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Student Loans and Allowances

Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only.

It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful. Click here to visit the Studylink website. 

Our Customer Services team can assist you with information regarding your application and documentation required by Studylink.

Email: customerservices@op.ac.nz
New Zealand 0800 762 786

What if I'm eligible for Fees Free study for my first year?

If you’re eligible for fees-free, you don’t need to ask StudyLink to pay your fees.

However, you can still borrow course-related costs and living costs through a student loan. Your student allowance eligibility won’t change either.

If you still want a loan (i.e. for course-related or living costs), make sure that the ‘Pay fees’ option in your loan application is set to ‘No’.

> Check whether you're eligible for Fees Free study here