Teach NZ - Teacher recruitment scholarships
TeachNZ is a unit within the Ministry of Education that administers a range of teacher recruitment scholarships. The scholarships are each designed to increase the number of teachers in areas where there are current shortages.
There are four types of scholarships applying to the school sector, as follows:
- Māori medium
- secondary subjects. The target subjects (periodically reviewed) are chemistry, home economics, mathematics, physics, Māori language
The scholarship categories are for school leavers, undergraduates, graduates and career changers. They provide financial help over the period of teacher education.
Amount of scholarship
The scholarships pay for course fees. School leavers, undergraduates, and graduates who study full time are eligible for allowance payments of up to $10,000 over the period of teacher education study. Career changer scholarships are available for Māori Medium (Primary), Te reo Māori (Secondary) and Technology. Allowance payments for career changers are $30,000 for each academic year (up to three years).
Information packs, including information sheets on the different types of scholarship, relevant application forms and booklets of all teacher education qualifications, can be obtained from 0800 TeachNZ (0800 832 246).
Information about scholarships and application forms are also available from the TeachNZ website.
Information on financial support initiatives, teaching as a career, teacher education providers and all teacher education qualifications offered throughout New Zealand can be viewed at TeachNZ website.
Additional information, including information on teacher supply initiatives, can be obtained from:
Telephone: 0800 165 225
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