Financial assistance

Financial assistance


If you are a full-time student and a New Zealand or Australian citizen, or a permanent resident, you may be eligible for a student loan or allowance through StudyLink to help with your compulsory fees, course related costs and living costs. The student allowance is a weekly payment for full-time students to help with day-to-day living costs. For more information see the StudyLink website

Scholarship opportunities

If you are planning to study with NZTC you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship. We have scholarships available for both Early Childhood Education and Health and Wellbeing qualifications. Click on the tabs below to view more information about the different scholarships available for your chosen field of study.

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Are you of Māori or Pasifika descent? If so, you may be eligible for a scholarship that saves you up to 80% off your study fees for the first year.

Apply for one of our teacher education scholarships today and if your application is successful, you’ll pay only $999 towards your first year of study for a:

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Teaching (Level 6) or
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5)

For more information click HERE

Please note: Scholarship applications must be submitted at the time of applying for your teaching qualification.

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact the enrolments team at, or (09) 520 4000 / (03) 366 8000.

External Scholarships

TeachNZ Teacher Recruitment Scholarships:
TeachNZ Teacher Recruitment Scholarships (Early Childhood Education) have been introduced for qualifications leading to New Zealand Teacher Registration, to increase the number of teachers in the early childhood sector. An early childhood education scholarship pays course fees and, for full-time students only, the scholarship pays an allowance of up to $10,000 over the period of study. For more information see the TeachNZ website -

Ministry of Education:
ECE Service Teacher Education Grants (ECESTEG) are intended to support teacher-led services to assist staff members to gain their first Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ) approved early childhood teacher qualification that leads to Teacher Registration. Application forms are sent to all teacher-led services and will also be available on the Ministry of Education website -