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Te Tūrama Scholarships

Let your passion drive your success!

  • Up to 1 year zero fees scholarships
  • 8 scholarships available
  • Amazing academic support
  • Internship opportunities
NZSE is proud to be able to offer up to 1 year, zero fees scholarships in Business, Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Security and University Preparation every year.

The number of scholarships available is limited and are awarded based on academic merit for financial need. We’ve named our scholarships; Te Tūrama – which means to light with a torch, give light to, illuminate. At NZSE we believe that through your study you will gain great knowledge, confidence, insights, a connection to new people and experiences, success and a passion for life-long learning.  
We have special scholarships available for those affected by redundancies due to COVID-19 for our Business, Early Childhood Education, Security, Healthcare and Information Technology programmes. Get in touch HERE.

NZSE offers 8 scholarships

Business - Kaipakihi

This scholarship was established for students who have demonstrated an intention of pursuing higher level studies in Business. Gaining an NZSE Scholarship and completing a qualification in Business from NZSE can open up a world of possibilities. Employment opportunities with real career potential or the ability to go deeper into your studies and pathway into a degree at university. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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Early Childhood Education - Kōhungahunga

Education is the key to the success for our future. This NZSE scholarship is for those that have a passion for education as a whole but who also want to teach our youngest learners. You can set your path through this Scholarship and delve into study across many areas of the educational sector. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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Healthcare - Mahi hauora

Healthcare and those that work in the healthcare sector are essential and play an incredibly supportive role throughout our lives. Without those that can care for us, our elderly and our unwell our society would be far less caring and, very likely, much less safe. This NZSE Scholarship is for those that are tuned to helping others and want to take their place in New Zealand's healthcare sector and beyond. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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Female Students in Tech - Hangarau

Women are underrepresented in the technology sector - so this NZSE Scholarship was established for female students who have demonstrated a passion and talent for technology. NZSE wishes to offer the recipient the opportunity to extend their education in order to improve their level of skills. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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Māori Students in Tech - Hangarau

This NZSE Scholarship was created to further enhance Māori participation in the burgeoning IT sector. Opportunities are vast in world of Information Technology both here in New Zealand and globally. Take this opportunity to put your future on the fast track to a career or further study at university after completion. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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Pasifika Students in Tech - Hangarau

This NZSE Scholarship was created to further enhance Pasifika student participation in the burgeoning IT sector. Opportunities are vast in world of Information Technology both here in New Zealand and globally. Take this opportunity to put your future on the fast track to a career or further study at university after completion. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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Security – Whakahaumaru

This NZSE Scholarship was established for students who would like to pursue a career in the Security sector. Protecting people and property is an essential service required and relied upon by many New Zealand businesses. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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Bridging (University Prep)

This NZSE Scholarship was established for students that who have demonstrated an intention of pursuing higher level studies, who have not achieved University Entrance. New Zealand School of Education wishes to offer the recipient the opportunity to extend their education in order to improve their level of skills. Make an application of interest by clicking the Apply Now button or download the Scholarship Guide and Referee Form to start a full application.
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NZSE has articulation agreements with AUT, Massey and Waikato universities.

If you’re leaving school and passionate about any of the disciplines we have cover, we urge you to get in touch.  We truly believe in transforming lives through the power of learning and that if one is passionate early, one will make a very successful career in that area.
Selection process
Applicants will be considered by a selection panel from the New Zealand School of Education. The decision of the selection panel is final.
Talk to us
So why not talk to our Course Advisors now [0800 99 88 11] or fill in our application form and we’ll get in touch with you.
Terms and conditions, additional information:
Amount and type of award:
     • The number of new scholarships to be awarded is determined annually – NZSE reserves the right to add, change, adjust or remove scholarships at any time
     • Scholarships will be offered on a contestable basis to applicants who demonstrate a passion and talent for any of the disciplines available
     • The award consists of the tuition fees for the chosen or available course, certificate or diploma.

Eligibility criteria:
     • The applicant must be a New Zealand Citizen or a Permanent Resident for at least 3 years
     • The scholarship is awarded on the basis that applicant demonstrates a passion and talent for the available/chosen scholarship discipline
     • The applicant has inspirational career goals related to the programme of study.

Conditions of award:
     • The award will go directly into the applicant’s tuition fees
     • The scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other fees or scholarship/s
     • If the recipient withdraws from study during the tenure of their scholarship they may be expected to repay the full value of the scholarship.

First year Fees Free:
     • NZSE is offering fee-free study to domestic students during their first year to help them to study, in accordance with government policy.
       To find out more about eligibility and details, click here
     • This offer is subject to funding confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and any other terms or conditions imposed by government authorities.
       Terms and conditions and entry criteria apply to all study.

General fee information:
     • For tuition fees and course-related costs please call NZSE on 0800 99 88 11 or email mailto:study@nzse.ac.nz to request a course information pack. All programmes are NZQA        accredited and students can get student loans for the entire fee amount. For more information please refer to Student Loans Allowances.
     • You can also fill out our online enrolment form and we will respond within 48 hours.

Student loans:
     • All New Zealand Permanent Residents are eligible to receive a student loan.
     • The School provides full assistance in applying for a student loan. An application can be made through the website www.studylink.govt.nz.
       Students can use the student loan facility for most courses offered at New Zealand School of Education. Students can pay their entire fee by student loan.

Student allowances:
     • NZSE programmes are eligible for a student allowance. A course advisor can assist you with your application for a student allowance.
       For more information on eligibility and criteria and to apply, contact Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) Freephone: 0800 55 90 09.