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. 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.
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 may be 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.
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 will need to create a user account in order to apply for a TeachNZ scholarship. To create a user account go to the application form and click 'log in' in the top right hand corner.
Creating a user account registers you for personalised access to the TeachNZ system for applying for a scholarship and you will be asked to provide your personal email address. Your user account helps you provide TeachNZ with information that is needed to apply for the scholarship.
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.
As part of the application process, you are asked to prepare and submit a video of up to three minutes. Please refer to the information here about preparing your video.
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 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.