Ministry of Education literacy and numeracy course subsidies

The Tertiary Fees Funding Support Scheme supports teachers and leaders in primary and intermediate schools to undertake tertiary study in priority areas for teacher professional learning and development.

This scheme enables primary and intermediate teachers, leaders and principals in state and state-integrated schools to complete a tertiary course (paper) that:

  • Responds to student achievement and engagement challenges, particularly in years 5-8.
  • Addresses issues of equity related to outcomes for Māori and Pacific students and students with special education needs. 
  • Builds subject content knowledge in tandem with effective pedagogies for all learners.
  • Strengthens Communities of Learning.

Individuals or schools can apply to the Ministry of Education for reimbursement of up to 50% of the tuition fees.

2020 courses

Subsidised courses are confirmed by the Ministry of Education at the end of each year. If you would like to receive information on courses eligible for subsidies in 2020 when they are released please register through the online form Ministry of Education Literacy and Numeracy Courses Subsidies.

Language and literacy course subsidies

Numeracy course subsidies

Thesis, dissertation or project

For these courses, students need to have a numeracy or literacy focus to their assignment work.

*These courses are offered by the Faculty of Science. For enquiries please contact the Faculty of Science Student Centre

Tertiary Fees Funding Support application

Applications for subsidies are through the Ministry of Education. For detailed information on the Ministry of Education fees subsidies including application forms and course information, visit: