How To Apply

Applications will be accepted from 14th June 2024 for the 2025 intake for Year 9/ Form 3. If you submit an Expression of Interest through the form or via email, we will notify you when applications have opened. There will be one round of applications:

Round 1 – Year 9 / Form 3 Only

• Deadline: July 14th 2024

Intake 1 – all places will be allocated

• Interviews to take place from the 12th – 16th of August 2024 (Subject to school confirmation)

Round 2 – This will only occur if there are remaining spaces for any Year/Form

• Deadline September 6th – Final places filled

• Intake 2 – All remaining places will be allocated

• Interviews to take place from 23rd September to 27th September (Last week for Term 3)

All declined applications would be notified after the interviews.


InZone is committed to supporting Māori and Pasifika rangatahi to achieve their full potential in terms of educational, leadership, personal, academic, cultural, community and transitional opportunities.  To ensure this life changing opportunity is available for all Māori and Pasifika rangatahi, we aim to keep our whānau Boarding Fee as affordable as possible.  To be able to do this, it is necessary for us to fundraise a significant portion of the actual cost which we could only do with the help of generous donations from individuals, charitable entities and our annual fundraiser.

Annual boarding fees 2024

  • Full boarding fee: $10,350 per year
  • Ministry of Education (access barrier): $6,985 per year
  • Ministry of Education (multiple barrier): $3,210 per year.

To check eligibility please click here:

* Please note that the 2020 Average Boarding Fee across Aotearoa was $14,500.

**Annual fees are subject to change every year

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

There are a number of third party bursaries or scholarships that may be available to your rangatahi such as through the  Māori Education Trust and various Trust Boards that provide limited financial assistance based on tribal qualifications (listed here).   If you would like your rangatahi to attend InZone but you are concerned about the cost, then please call us to talk through options. 

School related costs

Please note:  there will also be costs associated with attending the school such as school fees, uniforms, camps and stationery and will be payable by you directly to the school.  Details can be found on the respective school websites.

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