Why choose NZMA?

Information for students 

Whether you're a student or thinking about studying, we have lots of helpful information to get you started and make the most of studying with NZMA.

NZMA Careers team

The NZMA Careers team will help you with valuable job hunting skills, like CV writing and interview techniques, help you find part-time work while you study and full-time work once you graduate. 

We partner with many of New Zealand’s leading employers – you’ll meet lots of them through our seminars, career days, work experience opportunities and industry functions. 

At NZMA it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job at the end of your studies, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

If you have questions or are ready to take the next step, please call us on 0800 222 833.

Student careers

Applying for student loans

Our Course Advisors will support and guide students through the loan application process.

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Are there other allowances available for my course?

Check with your Course Advisor. They know about all the allowances you may be entitled to.

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Are student loans and allowances available for my course?

If you’re a New Zealand or Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident then you can apply for a student loan and/or allowance. Your Course Advisor will be able to help you with your application and answer any questions you might have.

Student loans
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How are the fees that I have paid protected?

Your fees are banked directly into a Trust Account administered by an independent Chartered Accountant. They are only paid out of the Trust Account eight days after your course starts.

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What happens if NZMA can’t deliver my tuition?

Your fees are protected by a bank bond with an independent third party (a Chartered Accountant). This will cover any unused portion of your fees. NZMA has contracted a performance guarantee for the bond with the Westpac Banking Corporation.

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How much does it cost to study at NZMA?

Courses vary, please contact NZMA for more details.

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What happens in the first week of the course?

That’s induction week! You’ll get to meet your classmates, learn about the campus and have a whole lot of fun. We’ll also outline our rules and regulations and you’ll sit some evaluations. This will help your tutors tailor their teaching style to best suit your needs.

Campus experience

How many students will be in my class?

Most of our classes have between 20 and 25 students, although occasionally there’ll be more students in lecture-type sessions.

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Do I have to do anything if I change my address?

Yes. Please let your Course Advisor know, and be sure to give them your new phone number and postal address.

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Will it be easy to get a job after I graduate?

Your NZMA qualification is a great start, but the biggest factor in your success is YOU! If you’ve got the right attitude, and want to find work, then your chances of finding a great job are excellent. Make the most of NZMA Careers, our free employment service. They’ll give you heaps of support and make sure your CV and interview skills will catch the eye of employers.

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Student handbook

Download our latest student handbook here.

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Homestay fee refunds

Students are entitled to either give two weeks notice or forfeit two weeks of homestay fees. The remainder of the fees will then be refunded to the student.

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Sports, recreation and cultural services

We offer a range of events and activities including sports day, kapa haka and other ethnic cultural groups, cultural days and activities during the induction period to engage and build relationships amongst the students. 

Whanau days are also held to invite and engage friends and family in the student learning process during the course of study.

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Developing life skills

We know that to move forward, students need practical life skills. We host presentations and guest speakers with a variety of expertise, providing students with knowledge of personal budgeting, health and wellbeing and effective communication skills. They also advise students in legislative areas of importance such as IRD compliance, tax laws and employment laws.

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Financial support and advice

We offer students information and advice on managing money including assistance with processing Study Link loans, allowances and budgeting. Emergency financial assistance is provided to students experiencing extreme financial hardship on a case by case basis to ensure that students are able to travel to class during the time of hardship.

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Want to move ahead with NZMA?