TeachNZ Scholarships for New Zealand Students, 2017

  • Deadline: February 7, 2017
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New Zealand Government is now accepting applications for TeachNZ Scholarships. For 2017, there are 30 Graduate Scholarships (Secondary) Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Maori me Te Waka Whakarei available.

The scholarships provide financial assistance while you are studying towards a teaching qualification.

The Ministry of Education is the public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing the New Zealand education system.

Eligibility

Applicant must meet the eligibility criteria to be assessed for a scholarship.  Note: You can only be awarded one TeachNZ scholarship. If you have previously received a TeachNZ scholarship, and failed to meet the terms and conditions of that scholarship, you are not eligible to reapply.

There are two types of scholarships available:

  • Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Maori – for people wanting to teach te reo Maori as a subject in secondary schools. Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Maori means the beginning of new shoots of te reo Maori.
  • Te Waka Whakarei – for people wanting to teach a secondary subject in te reo Maori in wharekura. Te Waka Whakarei – He waka taua whai tauihu, whai whakanikoniko, whakahirahira. This means a canoe of importance, decorated and embellished.

The eligibility criteria for each scholarship type is listed below.

Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Maori scholarship – to become a teacher of te reo Maori in secondary schools. To be eligible, applicant must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Have been offered a place to study an approved Graduate Diploma/Master of Secondary Teaching
  • Have proficiency in te reo Maori to a level that meets the requirements of the tertiary provider
  • Have a degree or graduate diploma with at least one 300-level paper in Maori studies, development, language, culture or society
  • Have leadership experience
  • Have support from your iwi and/or Maori leaders in your community.

Te Waka Whakarei scholarship – to become a teacher of a secondary subject in te reo Maori in wharekura. To be eligible, applicant must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Have been offered a place to study an approved Graduate Diploma/Master of Secondary Teaching
  • Have fluency in te reo Maori to a level that meets the requirements of the tertiary provider
  • Have a degree or graduate diploma with specialist secondary subject content at the 300-level in that qualification, for teaching to a senior level
  • Have leadership experience
  • Have support from your iwi and/or Maori leaders in your community.

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Benefits

This Graduate Scholarship (Secondary) pays your compulsory course fees for one full-time year. Full-time students also receive an allowance. The allowance is up to $10,000 for one full-time year of study.

Application

Applicants should post or courier their completed application. All applicants must provide a complete, correct and legible Application Form, including:

  • A CV (curriculum vitae) – no more than four A4 pages
  • Leadership statement, listing two referees
  • Identity, language and culture statement, and supporter’s details

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