May 12, 2021

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New TeachNZ scholarships now open (Te Reo Maori)

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From 1 February 2011 applications for two TeachNZ scholarships are open for people studying to become teachers.

These Scholarships cover a student’s core study fees and offer an allowance of $10,000 over the period of study. They are for people who will either begin their study for a teaching qualification at the start of the 2011 academic year, or who are part way through their study. To apply for a scholarship, they must be enrolled to study a teaching qualification with a tertiary organisation (provider).

Two different types of scholarship are available:

School Leaver and Undergraduate Scholarship

These scholarships focus on people who are proficient in te reo Maori, enjoy working with young people and show an understanding of the vital importance of education. They cover the following primary or secondary teaching qualifications:

  • Maori Medium – for speakers of te reo Maori who want to teach in te reo Maori at primary school level
  • Te Reo Maori – for speakers of te reo Maori who want to teach te reo Maori as a secondary school subject

Applications for these scholarships close on 1 March 2011.

Early Childhood Education Scholarship

These scholarships focus on people who have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Maori and/or Pasifika communities and want to teach in the early childhood sector (Early Childhood Education or ECE). These scholarships are available to students who are:

  • beginning or part way through their study for an ECE teaching qualification (ECE Undergraduate)
  • graduates in other areas who now wish to study for an ECE teaching qualification (ECE Graduate)

Applications for ECE scholarships close on 14 March 2011.

How do people apply?

Application Forms and Guidelines are attached as PDFs to this email.
They are also available on the TeachNZ website here:

Please note: Applicants may save the PDFs to their computer and fill in the Application Form, but they must then print it out and post to TeachNZ.

Where can you find out more information?

Call 0800 165 225 to speak to a TeachNZ Advisor, or go to

Is there any help for people applying for a scholarship?

Or for help filling in the Application Form we have Online Helpers that will be available on our website from early next week. These are video guides that take applicants through the Form question by question.

1 thought on “New TeachNZ scholarships now open (Te Reo Maori)

  1. Kia ora,

    Graduate Diploma in teaching (Secondary) – Scholarships.

    An application i have submitted to the University of Auckland is in a status pending, awaiting the last of my referee’s to submit their reports.

    While searching for shcolarship opportunities, i notice that there are none available at present for the Career Changers at secondary level and the link provides infomration only to Primary School level.

    Notification of when these scholarships for those wanting to study Teaching (Secondary) would be appreciated.

    Looking forwar to hearing from you soon.


    Eriata Peri
    [email protected]

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