Secondary teachers' study support grant

Study Support Grants provide a 0.16 FTTE time allowance allowing teachers to study or undertake research while continuing to teach. 

You can also apply for a reimbursement of up to $500 toward your course fees, once you have successfully finished your course. 

There are 100 Secondary School Teachers' Study Support Grants available each year for fully registered teachers, in state or state-integrated schools, covered by the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA).

Applications for the 2020 Secondary Teachers' Study Support Grants are now closed.

Am I eligible for a Secondary Teachers' Study Support Grant?

If you wish to apply for a Secondary Teachers' Study Support Grant, you must:

  • be employed under the STCA or applicable Individual Employment Agreement (IEA)
  • be permanently appointed as a full or part-time teacher in a New Zealand state or state-integrated school
  • hold a full and current practising certificate.

Contact Us

We're here to help. If you can't find the answer you're looking for in the application guidelines, get in touch with us by calling 0800 165 225 or email


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