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Financial assistance for students

We understand that COVID-19 continues to have a financial impact on many of our students and we want to support you to successfully continue your studies for the rest of this year.

Through both University and Government funding, we now have an additional $1.5m to support you if you have been affected by COVID-19. Information on the different types of assistance available, and how to apply, are outlined below. Please note that applications for the first round of financial assistance bursaries close on Friday July 3, 2020.

Temporary financial assistance

Student Assistance Programme

All students who are enrolled at Massey can apply for temporary financial assistance of up to $500 through the Student Assistance Programme. This programme has received additional funding from the University and is administered by our student associations. Applications for these grants close on December 12, 2020.

For more information, click on the relevant student association website:

Tauira Assistance Programme

Massey University is committed to enhancing the success of Māori learners and the Tauira Assistance Programme Grantoffers Māori students an alternative pathway to gain temporary financial assistance of up to $500. Open to full or part-time students of Māori descent, the grant is aimed at providing assistance to tauira who are experiencing financial challenges as a result of impact of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

The grants should be applied for with the support of the Massey University Māori student support team, via the student portal scholarships tab. Te Rau Tauawhi can be contacted on terautauawhi@massey.ac.nz.

Pacific Peoples Assistance Programme

Massey University is committed to enhancing the success of Pacific learners and the Pacific Student Assistance Programme Grantoffers Pacific students an alternative pathway to gain temporary financial assistance of up to $500. Open to full or part-time students of Pacific descent, the grant is aimed at providing assistance to students who are experiencing financial challenges as a result of impact of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

The grants should be applied for with the support of the Massey University Pacific student support team via the student portal scholarships tab. Contact L.P.Tongi@massey.ac.nz to get in touch with a support team member.

Technology Assistance Programme

The Technology Assistance Programme offers students assistance with access to technology required to study online. Open to full or part-time students the assistance is aimed at enabling all students to access online learning opportunities.  

Applicants must be enrolled in the coming semester and the loan of equipment will be on a semester-by-semester basis. Students will be required to sign a loan agreement that includes a commitment to good stewardship of the equipment. Students can apply for loan equipment through the student portal scholarships tab.

Red Cross - International Student Support

The NZ Red Cross has launched an assistance programme to support people on temporary visas, including International Students, who are in New Zealand and facing significant hardship due to COVID-19. The support comes in the form of vouchers and it can help cover the costs of food, unexpected medical expenses and - on a case-by-case basis - accommodation and utilities.

The programme runs for three months and people can apply for vouchers each month in July, August and September.

Applications are by email or phone and all details are available on the Red Cross website.

Building your financial resilience

COVID-19 has highlighted the precarious state of many New Zealanders’ finances and the need to build financial resilience. This is key to long-term financial security and we want to help all our students manage their money better. In collaboration with University’s Fin-Ed Centre (Financial Education and Research Centre), all Massey University students now have access to a comprehensive financial skills training course at no cost. This is available on Stream for you to access and work your way through at a time that suits you best.

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