Faculty of Education and Social Work

Other scholarships and funding

There are many external organisations that offer scholarships and awards. The Scholarships Office can provide access to a comprehensive database of external scholarships to give you information about the widest range of funding available. More information

Scholarships in teaching and social work

There are a number of scholarships in teaching, social work, human services and counselling available to students at the Faculty of Education and Social Work. If you’ve dreamed of going to university, now is the time to act.

Teach First NZ programme – Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based)

Scholarships for tuition fees are given to all successful applicants who are selected into this programme. Participants are also paid a salary* throughout the two-year period of study.

*Equivalent to that of an untrained/unqualified secondary teacher.

This programme, to qualify you to teach at secondary school level in your specialist teaching subject, is offered in partnership with Teach First NZ. Teach First NZ is an independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve student achievement outcomes in areas of socio-economic disadvantage, by attracting and supporting top university graduates to teach in secondary schools serving lower-decile communities.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work’s main contribution to the partnership is the design and delivery of the programme's academic curriculum and mentor programme. Upon successful completion of the programme you will graduate with a University of Auckland qualification.

This is a school-based teacher education programme and places are strictly limited. Teach First NZ is recruiting for participants to teach in selected areas of study/subjects.

Applications are to be made to Teach First NZ.

More information on the programme of study

Visit the Teach First NZ website



The Hope Selwyn Foundation Scholarship in Ageing Research

There are two scholarships available, each worth $6000 for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Domestic postgraduate students from any faculty are eligible to apply. The regulations allow for a wide range of approaches to the topic, not just scientific: Applications will be accepted from a wide range of disciplines in line with the HOPE Foundation’s philosophy of encouraging eclectic research into ageing and its effects on individuals and society.

To apply, see Hope Selwyn Foundation Scholarship In Ageing Research



Ministry of Education Subsidies

In an effort to further develop teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and understanding in key areas of learning and teaching the Ministry of Education offers the The Tertiary Fees Funding Support Scheme.

This scheme provides partial funding for approved mathematics and literacy papers for primary and intermediate teachers. Half the tuition is paid for by the Ministry of Education and half by the teacher's school, or teacher.

More information about the available courses.