Scholarships

The 2014 TeachNZ scholarships have now closed. The categories, types, and number of scholarships vary from year to year. The table below outlines the scholarship categories and types that were available for 2014.

Please check the scholarships table in September to receive updated information on scholarships available for 2015.

Every year TeachNZ reviews data on teaching vacancies and the make-up of the teaching workforce so we can target scholarships to the areas where they are needed. Ministry of Education data shows that the number of teachers retiring or leaving the profession remains low. As a result, competition for teaching vacancies is higher than it has been for some time.

In 2013 TeachNZ removed most scholarships for secondary subject teachers due to the low number of vacancies in areas other than te reo Māori. For 2014 we have reduced the number of early childhood education scholarships as supply and demand for teachers in this area is more balanced than it has been in recent years.

You can learn more about scholarships, and other opportunities for funding by visiting our Scholarships: Frequently Asked Questions page.

Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika High Achievers


For 2014, we were delighted to introduce the TeachNZ Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika High Achievers. The aim of these prestigious scholarships was to attract highly talented people who are of Māori or Pasifika descent, and who want to become early childhood education, primary or secondary teachers.

Learn more about these scholarships here

TeachNZ Scholarships 2014

2014 CAREER CHANGER SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances

Ngā Karahipi Panoni Mahi Kaupapa Māori (Kura Tuatahi)

Career Changer Māori Medium (Primary)

Full time,* up to three years
60

1 October 2013 -
4 November 2013

Course fees paid + $30,000 annually over the period of study

Ngā Karahipi Panoni Mahi (Kura Tuarua)

Career Changer Secondary
(Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori me Te Waka Whakarei)

Full time,* up to one year
30

1 November 2013 -
2 December 2013

Course fees paid + $30,000 over the period of study
2014 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MĀORI AND PASIFIKA HIGH ACHIEVERS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances

Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika High Achievers 
(ECE, Primary and Secondary)

Full time,* up to four years
30

1 November 2013 - 2 December 2013

Course fees paid + $15,000 over the period of study
2014 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances

Karapihi Paetahi (Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori me Te Waka Whakarei)

Graduate Scholarships (Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori me Te Waka Whakarei)

Full time,* up to one year 30

2 December 2013 -
3 February 2014

Course fees paid + $10,000 over the period of study
2014 SCHOOL LEAVER AND UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances

Ngā Karahipi Whakarere Kura, Paetahi (Kura Tuatahi) Kaupapa Māori

School Leavers and Undergraduate Scholarships Maori Medium (Primary)

Full time,* up to four years

65

3 February 2014 -
3 March 2014

Course fees paid + $10,000 over the period of study

Ngā Karahipi Whakarere Kura, Paetahi hoki (Kura Tuarua)

School Leavers and Undergraduate Scholarships Secondary (Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori me Te Waka Whakarei)

Full time,* up to four years

30

3 February 2014 -
3 March 2014

Course fees paid + $10,000 over the period of study
2014 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances

Early Childhood Education Scholarships - Graduate and Undergraduate

For people who have experience working with Māori or Pasifika communities.
Full time,* up to four years

20

3 February 2014 -
3 March 2014

Course fees paid + $10,000 over the period of study

Early Childhood Education Scholarships - Te Reo Māori or Pasifika languages


Full time,* up to three years

100

3 February 2014 -
3 March 2014

Course fees paid + $10,000 over the period of study

*Part-time options are available. Scholarships awarded to part-time students will only cover course fees. Only full-time students will be eligible to receive scholarship allowances. The above scholarship table is for the 2014 TeachNZ scholarships. Scholarships are subject to change.

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