EIT offers a range of programmes that are currently FREE. Please check out the programmes below. There are also many scholarships that you may be eligible for. If you need any further help looking for a scholarship please email

Check out our FREE programmes

Please note these programmes could affect your future ‘Fees-Free’ entitlement. For more information click here.



Business and Computing


English Language

Foundation Skills



Māori Art and Design

Māori Studies

Sport and Exercise

Skills for Living


Viticulture and Wine Science

eCampus NZ is a flexible online learning service that works with your lifestyle to help you achieve your study goals.

Completely committed to supporting online services, eCampus NZ is an alternative tertiary education service that is leading edge, responsive and puts your needs first.

For a limited time only, EIT powered by eCampus NZ has a range of online certificates that are FREE.  So if you are thinking about studying, these could be the perfect options for you.  Enrol before 1 December 2022 to make it happen.

To qualify for this offer you must:

  • Live in the Hawke’s Bay or Gisborne regions.
  • Be a domestic learner.
  • Free fees apply to the full qualification if you enrol before 1 December 2022 or begin your programme of study on or before 12 December 2022.

Fees Free tertiary education is a Government initiative 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 and how much study or training you can get by entering your National Student Number (NSN) in the tool below.

General Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.

Year 13 Degree Scholarship

EIT is offering a limited number of Year 13 Degree Scholarships.

The Year 13 Degree Scholarship covers one year of full-time study and is available to Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Taupō based students who are beginning an undergraduate degree in 2021.

NOTE: Scholarships for the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts (Te Toi o Ngā Rangi), the Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing degrees are open to students nation-wide.


Māori and Pasifika Trades Training

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training is an initiative supporting Māori and Pasifika people into trades training programmes , with a distinct focus on ensuring there is a clear pathway beyond their time attached to Te Ara o Tākitimu.

Applicants must

  • Identify as either Māori or Pasifika
  • Be aged between 16 –  40 years

For more information go to Te Ara o Tākitimu website

Rhys Thurston
Te Ara o Tākitimu Coordinator
Phone: 06 8301563

EIT Youth Scholarship

To be eligible for this Scholarship students must meet the Youth Guarantee Criteria which is:

  • Be 16 – 19 years old on the start date of their programme.  Fifteen years old can be eligible with an early leaving exemption from Ministry of Education.  
  • Be enrolled in a Youth Guarantee eligible full time programme of study at Level 1-3 


Karen Young
Marketing Section
EIT Hawke’s Bay
Phone: 06 8301216