Financial Support

Once you’ve decided what you want to study, next comes the scary part – paying for it.

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This section gives you the lowdown on the numerous funding options available. Please scroll down to view the full list of scholarships. Our Information Centre advisors at Windermere Campus and Bongard Centre are here to help too. They can give you all the details you need including assistance with your application for a student loan or scholarship. You can find details on your course fees in the programme brochures.

Loans
All of our full-time programmes qualify for Student Loans and Allowances through StudyLink and many of our part time programmes qualify for Student Loans too. Find out more about Student Loans and Allowances. If you need assistance to apply, the Information Centre Advisors run weekly workshops and provide one-on-one assistance.

Student Hardship Services
Ako Ātea offers a variety of services to students. If you are experiencing financial difficulties which are impacting on your ability to attend classes we may be able to help with referrals to the Foodbank or transport vouchers. To be eligible to apply for vouchers, you need to have been attending your course for at least 3 weeks. Foodbank referrals may be given earlier. Please contact the Ako Ātea staff at the Windermere Campus or Bongard Campus. This service is available to eligible Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students only.

Scholarships
Scholarships and grants are another way of helping you meet fees, programme-related costs and living expenses. We’ve got a great range of scholarships and grants – and they’re for all sorts of people, not just the ‘straight A’ students.

Scholarship closing dates will be published later in the year.

General Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
BoP Polytechnic Study Award All programmes
Team BOP Polytechnic High Performance Academy Sports Scholarship All programmes
The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust All programmes
Programme Specific Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
BAYERBoost Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6
Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6
Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in Biological Sciences
BOP Polytechnic Howie Hinton Memorial Scholarship Bachelor of Sport & Recreation
BOP Polytechnic Peter Bulfield Memorial Scholarships (Business Administration) National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 2
National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 3
Southern Hospitality Scholarships National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 4
TeachNZ Scholarships (Early Childhood Education) Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) - Early Childhood
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 3
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 5
Secondary School Student Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
BOP Secondary School Achiever Award Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL5) Level 5
Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL6) Level 6
Diploma in Conveyancing Level 6
Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6
Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6
Diploma in Tourism (Event Management) Level 5
Diploma in Tourism (Flight Attending) Level 5
Diploma in Tourism (Travel Management) Level 5
New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) Level 6
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) Level 6
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 6
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 6
NZ Law Society Legal Executive Diploma Level 6
National Diploma in Architectural Technology Level 6
National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6
National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6
National Diploma in Surveying Level 6
Maori Student Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Hauora Maori Scholarship (Healthcare & Nursing) All programmes
Maori Education Trust Scholarships (General) All programmes
Te Arawa Scholarships Programme All programmes
Te Putea Whakatapu Scholarships All programmes
Disabled Student Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Blue Lagoon Hearing Trust Scholarship All programmes
Dillon Scholarship All programmes

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

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