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Becoming a teacher in New Zealand
Te Karahipi Huri Aramahi o Te Huawhiti

Te Huawhiti Career-Changer Scholarship

If you're looking to change careers and become a teacher, a Te Huawhiti Career-Changer Scholarship can financially support you in your journey
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In a wood technology class, students observe a teacher working on a piece of wood

Each year, we offer 85 Te Huawhiti Career-Changer Scholarships to people looking to change their career and teach in priority subjects and education settings. The scholarship gives you financial support to offset the loss of income you experience while studying, and to reduce the barrier to becoming a qualified teacher.

As a Te Huawhiti scholar you gain access to:

  • programme fees to study an approved teaching programme
  • an allowance of NZD$30,000 per year, over the period of your study (limited to 3 years).

If you’re changing careers and are enrolled, or planning to enrol, on an approved teaching programme, this could be the scholarship for you.

Application period currently closed

The application period for the 2024 Te Huawhiti Career-Changer Scholarship closed in February 2024. The application period for 2025 will open in September/October 2024.

Past scholar's story

Key scholarship information

Te Huawhiti Career-Changer Scholarships
Scholarship type
Career-changer – priority subjects and education settings
Application period
September – October 2024 (TBC)
Fees
Paid
Allowance
NZD$30,000 per year
Scholarships available
85

Contact us

If you have any questions, we’re here to help.  

Email: teachnz.admin@education.govt.nz

Freephone: 0800 165 225

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