About the teach.Rural Scholarship

If you are planning to complete, or are currently completing, an initial teacher education degree, apply for the teach.Rural Scholarship. Those studying to teach primary, secondary (across any key learning area) or inclusive/special education (K - 12) are encouraged to apply.

The teach.Rural Scholarship provides financial support of up to $7,500 per year whilst studying full-time, equivalent course contribution fees of up to $50,000*, a $6,000 appointment allowance and a permanent position in a rural or remote NSW public school following successful completion of studies. Scholars may also be eligible for a $500 per week rural practicum allowance.

Teach and make a difference with a teach.Rural Scholarship

Financial support
  • Up to $50,000 equivalent course contribution fee*
  • $7,500 per year whilst studying full-time
  • $6,000 appointment allowance
  • $500 a week rural practicum allowance
Guaranteed employment
  • Receive a permanent position in a rural or remote NSW public school upon completion of your studies
  • HSC students
  • University students
Appointment locations
  • Indicate your preference to teach in a number of fantastic rural and remote NSW locations

More information

Review the frequently asked questions for more information on eligibility, scholarship payments and your appointment as a teacher.

Contact our Employment Programs team via scholarships@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 301 435.

* Note: scholars must obtain a credit grade or above per unit to be eligible for the respective course contribution payment.

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