Scholarships, Grants and Loans


Students that are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, or Australia could be eligible for one of AIS’s 2017 Scholarships.

Scholarship award recipients will have 50% of the tuition fees* paid for the first year of study on any Diploma, Bachelor degree, Graduate Diploma, MBA or Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. These scholarships could save you almost $10,000 toward a Quality Education!

Do I Qualify?

To be eligible for these awards you must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, or Australia
  • achieve the relevant standard AIS programme entry requirements

Applications will be selected based on academic merit and financial need. The process will be a contestable process each semester with a cut-off date of four weeks prior to the commencement of the semester for applications to be submitted for consideration.

How Do I Apply? And When?

Applications should be emailed to and include:

  • your academic record (including study completed outside of AIS)
  • a written statement explaining why you are seeking a scholarship, and must include your details including full name, contact phone number, email address/skype address and intended programme of study. 
    The statement must also provide:
    • details of the student’s proposed future study and career,
    • any relevant work experience, interests and/or community involvement
    • achievements
    • evidence of financial need

NB. Students studying qualifications longer than one year can apply each year and provided their academic results and attendance is acceptable they could be awarded a further scholarship.


Applications close four weeks prior to the start of your intended semester start date (Successful applicants will be advised two weeks prior to semester start).
Applications after the advertised closing date will not be considered.

*Scholarship award does not include resource or student service fees.

Chairman's Scholarships

Another option available to domestic students are one of three Chairman's Scholarships.

The Scholarships give eligible domestic students the chance to have their fees paid in entirety for a three-year bachelor degree in either, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Business or Tourism Management, valued up to $16,320.

To be eligible for the Scholarships students must be:

  1. New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents
  2. Nominated by a secondary school
  3. Aged 17 or above

Students must also meet the entry requirements of the degree for which they have been nominated and have some School and Community Involvement.

References will be required from both the School and Community; Church, Sports clubs or any other group or community organisation nominated by the candidate’s high school counsellor or representative and may include the following.

  • Cultural involvement
  • Sport involvement
  • School student leadership (eg. peer mentoring)
  • Community service involvement

Applicants will need to provide evidence of their involvement in any activity within or outside of school showing potential leadership/sportsmanship or community involvement skills.

Conditions of Acceptance and renewal
  1. The award of this scholarship is conditional on the student gaining entry to an AIS undergraduate degree programme.
  2. Recipients must be enrolling in a full-time programme of study for three years.
  3. This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other fees scholarship
  4. First preference will be given to applicants who are in Year 13 who meet Entry Requirements.
  5. Annual renewal of the scholarships is conditional upon the student attaining a B grade average:
  6. Students will be required to attend regular meetings with the Domestic Marketing Team leader to ensure adequate levels of pastoral care.
  7. The scholarship office has the power to immediately terminate or suspend a scholarship if it receives an unsatisfactory report on the progress of a recipient from the Academic Heads of Programmes. Students will be expected to maintain a B grade average.
  8. Students must make themselves available for Marketing/PR initiatives as required by AIS.

Applications must be received no later than 16 December 2017.


For more information or submissions please email:

Note to Agents: There will be no commission payable on students enrolled under these scholarships. 

Maori Grants

Māori applicants can have 100% of their tuition fees paid for them on a AIS diploma or degree programme, including MBA.

AIS is delighted to announce the funding of ten scholarships for applicants of Māori descent, for full-time studies towards diploma and degree qualifications at AIS.

The scholarships are valued at 100% of tuition fees.

The scholarships will be offered for students commencing study in 2017, and will continue for the second and third years of study in Level 6 Diploma and bachelor degree programmes, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

To apply for a grant, email a completed Enrolment Application Form together with a Māori Grant Application Form to:

Ashley Brown


New Zealand citizens and eligible permanent residents studying at AIS are able to apply for student loans and allowances.

There is a three-year stand-down before permanent residents can access a student loan or allowance. Students are required to pass at least half of their previous study and have good attendance to retain access to loans and allowances.

To receive information and application forms, contact StudyLink on:


0800 88 99 00


0800 88 33 88


Please see the Student Services Office for any assistance with completing applications, checking your eligibility, or in case of any delays. Student Loans applications can be checked by the Student Services Office prior to sending to StudyLink.

Please ensure your applications are sent to StudyLink well before the start date of your programme, and that loan contracts are signed and returned to StudyLink promptly. Payments of student allowances are only made from the date of approval if received after the programme start date. You must complete and return to StudyLink the Statement of Satisfaction Progress forms sent to you, or allowance payments will stop automatically. AIS must advise StudyLink if a student has poor attendance or withdraws from study.