Children’s Bursary is for study in NZ at a:
- tertiary institute for part or full-time study, or
- secondary school, but only full-time study.
Course providers can confirm if a course is part or full-time.
Payment is made once a year, in each year of study covered.
Payment rate depends on your circumstances, and on the type of study:
- secondary or tertiary
- part or full-time for tertiary study.
If you change from part to full-time in the same year, we may pay the difference between the rates.
Children's Bursary payment rates
You can stay on Children’s Bursary up to whichever comes first:
- end of the year you finish study, or
- end of the year you turn 23.
For ongoing payment, we’ll need a completed disclosure form each year. This is to confirm you’re still on an approved course of study. We’ll send the form to you.
If you're over 18 and studying full-time you'll receive Children's Bursary until 31 December. This can continue into the next study year if you intend to study full-time. You'll need to provide us with Conditional Acceptance letters from the tertiary institute you'll be studying at for payment to continue.