What we can do for

Students / Ko ngā Tauira

We’re here to help students make informed decisions about their study options so that they gain qualifications that will help them lead rewarding lives and contribute to New Zealand’s well-being.

How can we help?

Advice and information


StudyLink can connect you to the information you need to make informed decisions about studying and how you can pay for it. There is information about student life, what it will cost and the different ways you can support yourself.

There is also information for beneficiaries who are thinking about study, and for parents of intending students.

Tools and calculators

StudyLink lets you check what kinds of study support and assistance you may be able to get and lets you apply for them online.

They also have a number of online tools and calculators to help you develop your budget before you make the decision to study.

MyStudyLink lets you check the status of your Student Allowance and Student Loan application, and view and update many of your details online.

Financing study

StudyLink wants students to get the financial assistance they are entitled to so they can complete their studies. There is a range of ways StudyLink can help including the Student Allowance, Student Loans and extra help with costs. The best way to apply is online.

Working is a great way to gain experience, earn money and reduce the amount you might need to borrow while you're studying. StudyLink provide information and resources about balancing work and study and finding work.

Finishing study

StudyLink provides a list of websites, contacts and other information to help you find work and about paying back your Student Loan.