ECE Scholarships - Māori and Pacific Languages Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships are now open.

Apply online, or by post, now

Please complete your application by 26 October 2018 for it to be considered in the initial round of assessment. You will be notified of your outcome by 29 November 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: You do not need to be enrolled in an approved teaching programme when applying for these TeachNZ scholarships.

The information below applies to the 2019 TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships.

The ECE Māori and Pacific Languages scholarships are for those who are fluent speakers of te reo Māori or a Pacific language and who want to teach in the early childhood sector.

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 2019 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:

  • students starting their study year in the first semester of 2019 (start of year). If you receive a TeachNZ ECE scholarship, your course fees will be paid from Semester 1, 2019; and
  • students starting their study year in the second semester of 2019 (mid-year). If you receive a TeachNZ ECE scholarship, your course fees will be paid from Semester 2, 2019.

Please note that your study year must be starting from either Semester 1 or Semester 2 in 2019. This can be the start of your first or any subsequent year of study.

Which scholarship is right for me?

  • ECE Māori Language Scholarship: for people who are proficient in te reo Māori, have knowledge understanding and experience working with Māori communities, and who want to teach in the early childhood sector.
  • ECE Pacific Languages Scholarship: for people who are proficient in a Pacific language, have knowledge understanding and experience working with Pacific communities, and who want to teach in the early childhood sector.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

Māori language stream: 

  • be proficient in te reo Māori
  • be enrolling to study in an approved ECE Māori language teaching qualification.

Pacific languages stream:

  • be proficient in a Pacific language
  • be enrolling into an approved Pacific ECE teaching qualification.

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.

2019 Scholarship - Online Application Form

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