Study grants & Scholarships

Study grants and scholarships

If you are a Domestic student interested in studying at QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College, there are study grants, scholarships and funding options available to help reduce the cost of your tuition fees and living expenses.

QRC Study Grants

QRC Study Grants of up to $9,812 are available. If you are eligible, a Grant will reduce Tuition Fees from $13,312 per year to $3,500. Study Grants are means tested based on your family’s combined house hold income and to qualify you need to apply for and subsequently qualify for a StudyLink Student Allowance.

Here are the steps to find out if you are eligible:

1. Apply to QRC. Send your application to QRC Admissions (admissions@qrc.ac.nz), complete the admissions process. Then receive a Conditional Offer of Place.

2. Apply for StudyLink. StudyLink is the government organisation that allocates Student Loans to cover your tuition and living costs.  Visit the StudyLink website and complete the application process.

3. If your household income is proven by StudyLink to be $80,000 or less you will qualify for the reduced fees. 

4. Send your StudyLink documentation to the QRC Students Accounts Manager at .

QRC Tai Tokerau Scholarships

QRC will be awarding two Tai Tokerau Scholarships this year; one for the Hospitality Management Diploma and one Certificate in Cookery. Our scholarships are based on merit and a true passion for the industry. 

FAQsValue and duration:

The scholarships offers up to $6,000 towards accommodation at the QRC Tai Tokerau Halls of Residence.

What are we looking for?

  • Enthusiasm for the industry: the desire to pursue a career in hospitality or adventure tourism.

  • Commitment and professionalism: a motivation to succeed academically, be a QRC Ambassador and leader for our student body.

  • Personal excellence: a good academic record and demonstrated achievement in a range of extracurricular, sporting, community and leadership activities.

Who is eligible?

Scholarships are open to Citizens or Permanent Residents of New Zealand. Scholarship recipients must begin study in 2019, at QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College or QRC Culinary.

How do I apply?

To apply, you need to complete a QRC Tai Tokerau Scholarships Application Form, a synopsis about yourself (as detailed in the application form), a QRC Programme Application and attach any relevant supporting documents. These must all be submitted to admissions@qrc.ac.nz by Friday 28 September 5pm 2018.

Download the application form:

What else do I need to know?

The Scholarships are for study at the Tai Tokerau/ Culinary campus only. Make sure to read and understand the Terms and Conditions of Scholarship as detailed in the Scholarships Application Form.

The QRC Charitable Trust

QRC Charitable Trust was established to encourage students from all backgrounds to pursue higher education, achieved through the payments of grants established from local iwi, businesses and philanthropists. Grants are available to full time QRC students and help offset accommodation and living expenses. Priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Other scholarships, grants and awards

There are other scholarships, grants and awards available to tertiary students, so you should take a good look to see what you can apply for. There may be more opportunities than you think.

Maori Grants and Scholarships - If you identify as Maori and have Maori ancestry, you may be eligible to apply for specific Iwi grants and scholarships. Please contact your Iwi for more information. Other grants available to Maori students include:

For more information on Study Grants and Scholarships, contact QRC on 0800 441 114 or .