Ara Institute Of Canterbury Free Courses

Study is an investment in your future and now it’s an even smarter investment, thanks to the government’s Fees-Free scheme.

If you’re considering full-time study at Ara, Fees-Free could mean you pay no fees for your first year of study, potentially saving you thousands of dollars. And, if your programme of choice is less than a year – like a diploma or a certificate – your qualification could cost you nothing!

For help to determine if you are eligible, refer to the following guides.

For full eligibility requirements, visit

What if I’m not eligible?
If you don’t qualify for the Fees-Free scheme, we have lots of scholarships at Ara that you can apply for.

Check them out here.