Ministry of Education, New Zealand is offering Scholarships for Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL). The scholarship funds 2 to 5 specified core papers, depending on the course.
Having teachers with a Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL) qualification in your school will improve the outcomes for English language learners.
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Course Level: The studentships are available for Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL).
Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of teaching.
Award: The scholarship funds 2 to 5 specified core papers, depending on the course. Funding includes course fees and approximately $100 towards books. The funding usually covers 2 years at a rate of 1 paper each semester, based on 2 semesters each year. Ministry strongly encourages schools to help teachers complete the qualification by funding at least some of the papers not covered by the program.
The award can be taken in New Zealand
Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you:
- Currently teach new migrant, Pasifika or international students in a state-funded school
- Have at least two years’ teaching experience
- Have a permanent position in a mainstream class or a specialist ESOL class.
The full criteria and requirements for support from your school are explained on the applications. In October these are posted out to schools, along with course information from the providers.
Nationality: Citizens of New Zealand are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
How to Apply: Complete the application form for the tertiary institution you wish to study at. You and your principal need to fill in the form. Post it to the address given in the form instructions. More than one teacher at a school can apply for a scholarship – in fact this is recommended as studying together provides good opportunities for collegial support.
- TESSOL application form – Auckland
- TESSOL application form – Waikato
- TESSOL application form – Massey
- TESSOL application form – Wellington
- TESSOL application form – Christchurch
Application Deadline: Applications for 2018 tuition fees scholarships close November 3, 2017.