Scholarships, Grants and Loans

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Click on the links below for more information.

Kahurangi Scholarships

Our Kahurangi Scholarships cover full study fees for highly-deserving applicants who would otherwise struggle to afford to study and qualify as a teacher.

Judy Kaa Scholarship

This award is a memorial to Judy Kaa, National President of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand from 2008 to 2015 for our Postgraduate students.

Oceania Scholarship

A scholarship is available for an early childhood teacher or staff member to grow their cultural skills to engage with young Pacific children and families.

Fees Free

Fees-free tertiary study or training available for eligible learners.

Student Loans

You are eligible for a student loan and/or allowance if you are a New Zealand citizen, or have permanent residency, and meet StudyLink criteria.

Aperfield Montessori Trust - Scholarship

Aperfield Montessori are offering a scholarship for students of the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood (Aperfield Montessori).

Randstad Education Award of Excellence

Randstad Education Award of Excellence recognises and acknowledges exemplary practice for third-year students graduating in 2022

TeachNZ Scholarships

TeachNZ scholarships support students on their journey towards being a great teacher or kaiako by covering the cost of their course fees and paying them an allowance throughout the duration of their study.

Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga

Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga - Māori Education Trust provides financial assistance for Māori students undertaking tertiary study.

The Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship

This is for Māori students studying in any field in any tertiary education institution. Preference is given to descendents of Māori World War One veterans.

Pacific Education Foundation Scholarships (PEF)

Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation and the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust provide financial assistance to Pasifika students who are enrolled at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.

Other Scholarship Options

This link will take you through to a website called "StudySpy".  On this site you will find several more scholarship opportunities that you might be able to take advantage of.