Te Huarau Scholarship

The second application round of the 2020 TeachNZ Scholarship Programme has recently closed. 

If you want to teach, a Te Huarau scholarship can support your journey.

The Te Huarau scholarship is designed to assist applicants studying to teach any subject in any sector.

Undergraduate or graduate, if you are enrolled on, or plan to enrol on, any approved teaching programme this could be the scholarship for you!

As a Te Huarau Scholar you gain access to:

  • Course fees to study an approved teaching qualification
  • An allowance of $10,000 over the period of your study (limited to four years)

To be eligible, you are required to:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled on, have applied for, or be intending on enrol on an approved qualification.

To find out more about approved teaching qualifications click here.

Fees and allowance payments are only paid upon meeting the requirements of a scholarship. To receive allowance payments you  are required to be a full-time student (or have ‘limited full-time status’ from StudyLink) and pass all of your academic year.

Further terms and conditions apply.


You can apply online, or by post.

The notification date for the second application round is 12 March 2020.

Round 2 onwards dates3

Please be aware, that due to the limited availability of the Te Huarau Scholarship (130) they may all be allocated before the third round.

We hold cultural competencies, passion and life experience in the same regard as your academic history. Our application form is designed to let you show this off!

You can apply for multiple scholarships, but can only be granted one. Part-time options are available. 

For more information and tips on applying click here.

Need more 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 our scholarships by watching the videos and exploring the links on the left of this page.

New Zealand Teachers Council New Zealand Education Gazette New Zealand Qualifications Authority Immigration New Zealand