TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships

The 2014 TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships are now closed.


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TeachNZ scholarships are subject to change each year, including the categories, types and numbers of scholarships available. Please check the scholarships table on the TeachNZ website in September to receive updated information on scholarships available for 2015.

The information below applies to the 2014 TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships.

There were two types of Early Childhood Education Scholarships available for 2014.

The ECE Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships are for those who would like to train as early childhood teachers and have experience working with either Māori or Pasifika communities.

The ECE Māori and Pasifika Languages scholarships are for those who are fluent speakers of te reo Māori or a Pasifika language and want to teach in the early childhood sector.

Applications for these scholarships opened 3 February 2014 and closed 3 March 2014.

Scholarships cover core study fees and an allowance of $10,000 over the period of study.

These scholarships are for people who will either commence or continue their study in the 2014 academic year. If your study year starts in Semester 1, you'll need to be enrolled in an approved ECE teaching qualification before applying.

The academic year for early childhood teacher education study has two intakes – one at the start of the calendar year and one that commences mid-year. This scholarship is for:

  • students starting their study year in the first semester of 2014 (start of year). If you receive a TeachNZ ECE scholarship, your course fees will be paid from Semester 1, 2014; and
  • students starting their study year in the second semester of 2014 (mid-year). If you receive a TeachNZ ECE scholarship, your course fees will be paid from Semester 2, 2014.

Please note that your study year must be starting from either Semester 1 or Semester 2 in 2014. If you have already started study towards your Graduate Diploma of ECE Teaching before 2014, you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. For undergraduate applicants, it can be the start of your first or any subsequent year of study. 

Which scholarship is right for me?


ECE Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships

  • ECE Graduate Scholarship – for people with a degree or diploma (a Level 7 qualification) wanting to complete a one-year Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), who have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Māori or Pasifika communities, who want to teach in the early childhood sector. 
  • ECE Undergraduate Scholarship for people who have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Māori or Pasifika communities who want to teach in the early childhood sector. 

ECE Māori and Pasifika Languages scholarships

  • ECE Māori Language Scholarship: for people who are proficient in te reo Māori and have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Māori communities, who want to teach in the early childhood sector. 
  • ECE Pasifika Languages Scholarship: for people who are proficient in a Pasifika language, have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Pasifika communities, who want to teach in the early childhood sector.

Need help?

You can learn more about scholarships by reading our Scholarships: Frequently Asked Questions page.

Remember, we’re here to help. If you have any questions, you can email us on teachnz.admin@minedu.govt.nz or call us during business hours on 0800 165 225.

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