Youth Guarantee Eligibility Criteria

Whitireia offers a range of practical, fee-free, one-year, full-time programmes designed especially for students aged 16-19.

The aim of these programmes is to give students the oppurtunity to study at a tertiary level and gain a qualification that can lead to an apprenticeship, employment or further study.


  • Must be turning 16-19
  • Can be turning 20 the day after the study commencement date
  • Must be enrolling in full-time study in 2015
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency

Entry criteria for each Youth Guarantee programme differs, please contact us for more information: or call us on 0800 944 847.

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