Māori Medium (Primary) Scholarships

The 2019 TeachNZ Māori Medium Primary Scholarships will reopen on 6 May 2019.

Apply online, or by post, now.

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You will be able to apply online, or by post.

Note: You do not need to be enrolled in an approved teaching programme when applying for these TeachNZ scholarships.

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The information below applies to the 2019 TeachNZ Māori Medium (Primary) Scholarships.

Māori Medium (Primary) Scholarships are for people who are either proficient or fluent in te reo Māori and who wish to work as a primary teacher in bilingual or immersion classes.

Scholarships cover core study fees and an allowance of $10,000 over the period of study.


Applicants must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolling into an approved Māori-medium teaching qualification
  • be proficient in te reo Māori
  • have leadership experience
  • have support from iwi and/or Māori leaders in their community.


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 at teachnz.admin@education.govt.nz or call us during business hours on 0800 165 225.

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