Applications for the Career Changer scholarships will open on 18 October 2021 and close 15 November 2021. Applications for all other TeachNZ scholarships will open on 1 February 2022 and close 28 February 2022.
Our scholarships support you on your journey towards being a great teacher or kaiako. We can cover the cost of your course fees and pay you an allowance throughout the duration of your study.
If you are planning on enrolling, or are already enrolled on, an approved Initial Teacher Education course - you are eligible for one of our five scholarships.
Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate, a school leaver or a career changer, have the passion to teach early childhood, primary, secondary or in immersion settings; there are great choices available for you.
The table below outlines the scholarships that will be on offer – they cover early childhood, primary, secondary and immersion settings.
To apply for a scholarship you must complete an online application form. The form will be found on this webpage when the programme launches.
You can apply for as many scholarships as you wish, but only accept one. Part time options are available. If you have previously completed Initial Teacher Education training and/or received a TeachNZ Scholarship, you are not eligible for any of the scholarships available.
The TeachNZ scholarship programme aligns to the Ministry of Education’s goal of shaping an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes for all.
The TeachNZ scholarship programme has three roles in contributing to equity and excellent outcomes:
To ensure these aims are adhered to, positive weightings and scorings are placed on the applications that support them. A number of scholarships may also be protected to guarantee they are awarded to applicants wishing to teach in the areas facing teacher supply challenges.
We are dedicated to supporting to the revitalization of Te Reo and rewarding our Māori and Pacific leaders of tomorrow.
If you are considering applying for a scholarship please keep an eye on this webpage.
If you are currently a recipient of one of our scholarships you can click here to find out more information about payment applications, bonding and assistance in finding employment.
Please note if you have been awarded a 2022 TeachNZ Te Huawhiti or Te Waka Whakarei Career Scholarship your first allowance payment may be delayed. Any eligible allowance payments will be backdated to the start date of the 2022 allowance payment schedule attached to the right. Once your allowance payment starts you will receive a conformation letter directly from Studylink. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 0800 165 225 or TeachNZ.Admin@education.govt.nz