits or 1 EFT.
Students enrolled in less than full-time study will receive a portion of the full grant dependent on the amount of credits/EFTS they are enrolled in.


To apply for any of our grants or scholarships you will need your six-digit whakapapa number and your password is your 4 digit PIN. If you’re unsure of either please call 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248) or follow this link to find your registration number.

Apply online for a Kā Pūtea Grant.

Not sure if you’re eligible? That’s OK! Let’s talk.
Email [email protected].