100 Ministry of Education Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships in New Zealand, 2018

Ministry of Education is offering up to 100 Science, Technology, and Maths Secondary Scholarships. New Zealand citizen or permanent resident is eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Science, technology, and maths can lead graduates along exciting career pathways where they get to work in the field of study they have an interest in every day. Working in science, technology or maths gives you the potential to help shape the world, and starting your STM career in teaching gives you the opportunity to help shape minds.

The purpose of Ministry of education is to Lift aspiration, raise educational achievement for every New Zealander.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for graduates wanting to become secondary teachers.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the sciences, technology or maths (STM) subjects.

Number of Awards: There is a total of 100 scholarships available, made up of:

  • 40 Science scholarships
  • 20 Technology scholarships
  • 40 Mathematics scholarships

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover core study fees and pay an allowance of up to $10,000. They are for people who will commence their study during the 2018 academic year.

Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Applicants must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have been offered a place to study full-time in an approved Graduate Diploma/Master of Secondary Teaching qualification commencing in 2018.
  • have experience leading or working with young people in the community
  • have support from people within your community to become a teacher
  • Have a degree with papers in the target subject scholarship type/s you are applying for. If you are unsure whether you meet the eligibility requirements for a scholarship, please discuss this with your Teacher Education Provider 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.

Nationality: New Zealand citizen or permanent resident are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: If you have an overseas qualification, you must get this assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) before sending us your application. This includes Australian qualifications.

New Zealand Scholarships

How to Apply: The Application Form and Guide will be available to download on our website from the opening date of each scholarship. The Application Form and Guide for each scholarship have detailed information on what’s required in your application. You’ll need to have commenced enrolment into one of the approved teaching qualifications listed in the form and guide. You can find out more about qualifications by using the TeachNZ Qualifications search tool. When a scholarship is open, we’ll provide online video guides which will help you step-by-step through the application process. Check out individual scholarship pages from the scholarships table to view the video guides. Remember, we’re here to help. If you have any questions, you can email us on teachnz.admin-at-education.govt.nz

To help confirm your eligibility you’ll need to provide the following:

  • proof of name and date of birth (your New Zealand passport OR New Zealand birth certificate OR a certificate of New Zealand citizenship)
  • proof of change of name (if applicable: a marriage certificate, deed poll or birth certificate that shows your name change)
  • proof of residency status (if applicable: the main ID page in your passport and the page showing your indefinite New Zealand permanent residency stamp or sticker. You must have held permanent residency status for at least three years)
  • proof of your qualifications or academic results (please note you must provide proof of each year of study that you have completed)
  • a copy of your CV (this gives the selection panel a greater understanding of your qualifications and work history).

All your documents must be photocopied and certified.

You can ask any one of the following people to certify your documents:

  • School principal
  • Registrar of a tertiary provider
  • District Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar
  • Barrister or Solicitor
  • Justice of the Peace (you can find a list of local Justices of the Peace in the Yellow Pages).

Application Form

Application Deadline: The 2018 TeachNZ Science, Technology, and Maths Secondary Scholarships close September 25, 2017.

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