The introduction of the Government’s Fees Free tertiary policy in 2018 is an exciting prospect for students as well as Otago Polytechnic, says Chief Executive Phil Ker.
“The policy provides an opportunity for those who previously might not have considered tertiary study because of the financial implications.
Otago Polytechnic already caters to a diverse range of learners. However, the policy could very well widen – or deepen – the pool of potential learners and, especially, older learners. We particularly welcome that,” Phil says.
The Government’s Fees Free policy covers one year’s full-time study, or part-time study up to $12,000 (or 120 credits) and has no age restrictions. This applies to all Otago Polytechnic programmes at Level 3 or above, including postgraduate qualifications.
You can study for free* in your first year at Otago Polytechnic if you’re new to tertiary study or have not previously being enrolled in more than 60 credits at Level 3 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
Expiry: 20 Dec 2018