TeachNZ - Tipu Whakarito Scholarship

Closing date:
Value of Award: Fees + $10,000
No. of awards: 130
Tenure: Up to 4 years.



Aotearoa needs great teachers. At TeachNZ we know that great teachers are not all the same - they have different backgrounds and life experiences. Through these scholarships we want to celebrate the diversity, energy and enthusiasm of our future leaders. TeachNZ scholarships are subject to change each year, including the categories, types and numbers of scholarships available.

Tipu Whakarito Te Reo Māori - for people wanting to teach te reo Māori as a subject in secondary schools.

Selection criteria:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident Be enrolled on, have applied for, or be intending on enrol on an approved qualification Have proficiency in te reo Māori that meets the requirements of your tertiary provider Have support from your iwi and/or Māori leaders in your community AND Applicants who desire to teach in wharekura: have a degree or graduate diploma with specialist secondary subject content at the 300 level in that qualification, for teaching to a senior level  Applicants who desire to teach te reo in a secondary setting: have a degree or graduate diploma with at least one300-level paper in Māori studies, development, language, culture or society.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications for the 2020 Te Tipu Whakarito Scholarship have recently closed You will be able to apply online or by post. For more information and tips on applying click here.

Decision makers
When applications are received by TeachNZ they will be checked to ensure they meet all eligibility criteria. Any relevant information is gathered from your tertiary provider. A selection panel of made up experts, who are fluent in te reo Māori will then meet to assess applicants against the factors listed in the application guide.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
We will let you know when we have received your application. Please contact us if your application has not been acknowledged within one week of the closing date. We will consider your application and let you know via post whether you have been offered a scholarship.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Additional information

Who else has information about this award?
Remember, we're here to help. If you have any questions, you can email us on teachnz.admin@education.govt.nz or call us during business hours on 0800 165 225.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Ministry of Education

PO Box 1666 Thorndon

Phone: 0800 165 225

Email: teachnz.admin@education.govt.nz

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