The 2018 TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships closed 23 February 2018.
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 2019.
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The ECE scholarships are for those who would like to train as early childhood teachers and who have experience working with either Māori or Pasifika communities.
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 2018 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:
Please note that your study year must be starting from either Semester 1 or Semester 2 in 2017. If you have already started study towards your Graduate Diploma of ECE Teaching before 2017, 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.
You can learn more about scholarships by reading our Scholarships: Frequently Asked Questions page.
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