Scholarship Opportunities

TeachNZ offers a range of scholarships.

For 2017, scholarships are available for people who are proficient in te reo Māori, those who have experience working with Māori or Pasifika communities or those of Māori or Pasifika descent. 

Application dates and criteria differ for each scholarship type. You can sign up to be notified via email when application information becomes available on the relevant scholarship page.

TeachNZ scholarships are subject to change each year, including the categories, types, and numbers of scholarships available. Please also check the scholarships table on the TeachNZ website in September to receive updated information on scholarships available for 2018.

You can also click the links for the scholarships listed below.

2017 Scholarships: closed

The 2017 Scholarships shown below are currently closed. See our scholarships table in September to find out when scholarships will be open for applications for 2018.

2017 Science, Technology and Maths (STM) Secondary Scholarship

For those who want to train to become a secondary teacher in the sciences, technology or maths that could lead to a new, exciting and challenging STM career. Click here to find out more.

2017 TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika High Achievers

For those of Māori or Pasifika descent with potential to become an outstanding role model in early childhood, primary or secondary education. Click here to find out more.

2017 Ngā Karahipi Paetahi (Graduate Scholarships)

For graduates who are proficient or fluent in te reo Māori and who want to teach at secondary level. Click here to find out more.

2017 Ngā Karahipi Panoni Mahi (Career Changer scholarships)

For career changers who are proficient in te reo Māori and who want to study to teach at primary or secondary level. Click here to find out more.

2017 TeachNZ Māori Medium and Te Reo Māori Scholarships

If you want to teach in te reo Māori or become a teacher of te reo Māori, a TeachNZ Māori Medium or te reo Māori Scholarship may be just what you've been waiting for.

There are two types of Scholarships available for 2017:

  • Māori Medium (Primary) – for people who are either proficient or fluent in te reo Māori and who wish to work as a primary teacher in bilingual or immersion classes.
  • Te Reo Māori (Secondary or Wharekura) - Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori me Te Waka Whakarei – for people who are either proficient or fluent in te reo Māori and who wish to work as a secondary teacher.

Click here to find out more.

2017 TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships 

There are two types of Early Childhood Education Scholarships:

  • Early Childhood Education - for those who would like to train as early childhood teachers and who have experience working with either Māori or Pasifika communities.
  • ECE Māori and Pasifika Languages - for those who are fluent speakers of te reo Māori or a Pasifika language and who want to teach in the early childhood sector.

Click here to find out more.

Get in touch

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

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