Scholarships, Grants and Loans

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Tertiary education fees free

Fees-free tertiary study or training is now available for eligible learners.

You are eligible for a student loan and/or allowance if you are a New Zealand citizen, or have permanent residency, and meet StudyLink criteria.

This award is a memorial to Judy Kaa, National President of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand from 2008 to 2015 for our Postgraduate students.

Aperfield Montessori are offering a scholarship for students of the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood (Aperfield Montessori).

There are currently three textbook scholarships available to students. 

TeachNZ scholarships support students on their journey towards being a great teacher or kaiako, by covering the cost of their course fees and paying them an allowance throughout the duration of their study.

The programme is inclusive and rewards outstanding applicants. Outstanding to TeachNZ goes beyond academic achievement. The programme recognises passion, leadership, good communication, lived experiences and also places value on Māori and Pacific cultural competencies and language skills.

2021 Programme Opening Again Soon

The 2021 TeachNZ Scholarship programme will open to applications again on 25th November 2020. This application round will close on 9th December 2020. The programme will reopen for a further application round from 22nd March 2021 - 21st April 2021.

The programme is available for any student planning to enrol, or already enrolled on an approved Initial Teacher Education course. The 2021 approved teaching qualifications have been determined by the Teaching Council. A full list of the approved courses on the 2021 Guide, available on our website.

It is open to graduates and undergraduates. There are school leaver and more substantial ‘career changer’ options available. The scholarships are available to students in any year of their study.

Although the programme is available to a student studying any subject or sector, it continues to be weighted towards areas facing teacher supply pressures; subjects such as Science, Technology, Maths and te reo Māori and immersion settings.

Applicants can apply for as many different scholarships as they wish, but only accept one.

To apply for a scholarship, students must complete an online application form, which will be made available on the TeachNZ website.

Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga - Māori Education Trust provides financial assistance for Māori students undertaking tertiary study.

This is for Māori students studying in any field in any tertiary education institution. Preference is given to descendents of Māori World War One veterans.

Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation and the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust provide financial assistance to Pasifika students who are enrolled at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.

Other Scholarship Options

This link will take you through to a website called "StudySpy".  On this site you will find several more scholarship opportunities that you might be able to take advantage of.