EIT | Te Pūkenga 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.


Arts and Design

Beauty, Body and Hairdressing

Business and Computing

English Language

Foundation Skills


Māori Studies

Sport and Exercise

Skills for Living


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.


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

Year 13 Scholarship

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

The Year 13 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.


EIT | Te Pūkenga Youth Scholarship

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

  • Be 16–24 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 


EIT | Te Pūkenga Hawke’s Bay

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

Meriama Taufale
Te Ara o Tākitimu Coordinator
Phone: 06 830 1555

MPTT scholarship recipients (left to right), Pohutukawa Hooper (Plumbing) and Tawa Huata (Electrical) .