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Study and Living

Value Up to $1,000
Tenure Up to 12 months
Closing date Ongoing until awarded
Provider Ara
Location All locations

This Study and Living Grant is for any Ara domestic learner who has experienced suffering, deprivation or financial hardship which is impacting with their study.


To be eligible to apply for this grant you must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
  • Be fully enrolled in your programme (fees paid)
  • Be studying a programme which is eligible for this grant full time or part time
  • Have studied for at least 4 weeks in your programme and had good attendance
  • Be currently experiencing financial hardship, suffering and/or deprivation

If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact us.

Eligible Programmes

Any Level 3 or above programme at Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

How to Apply

  • Complete an application form (click on the application form button below).
  • Include a personal statement to reflect the special circumstances that make you a candidate for this grant, e,g,:o Outline the suffering and/or deprivation and/or financial hardship that you are currently experiencing.
    • Explain your situation and how this would make you an ideal candidate for this grant.

Please return your application to Student Support, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or email it to:

Application Form