Applications for the Career Changer scholarships will open on 15 September 2022 and close 13 October 2022. Applications for all other TeachNZ scholarships will open on 17 January 2023 and close 14 February 2023.
Our scholarships support you on your journey towards being a great teacher or kaiako. We can cover the cost of your course fees and pay you an allowance throughout the duration of your study.
If you are planning on enrolling, or are already enrolled on, an approved Initial Teacher Education course - you are eligible for one of our five scholarships.
Please note: If you have already completed Initial Teacher Education Training or are already a registered teacher you are not eligible to apply for the TeachNZ Scholarships. Instead, we have Study Awards on offer - please look here.
Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate, a school leaver or a career changer, have the passion to teach early childhood, primary, secondary or in immersion settings; there are great choices available for you.
The table below outlines the scholarships that will be on offer – they cover early childhood, primary, secondary and immersion settings.
To apply for a scholarship you must complete an online application form. The form will be found on this webpage when the programme launches.
You can apply for as many scholarships as you wish, but only accept one. Part time options are available. If you have previously completed Initial Teacher Education training and/or received a TeachNZ Scholarship, you are not eligible for any of the scholarships available.
The TeachNZ scholarship programme aligns to the Ministry of Education’s goal of shaping an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes for all.
The TeachNZ scholarship programme has three roles in contributing to equity and excellent outcomes:
A number of scholarships may be protected to guarantee they are awarded to applicants wishing to teach in the areas facing teacher supply challenges.
We are dedicated to supporting to the revitalization of Te Reo and rewarding our Māori and Pacific leaders of tomorrow.
If you are considering applying for a scholarship please keep an eye on this webpage.
If you are currently a recipient of one of our scholarships you can click here to find out more information about payment applications, bonding and assistance in finding employment.