I’ve done tertiary study overseas. Am I still eligible?

It is unlikely you will be eligible for Fees Free if you have an overseas qualification.

However, if you have studied overseas and that study was equivalent to less than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at level 3 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, you may be eligible. This excludes any tertiary education studied while enrolled in a secondary school.

Please note though, you will still need to meet the other eligibility requirements for Fees Free.

If you have questions about your eligibility including prior study or training, please contact us at [email protected] or 0800 687 775.

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