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Becoming a teacher in New Zealand
Ngā karahipi TeachNZ

TeachNZ scholarships

Our TeachNZ scholarships can financially support you on your journey to becoming a great teacher
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TeachNZ scholarships can cover the cost of your course fees and pay you an allowance while you study. If you are a student, graduate, or career-changer, and have the passion to teach, there are great scholarship options available to you.

Past scholars’ stories 

Hear about the difference a scholarship made to some of our past recipients. 

Our scholarships

If you plan to enrol, or are already enrolled, on an approved initial teacher education course, you may be eligible for one of our 5 scholarships.

Te Huarau Scholarship
A Te Huarau Scholarship can financially support you on your journey to becoming a teacher in priority subjects and education settings
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Te Tipu Whakarito Scholarship
Embark on your journey to becoming a kaiako and nurture your passion for te reo Māori with the financial support of a Te Tipu Whakarito Scholarship
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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 on your journey
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Te Waka Whakarei Career-Changer Scholarship
If you're looking to change careers and follow your passion for te reo Māori, a Te Waka Whakarei Career-Changer Scholarship can financially support you on your journey
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Kupe Scholarship for Māori and Pacific high achievers
If you're of Māori or Pacific descent and can see yourself becoming an outstanding role model in education, a Kupe Scholarship can financially support you on your journey
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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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