Apply before 16 December – you can’t miss it
If you’re studying in 2019, 16 December is a very important date. It’s one you just can’t miss.
Around 170,000 students will need to get organised for study in 2019. Apply for your student allowance or loan before 16 December to give yourself the best chance of having everything sorted and ready for the start of your course.
This year, students who apply early will be encouraged to supply all their supporting documents by 16 December as well. Those who do will go in the draw to win a 15″ MacBook to help with their studies.
All the above info is from this website: https://www.providers.studylink.govt.nz/about/news/2018/you-cant-miss-it.html