Scholarships

TeachNZ scholarships focus on areas where teachers are needed. Every year we review data on teaching vacancies and trends in the teaching workforce to make sure the scholarships continue to target areas of need.

Over recent years the number of teachers retiring or leaving the profession has remained low, which means there is strong competition for the teaching vacancies available.

Currently, there are higher numbers of teachers needed for Māori-medium and te reo Māori teachers, and early childhood teachers with skills in te reo Māori or Pacific languages.

There is also a current need for Secondary Science, Technology and Maths Teachers. For 2017, TeachNZ Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships will be available.

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

You can also sign up to be notified via email when the application information is available on the relevant scholarship page.


The table below outlines the scholarships that are available for 2017. The categories, types and number of scholarships vary from year to year.

TeachNZ Scholarships 2017

2017 KUPE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MĀORI AND PASIFIKA HIGH ACHIEVERS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances
All Sectors

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

Full time,* up to three years
30

5 December 2016 - 
7 March 2017

Course fees paid + $15,000 over the period of study

 

2017 MĀORI MEDIUM AND TE REO MĀORI SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances
Primary and Secondary

Māori Medium (Primary) Scholarships

Full time,* up to four years

65

7 February 2017 - 
6 March 2017

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

Te Reo Māori (Secondary or Wharekura) Scholarships

Full time,* up to four years

30

7 February 2017 - 
6 March 2017

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

 

2017 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances
ECE

Early Childhood Education Scholarships

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

20

7 February 2017 - 
6 March 2017

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

7 February 2017 - 
6 March 2017

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

 

2017 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MATHS SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances
Secondary

Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships

Full time, up to one year

Science
40
Technology
20
Mathematics
40

6 December 2016 -
7 February 2017

Course fees paid + $10,000 for one year of study

 

2017 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances
Secondary

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

Full time,* up to one year 30

5 December 2016 -
7 February 2017

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

 

2017 CAREER CHANGER SCHOLARSHIPS
Category
Study Type Number Available Applications Open Fees and Allowances
Primary and Secondary

Career Changer Māori Medium (Primary)

Full time,* up to three years
60

3 October 2016 -
7 November 2016

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

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

Full time,* up to one year
30

3 October 2016 -
7 November 2016

Course fees paid + $30,000 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 2017 TeachNZ scholarships. Scholarships are subject to change.

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