Scholarships, Grants and Loans

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The second application round for the 2020 TeachNZ scholarship programme opens on 6th December.

Applications will close on 24th January 2020, before reopening for the third and final time on 3rd April.

This year, TeachNZ are aiming to support 465 students on their journey into our education workforce.

The 2020 programme is open to more people. If a candidate is planning on enrolling, or is already enrolled on, any approved Initial Teacher Education programme - they are eligible for a scholarship.

There are two ‘general’ scholarships open to all sectors and subjects, two scholarships dedicated to Māori Medium, immersion and te reo Māori settings and the Kupe scholarship for Māori and Pacific high achievers, with options for school leavers through to those changing careers.

The scholarships support a recipient by covering the cost of their fees and paying out an allowance of up to $30,000 a year.

Click on the links below for more information.

Tertiary education fees free

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

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.

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.

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

There are currently five textbook scholarships available to students. 

Each year TeachNZ, part of the Ministry of Education, offers a limited number of Scholarships to encourage people to train as teachers in the areas where there is greatest need.

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

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 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.