TeachNZ Science, Technology and Maths (STM) Secondary Scholarships

The 2019 TeachNZ Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships are now open.

Apply online, or by post, now.

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

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 Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships.

If you're a graduate, and you want to train to become a secondary teacher in the sciences, technology or maths, this is a scholarship opportunity that could lead to a new, exciting and challenging STM career.

These scholarships will cover core study fees and pay an allowance of up to $10,000. They are for people who will commence their study during the 2019 academic year.

There are a total of 100 scholarships available, made up of:

  • 40 Science scholarships
  • 20 Technology scholarships
  • 40 Mathematics scholarships

You must successfully gain entry into an approved Graduate Diploma/Master of Teaching before you can receive course fee or allowance payments. 

You can find out more about the exciting world of Science, Technology and Mathematics and the opportunities it offers teachers by visiting www.acceleratestem.co.nz.



Study Type

Number Available

Applications Open

Fees and Allowances


Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships

Full time, *up to one year


Second Round
17 December 2018 - 22 February 2019

Course fees paid + $10,000 for one year of study


Applicants must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or resident of at least three years 
  • be enrolling to study in an approved qualification below due to commence in 2019 
  • have experience leading or working with young people in the community 
  • have support from people within their community to become a teacher 
  • have a degree with papers in the target subject scholarship type/s they are applying for.

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.

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