Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships

The Ministry of Education supports teachers and specialists to develop their skills in working with children and young people with additional learning needs.

We offer Learning Support study awards for teachers in early learning services and schools as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.

Together, they help the Ministry ensure the ongoing availability of a workforce with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge and qualifications to support children and young people with additional learning needs.

Learning Support teachers’ study awards

Type of AwardNumber of 2018 Awards availableApplication
opening date
Application
closing date
Notification date
Autism Spectrum Disorder Study Award 8 1 August 2019 30 September 2019 20 November 2019
Blind and Low Vision Study Award 9 1 August 2019 30 September 2019 20 November 2019
Complex Educational Needs Study Award 8 1 August 2019 30 September 2019 20 November 2019
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Study Award 12 1 August 2019 30 September 2019 20 November 2019
Early Intervention Study Award 30 1 August 2019 30 September 2019 20 November 2019
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Study Award Up to 100 1 August 2019 30 September 2019 20 November 2019

Learning Support specialist scholarships

Scholarships are for students enrolled in these programmes.

Type of ScholarshipNumber of Scholarships availableApplication
opening date
Application
closing date
Notification date

Child and Family Psychology Internship Scholarship

Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship

34 - Total number across Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship and Child and Family Internship Scholarship 1 September 2019 30 September 2019 30 November 2019
Speech Language Therapy Scholarship 16 1 February 2019 30 March 2019 26 April 2019
New Zealand Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship 5 1 February 2019 30 March 2019 26 April 2019
New Zealand Sign Language Tutor Scholarship

Victoria University will not be offering enrolment in the Certificate of Deaf Studies – Teaching New Zealand Sign Language.

This scholarship will not be available for 2019.

Further information

For more information, please contact the Advisor – Study Awards and Scholarships by email at learningsupport.workforce@education.govt.nz or phone 04 463 8558.

Last reviewed: Has this been useful? Give us your feedback