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Applications for ECE Scholarships for 2018 open

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The Ministry of Education has announced the opening of applications for ECE scholarships. 

Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika only, continue to be provided through TeachNZ.

These are available for

  • for people who will study at graduate or ungraduated level who have knowledge, understanding and experience working with either Māori or Pasifika communities and want to teach in these communities
  • for fluent speakers of te reo Māori or a Pasifika language and want to teach in the early childhood sector.

The scholarships cover all course fees and a gift/ allowance of $10,000 over the course of study.

Applications open on Monday 4 December 2017 and close on Friday 23 February 2018 with TeachNZ


Further advice and other scholarship options

General article about financial assistance

Grants and help with meeting course costs

Invitation grants for men studying for a recognised ECE qualification 


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