May 7, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Scholarships in Teaching @ University of Auckland

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Scholarships in teaching

University-Of-AucklandThere are a number of scholarships in teaching available to students at the Faculty of Education. If youve dreamed of going teaching, now is the time to act.

  • TeachNZ scholarships
  • Teach First NZ programme Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based)

TeachNZ scholarships

TeachNZ scholarships worth up to $30,000 are available for Maori and Pacific high achievers. These prestigious scholarships are for highly talented people who are of Maori and Pacific descent, and who would like to become a teacher in early childhood, primary or secondary education.

For detailed information, including scholarship terms and conditions, visit or call 0800 TEACHNZ.

Please contact the Faculty of Education student centre for advice and assistance with your application.

Maori and Pacific applicants in the following programmes are eligible to apply for the scholarships:

Teach First NZ programme Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based)

Scholarships for tuition fees are given to all successful applicants who are selected into this programme. Participants are also paid a salary* throughout the two-year period of study.

*Equivalent to that of an untrained/unqualified secondary teacher.

This programme, to qualify you to teach at secondary school level in your specialist teaching subject, is offered in partnership with Teach First NZ. Teach First NZ is an independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve student achievement outcomes in areas of socio-economic disadvantage, by attracting and supporting top university graduates to teach in secondary schools serving lower-decile communities.

The Faculty of Educations main contribution to the partnership is the design and delivery of the programme’s academic curriculum and mentor programme. Upon successful completion of the programme you will graduate with a University of Auckland qualification.

This is a school-based teacher education programme and places are strictly limited. Teach First NZ is recruiting for participants to teach in selected areas of study/subjects.

Applications are to be made to Teach First NZ.

More information on the programme of study

Visit the Teach First NZ website

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