TeachNZ scholarships

TeachNZ Scholarships for 2019 are now open for your applications!

Find out which scholarship can support you on your path to being a great teacher and apply online, or by post, using the forms on the right hand of this page, now!

There are still places available for all of our Scholarships apart from the Kupe Scholarship 

Please complete your application by 14/06/2019 for it to be considered in the third and final round of assessment. You will be notified of your outcome on 18/07/2019.

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

Please sign-up below if you would like an email reminder when this rounds deadline is approaching.

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.




 What is the TeachNZ Scholarship Programme?

TeachNZ scholarships can support your journey into teaching by covering the cost your course fees and by paying you an allowance.

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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