Student Funding

Limited funding available for full-time students

logosApplication for student ITx funding

IT Professionals NZ (ITP), InternetNZNZRise and CITRENZ are working together to fully fund 30 registrations to the upcoming ITx Conference for full-time tertiary students in New Zealand.

ITx 2018 is on Wednesday 11th July to Friday 13th July in Wellington, which is within most tertiary institution's holiday period. The funding provided covers a full conference registration over the three days, including social events.

Note that students will need to cover their own travel (if reqd), accommodation, and other costs.

Applications will be selected and approved based on:

  1. Applicant being full-time students at a New Zealand tertiary institution, and not otherwise being in a position to attend ITx 2018.
  2. Applicants being able to clearly articulate how attending the conference will help with their study and future career prospects within the industry.
  3. The selection process will ensure a reasonable level of (1) gender and cultural diversity and (2) attendees from multiple tertiary institutions. Places funded by CITRENZ are only open to students of CITRENZ member institutions.
  4. An element of "first-in, first served" for those meeting the other criteria.

Applications will close at 5pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018 (or earlier if we have a significant number), and successful applicants will be informed asap but definitely before the end of June.

About the organisations

IT Professionals NZ, InternetNZ, NZRise and CITRENZ are four of the 12 partners of ITx 2018:

  • ITP is the professional body of the IT industry
  • InternetNZ works hard for a better world through a better Internet
  • NZRise is the association for NZ-owned IT companies
  • CITRENZ is the association for computing/IT schools at most Institutes of Tech and Polytechnics

Applications are now closed.

We are currently working through over 130 applications for the 30 student spots. We will confirm the outcome as soon as possible.