Primary study awards and sabbaticals

To learn more about each award, click on the title in the table. 

Title of Award

Number of Awards available  

Application 
opening date*

Application 
closing date*

Outstanding document date

Notification date

Primary Principals' and 
Teachers' Study Awards (PT)

75 FTTE**

16/05/2022

04/07/2022 29/07/2022 09/09/2022

Primary Teachers' 
Sabbaticals (PTS)

50

16/05/2022

04/07/2022

29/07/2022

09/09/2022

Primary Principals'
Sabbaticals (PPS)

105

16/05/2022

04/07/2022

29/07/2022

09/09/2022

 

         

Overseas sabbaticals

Postponing sabbaticals for reasons relating to COVID-19 travel restrictions will not be accepted.

Please keep in mind that the Ministry advises all travellers to be aware and consider what could happen in the event travel restrictions are announced. As with most things, it is important that any plans are transparent and mutually agreed by you and your principal / Board.

TeachNZ are only able to cover relief costs for the approved sabbatical period.

We're committed to supporting the professional development of teachers and principals. So we’ve put together a package of study awards, grants and sabbaticals to help you complete a qualification, take time off each week to study while teaching, move to another curriculum or subject area, or take time off to research a topic of interest.

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