TeachNZ scholarships

Our scholarships support you on your journey to being a great teacher.

We can support this journey by covering the cost of your course fees and paying you an allowance.

The first application round has recently closed, however, you will be able to apply for any of our 2019 scholarships across a further two application rounds in the coming months.

The second application round opens on 17 December 2018 and closes on 22 February 2019. You will be able to apply for the scholarships that best suit you online or via post throughout this period.


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You will also have the opportunity to apply throughout our third application round, which is running from 6 May 2019 to 14 June 2019.

You can apply for multiple scholarships, but can only be granted one.

Please note: You do not need to be enrolled in an approved teaching programme when applying for a scholarship, unless you are applying for a Kupe Scholarship.

Part-time options are available. Scholarships awarded to part-time students will only cover course fees. Only full-time students will be eligible to receive scholarship allowances. Scholarships are subject to change.


 What is the TeachNZ Scholarship Programme?

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 scholarship programme has three roles in contributing to equity and excellent outcomes:

  1. It helps enable equitable access to teaching by reducing/minimising significant barriers that some individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand have in entering initial teacher education.
  2. It addresses equity by supporting people from the communities who are underserved by the system, to enter the system through initial teacher education.
  3. It supports the system to deliver excellent outcomes by getting the right teachers in the right place at the right time. For example, scholarship criteria is weighted to address areas that are experiencing teacher supply pressure such as:
    • specific subjects e.g. Science, Technology, Maths, Te Reo Māori
    • specific sectors e.g. ECE, Primary, Secondary, Māori Medium
    • specific regions or settings e.g. Auckland, Southland, Gisborne/East Coast, rural and isolated schools.

What TeachNZ Scholarships are on offer?

Please follow the links to find out more about the fantastic scholarships available:


Need help?

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.

You can also learn more about scholarships and other opportunities for funding by visiting our Scholarships: Frequently Asked Questions page.

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