Māori student support

At Open Polytechnic, our students are the most important thing. We have a range of study support services to help you succeed and support you in your study journey. 

Learning support

If you are a new student you will be assigned a personal mentor to guide you through those first important weeks of your study. Your mentor will help set you up,and make sure you have everything you need to get started in your studies.

During your studies you will have support from your course lecturers. They will be there to answer questions and help ensure you understand the course materials.

You will also have access to support from our Library and Learning Centre to help you along the way.


Financial support

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for our students, including theKua Hii Ake te Ata Study Award aimed at encouraging and supporting Māori students. This scholarship is for students completing a Level 4 or above qualification.

Amy Isaacs (Ngāpuhi), received theKua Hii Ake te Ata Study Award when she studied her Graduate Diploma in Strategic Mangement (Level 7).

Following her passion

After working full-time for many years, Amy Isaacs (Ngāpuhi) reached a point in her life where she wanted to make a change, and do something for herself that she enjoyed.

Amy Isaacs

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management (Level 7)
New Zealand Diploma in Library and Information Studies (Level 5)


Find out more about the Kua Hii Ake te Ata Study Award or our other scholarships and awards:


Submitting your assignments in te reo Māori

As part of our commitment to supporting Māori learners, you can choose to submit your assignments in te reo Māori. You may also be able to sit exams in te reo Māori.

We’re proud to say the number of student’s doing this each year is growing.


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