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Postgraduate study grant opportunities

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Midwives who are engaged in formal postgraduate education (at Level 8 or above on the NZQA framework) may apply for a grant towards the cost of their postgraduate study. These grants are funded by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and administered by the College to subsidise the cost of fees and some travel and accommodation.

Please note that this is not the information for Postgraduate Complex Care Education Funding. Please click here for Postgraduate Complex Care Education Funding.

Midwives who are planning to enrol, or have enrolled, in postgraduate study in 2022 are now eligible to apply. Please note that application for funding is a separate process to academic enrolment. Midwives need to approach the tertiary education providers directly to enrol with them, and need evidence of enrolment or initiating the enrolment process to support their application for a grant. Enrolment deadlines vary between education providers and will differ from the grant application deadline.

Semester one round one application process and disbursement timeframe:

30 January 2023

First Application Round for Semester one 2023 grants closes

1 February 2023

The College provides data for all approved applications to Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand

1 February 2023

Midwives notified of application funding approval and payment arrangements

23 February 2023

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand payment disbursed to the College

28 February 2023

The College disburses payments either directly to education providers or midwives

Application process

Applications are now filled out online through the College portal system. Please login to the site and follow the Postgraduate Grants Icon to enter a new application. You can apply for Semester One, Semester Two or both. Please see the information sheet for grant application deadlines.

All approved papers are included in the application with options available to add other education providers and papers.

The postgraduate information sheet provides further information which is required to be read in conjunction with your application.


Important notes:

Midwifery applicants who have completed one or two papers in another discipline will be eligible to have their applications considered if these papers are cross creditable towards a midwifery postgraduate qualification. Proof will be required from the education provider that these papers are being undertaken as part of an overall midwifery focused qualification.

Midwives who are undertaking postgraduate study in another discipline or related topic (eg. Health Management or Public Health) or do not meet the negotiable eligibility criteria are encouraged to contact the College to discuss whether they may be eligible for a grant.

If applicants applying for Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand funding have been granted funding from another source towards the cost of the same postgraduate education (e.g. from their employer), they need to declare the nature and amount of funding or support received. Any funding support received will be deducted from Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand grant entitlement. The College advises that we are disbursing a finite postgraduate budget, therefore cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive funding. We will be priortising applications on a first come first served basis.

If you have any queries about the Postgraduate funding please email postgrad@nzcom.org.nz or contact Lynda Overton phone 03 377 2732

Last updated: 8/12/22