TESSOL Further Study Awards
Learn about TESSOL (Teaching English in Schools to Speakers of Other Languages) further study awards, including who’s eligible to apply and how to make an application.
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Teachers in state and state-integrated schools and early learning services can apply for a TESSOL Further Study Award to study at a graduate or postgraduate level. Applications close on Friday 15 May, 2020.
- Eligibility to apply
- What the award covers
- How to apply
- Recipient responsibilities
- Further information
You can apply if you:
- hold a permanent position in a New Zealand state, or state-integrated school or ECE - mainstream teachers, ESOL specialists and senior management are all welcome to apply
- have previously been awarded a Ministry of Education TESSOL scholarship and have successfully completed the funded courses or have completed the equivalent courses through self-funded study
- are intending to undertake further TESSOL study at one of these institutions - University of Auckland, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University or University of Canterbury.
If you are considering study at another institution contact firstname.lastname@example.org. These awards don’t cover CELTA or other privately run TESOL courses.
The study award will contribute to the tuition fees for up to 30 credits - to a maximum of $2000.
It will contribute towards courses undertaken between July 2020 and June 2021.
The award doesn’t cover student levy, enrolment or textbook fees.
If successful, a payment will be made to the recipient’s school or ECE. If there are additional costs it will be up to the recipient to cover these.
Note: these study awards may not be available on an annual basis. Successful applicants cannot defer their study award.
Applications close on Friday 15 May, 2020.
Before applying for a study award, applicants need to check that their chosen course of study is available and that they meet the course enrolment requirements.
Complete and sign the application form [DOCX, 44 KB]
Send your completed form to email@example.com or post to: Migrant, Refugee, International Education Private Bag 92644, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Successful applicants will be advised by Friday 5 June, 2020.
The recipient will be responsible for:
- enrolling in the course/s and beginning the proposed study within 12 months of the award being granted
- arranging payment (or reimbursement) of the course tuition fees from their school or ECE
- providing a one page report on the impact of the study on the school/ECE and classroom practices to the Migrant, Refugee and International Education Team at the completion of each course (we will provide a template for this report)
- notifying the Migrant, Refugee and International Education Team of any changes in employment as this may affect eligibility.
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