If you are a part-time student and a finalist (graduating this year), you can apply to StudyLink to be treated as full-time for the purposes of student loans and allowances. This is called "Limited Full-time Status".
Some part-time students may also apply for Limited Full-time Status under other criteria such as illness or disability.
The StudyLink website has more information on the eligibility criteria and the application form for Limited Full-time Status.
As part of the application process you will need to request a Statement from authorised staff member in support of your Limited Full-time Status application.
If your application is health-related, please contact the Disability Information and Support office:
Tel +64 3 479 8235
If you are applying in the final year of your programme, please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org