If you are intending to enrol on an approved Initial Teacher Education programme or already have, you can apply for a TeachNZ scholarship. If would like to apply for a TeachNZ scholarship, we suggest taking the following steps:
There are options for graduates, undergraduates all sectors and all subjects. If you are studying or intend to study an approved Initial Teacher Education programme we can support you.
Carefully complete your application form, ensure that you show off your passion, cultural competencies and personality.
Take pride in your personal statement and complete it in te reo Māori if it is a requirement.
Follow the application checklist to ensure you support your application with the required documents.
Use the checklist to ensure you have attached certified copies of all the relevant documents to your application.
Submit your application form.
We recommend you ask someone else to check your completed application before you submit it.
Please contact TeachNZ if you are unsure about the documents required with your application. If your application is incomplete, it will not be assessed.
The panel will want to see answers that reflect how you will engage in the classroom and what your teaching style will be.
Ensure you are conveying experiences and demonstrate your motivations. The panel will want you to describe situations in which you exhibited the qualities outlined in the criteria assessment questions, rather than just your definition of those qualities.
Convey your motivations for applying for the Scholarship.
The scholarship panel will notice answers that appear scripted or have information copied from other sources so please avoid this.