Kā Pūtea Scholarships

E ngā whānau, aroha mai. Nā ngā aukume tahua o te wā, kua tārewa te kaupapa nei mō tēnei wā.

Unfortunately due to budget restraints we regrettably announce changes to the Ka Pūtea Scholarship applications.

  • No first-year applications will be considered as fees are free in the first year of study
  • No post-graduate scholarships will be available for 2021
  • No exceptional scholarships are available

Ka Putea grants and Proof of Engagement grants remain unchanged.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Kā Pūtea Scholarships opened on 1 March and closed 30 April 2021.

The Kā Pūtea Scholarships are available to all registered Ngāi Tahu iwi members who are currently enrolled in NZQA Tertiary level study or International equivalent.

Undergraduate Targeted Scholarships (Certificate to Level 7)

There are 58 Targeted scholarships available, these are worth up to $1500.00 each.

Bilingual and Immersion Teaching – Early Childhood Education (4), Primary Education (4), Secondary Education (4), Business Administration/Financial Management (1), Iwi and Indigenous Development (5), Nursing (4), Trade Training Apprenticeships (6), Mahinga Kai (2), Traditional and Contemporary Arts (3), Medical (2), Information Technology (2), Resource Management (1), Mental Health (5), Exercise and Nutrition (2), Te Reo Maori (5), Creative Design (2), Science (3) and Social Work (3).

Papatipu Rūnanga Scholarships (18 available)

Applicants must indicate on their application form which rūnanga they wish their application to be considered by if their applications submitted are unsuccessful within the categories above. Applicants must be able to affiliate to the rūnanga they identify.


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