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Teachers' Bilingual Education Study Award

Improve your knowledge and proficiency in te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, and develop your skills as a bilingual or immersion teacher with a study award
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The Bilingual Education Study Award provides you, as a teacher or principal in early childhood, primary or secondary education, with an opportunity to improve your proficiency in te reo Māori and tikanga Māori and develop your skills as a bilingual or immersion teacher.

Each year, we offer 24 full-time teacher equivalent awards (FTTE) study awards. The award provides you with:

  • paid leave to study for one year
  • a contribution of up to NZD$2000 towards course fees.  

You will receive your normal salary while on study leave. This includes permanent salary units and allowances. You need to check with your principal to see whether any fixed-term units and allowances will be paid while you are on leave. The study award funds relief costs to your school or ECE centre while you are on leave.

Application period currently closed

The application period for the 2024 Bilingual Education Study Award is closed. Application dates for the 2025 round are still to be confirmed.

Key study award information

Teachers' Bilingual Education Study Award 2025
Number of awards available (includes principals)
24
Application period opening date
TBC
Application period closing date
TBC
Outstanding document due date
TBC
Notification date
TBC

Contact us

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

Email: teacher.studyawards@education.govt.nz

Freephone: 0800 165 225 

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