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The QRC 2025 scholarship applications will be opening on the 1st July 2024.

Are you enthusiastic about the hospitality and tourism industry and want to study in Queenstown?

QRC awards FOUR National Scholarships each year; two will be awarded to students wishing to study for a Hospitality Management Diploma and two for the Adventure Tourism Management Diploma. Our scholarships are based on merit and a true desire to be part of the industry. Find out more about our tourism scholarships below!

QRC Queenstown 2024 National Scholarships NZ

Value and duration

The QRC National Scholarships are valued at $6,000 and will be used towards the cost of  a student’s second year Diploma tuition fee.

The scholarships are for students who have applied to begin their study at the QRC Queenstown campus during 2025.

What are we looking for?
  • Enthusiasm for the industry: the desire to pursue a career in hospitality or adventure tourism.
  • Commitment and professionalism: a motivation to succeed academically, be a QRC Ambassador and leader for our student body.
  • Personal excellence: a good academic record and demonstrated achievement in a range of extracurricular, sporting, community and leadership activities.

The above provides great direction for your individual NZ scholarship application.

Who is eligible?

Scholarships are open to Citizens or Permanent Residents of New Zealand.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, a diploma application for study at  the QRC Queenstown campus in 2025 must be submitted in 2024 and prior to the scholarship closing date.


How do I apply?

QRC National Scholarship Applications opened on the 1st July 2024.

Step 1: Complete your Diploma application

Step 2: Complete the Scholarship Application Form (visable on the 1st July 2024)

Step 3: Closing Date – TBC

Step 4: Shortlisted applicants will be notified.  Successful applicants will be asked to submit a short video (3 minutes or less) to essentially showcase who you are.

Step 5:  Final Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to be interviewed.  We will request referees / testimonials from shortlisted applicants at this stage.








Scholarship Terms & Conditions

The Scholarships are for study at the Queenstown campus only.

Make sure to read and understand the Scholarship Terms & Conditions


Being a scholarship recipient opened many doors for my 9-month internship. You would be crazy not to apply for it!

Hinekehu Collier-Campbell 2022 Scholarship Recipient, Hospitality Management Diploma

QRC Tai Tokerau Study Grants

If you are a Domestic student interested in studying at QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College, you may be eligible for a study grant.

Who is Eligible?

Study Grants are means tested based on your family’s combined house hold income and to qualify you need to apply for and subsequently qualify for a StudyLink Student Allowance.

1. Apply to QRC.  Submit your online application to begin the enrolment process.  Attend a phone or in person interview. Receive a Conditional Offer of Place.

2. Apply for StudyLink. StudyLink is the government organisation that allocates Student Loans to cover your tuition and living costs. Visit the StudyLink website and complete the application process.

3. If your household income is proven by StudyLink to be $119,000 or less you may qualify for the reduced fees.

  4. Send your StudyLink documentation to the QRC Students Account Manager at accounts@qrc.ac.nz.


QRC Study Grants of up to $10,038 are available. If you are eligible, a Grant will reduce Tuition Fees from $13,538 per year to $3,500.

SixStar Hospitality Scholarship


SixStar is funded by the Philanthropic Charitable Trust – a group of New Zealand hospitality industry leaders who want to help create more stars to raise professional standards and take the industry forward! The scholarship is for those studying the Hospitality Management Diploma only and will go towards students second year fees.

What is it worth?

This is a full tuition scholarship that covers all course fees

  • Less any study grants or Fees Free schemes 
  • Therefore if you use fees free for first year, SixStar will cover your second year fees
What they look for?

Their admin team and Selection Committee will process and review your application. Taking the following factors into consideration when allocating the scholarships:

  • Your passion and drive to go further in the New Zealand hospitality industry
  • Your long-term commitment to the New Zealand hospitality industry
  • Your leadership skills
  • Your potential
  • Your ability to complete your chosen course successfully
  • Your contribution to the New Zealand hospitality industry
Who is eligible?
  • New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled in a NZQA – Recognised (up to level 6) Hospitality industry qualification (Aka QRC Hospitality Management Diploma)
  • You cannot apply for the SixStar Scholarship if you have already commenced studies. 
How do I apply?

Follow this link to the SixStar website: https://www.sixstar.org.nz/applicants/how_it_works

Further questions?

You can email admissions@qrc.ac.nz

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