Kupe Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika High Achievers

Applications for the 2018 TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships will open on 4 December 2017.

More information on the recipients of the 2017 TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships can be found here.

The 2017 TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships closed on Tuesday 7 March 2017.

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 2018.

If you're thinking of applying, we can also offer you some helpful advice before you complete your application. Click here to find out more.

Note: Kupe Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an approved teaching programme before applying.


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The information below applies to the 2018 TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships.

If you're of Māori or Pasifika descent and you can see yourself becoming an outstanding role model in early childhood, primary or secondary education, consider applying to become a Kupe Scholar. Only 30 can be chosen. Will you be among them?

Kupe Scholars strike out for far horizons and chart new territory on their quest to succeed. They embrace diversity and bring energy and enthusiasm to teaching. The bar is set high, but if you're among the select few chosen, you'll enjoy increased status and leadership potential with future employers.

Kupe Scholars receive:

  • Course fees to study an approved teaching qualification
  • An allowance of $15,000 over the period of study (limited to three years)
  • The prestigious Kupe Keepsake – a reminder of your commitment to charting new territory and of our commitment to helping you succeed.

Terms and conditions apply. Find out more about approved teaching qualifications.

Note: Kupe Scholarships replaced the Māori and Pasifika High Achievers Scholarships that were last available in 2014.

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@education.govt.nz or call us during business hours on 0800 165 225.

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