Master of Contemporary Education Scholarships & Funding

We have six scholarships available over three categories for the Master of Contemporary Education.

Learn about the available scholarships and applying for them, as well as the range of other funding options for your Masters.

Available scholarships

Tangata Whenua Scholarship
for educators who identify as Māori
Pacific Ako Scholarship
for educators who identify as of Pacific Island descent
Taipakeke Scholarship
for educators who are aged 60 years and over
Travel Scholarship
for educators who live outside of the wider Auckland region

Scholarship eligibility & applications

A limited number of scholarships are available for the Master of Contemporary Education.

Tangata Whenua Scholarship, Pacific Ako Scholarship, Taipakeke Scholarship

  • For these three categories there are two scholarships available per category in 2021.
  • These scholarships cover 50% of the full tuition fee for Parts 2 and 3 of the programme.
  • You must be fully enrolled in order for your scholarship application to be considered.
  • Scholarship applications are open only to those who are not currently receiving other financial support towards their fees.
  • These scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships offered by The Mind Lab.
  • You will be asked to provide some personal information to identify yourself as part of your application process. This information differs depending on which scholarship you are applying for.
  • We will also ask all applicants to attach some evidence to their application to indicate how the scholarship and programme will benefit their education context.

Travel Scholarship

The Travel Scholarship was created to lessen the financial impact of travel and accommodation requirements when attending the in-person classes held over the course of the programme. The scholarship is valued at $2,000 (incl. GST) for part-time students and $1,000 (incl. GST) for full-time students, split over parts 2 & 3 of the programme.

You are eligible for the scholarship if you are living outside of the wider Auckland Region, so if you live:

  • In Whangarei and north of Whangarei (those in Whangarei are eligible)
  • South of Waikato region
  • In the South Island

Please note:

  • You must be fully enrolled in order for your scholarship application to be considered, prior to the intake beginning.
  • Current students can apply for this scholarship and if successful the amount will be adjusted pro-rata.
  • Students must attend 80% of the face to face sessions during the course of their study.
  • Scholarship applications are open only to those who are not currently receiving other financial support towards their fees.
  • This scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships offered by The Mind Lab.
  • You will be asked to provide some personal information to identify yourself as part of your application process. This information differs depending on which scholarship you are applying for.

Contact enrol@themindlab.com for more information, or for information about eligibility.

Key dates for scholarships applications

July intake

Scholarship applications for the July 2021 intake close 5:00pm Sunday, 6th June 2021, one month prior to the start date.

Other financial support options

Earlybird Discount

We offer a 25% off Earlybird Discount for Part 2 and Part 3 of the Masters programme.

If you complete your application more than 1 month before the start date of each Part your fees will be $2,771.25 +GST for each Part, or $5,542.50 +GST total (excluding Part 1: DCL).

Please note, this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships offered by the Mind Lab.

StudyLink

Master of Contemporary Education students can apply for StudyLink.

The StudyLink application must be applied for one year at a time for part-time students.

StudyLink applicants must only apply for an enrolment period of fewer than 52 weeks within one calendar year.

Other support

There are a range of places to obtain funding, or assistance with funding, for your Masters. View some of the options here.

We’ve also created this handy template to assist in asking for funding, ask Lisa for the template file to use.

Apply for a scholarship

Enquire about our Master of Contemporary Education and one of our outreach team will get in touch.