Enter your National Student Number

Enter your National Student Number (NSN) to find out if you can get fees-free study or training.

Enter your National Student Number (NSN) to find out if you can get fees-free study or training.

If you have an NSN, but can’t remember what it is, contact your school or provider. You can also contact the New Zealand Qualifications Agency (NZQA) on 0800 697 296 (between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday) or by email through the NZQA website.

What is Fees Free?

You can get one year of tertiary study or two years' training up to the value of $12,000 fees-free:

  • The equivalent of one year's full-time study fees-free at an institute of technology, polytechnic, private training establishment, university or wananga.
  • Up to 24 months of an apprenticeship or training fees-free with an employer or industry training organisation.

Fees Free eligibility

You may be eligible for Fees Free if you are:

  • a New Zealander or ordinarily resident in New Zealand; and
  • a recent secondary school leaver; or
  • not a recent secondary school leaver but have undertaken less than half a year of tertiary study or training.

See the full eligibility criteria here.

To check if you are eligible, enter your NSN in the box above.