Australian and New Zealand Citizens
Australian and New Zealand passport holders and permanent residents
If you hold permanent residency of Australia you’ll be considered a domestic student in both Australia and New Zealand.
If you hold permanent residency of New Zealand you’ll be considered a domestic student in New Zealand, but NOT in Australia.
If you are a domestic student you will be paying domestic student fee rates, which are less than international fee rates. You may also be eligible to apply for a student loan in New Zealand or Australia.
In New Zealand the funding body for higher education is StudyLink. Please have a look at their website for more info on NZ funding.
In Australia, you may well be eligible for a student loan from the Australian government. These are called HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme): Study Assist – Australian Higher Education Funding
The bad news about being a domestic student is that Study Options is only able to assist international students (ie, anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand). Unfortunately, therefore, we cannot help domestic students to apply for courses or provide you with relevant application information. Study Options does not hold domestic student prospectuses, so you will need to contact the universities directly to request these.
To apply for courses or get further information on what’s offered in Australia, we would recommend either getting in touch with universities directly, or going through the state tertiary admissions centres (the Australian equivalent of UCAS), which are as follows:
You can also access the latest e-book of the Good Universities Guide Australia (free, registration required) here.
To apply for courses or get further information on what’s offered in New Zealand you will need to get in touch with universities directly to ask them about their programmes, entry requirements and procedures for admission as a domestic student.