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The NZ Overseas Relocation Grant: 10,000 More Reasons to Move to NZ to Teach!

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The NZ Overseas Relocation Grant: 10,000 More Reasons to Move to NZ to Teach!


Kia ora! Are you an adventurous teacher with a passion for exploring new horizons? Look no further than the stunning landscapes and vibrant communities of New Zealand. As a recruitment agency specializing in placing international teachers, Prospero Teaching New Zealand is excited to share an exclusive opportunity that could make your dreams of relocating to this captivating country a reality.

Starting from 1st July 2023 until 30th June 2024, the NZ Overseas Relocation Grant opens doors to a life-changing experience. In this blog, we’ll dive into the details and explore how this grant can be your ticket to an enriching career and an unbeatable quality of life in New Zealand.


Kent Road, New Zealand

Kent Road, New Zealand


Why Choose New Zealand?


Aotearoa, the Māori name for New Zealand, is a land of unparalleled natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and warm-hearted locals. From snow-capped mountains to pristine beaches, New Zealand offers a diverse range of landscapes that will take your breath away.

It’s no wonder that so many teachers around the world are enticed by the lifestyle and quality of life benefits this incredible country has to offer. In addition to its natural beauty, New Zealand boasts an education system renowned for its exceptional quality, consistently ranking among the highest in the world.


Introducing the NZ Overseas Relocation Grant


The Overseas Relocation Grant is an exciting initiative designed to attract talented teachers from overseas to join the New Zealand education system. It aims to provide financial support and make the transition to your new teaching role as smooth as possible. The grant offers a unique opportunity to embark on a life-changing adventure while advancing your teaching career in a supportive environment.

From 29 May 2023, all qualified teachers are included on Immigration New Zealand’s Green List as Tier two roles eligible for work to residence. Find out more here.

As an overseas-trained teacher coming to New Zealand to fill a teaching vacancy, or a returning New Zealand trained teacher, you may be eligible for an Overseas Relocation Grant of up to $10,000 NZD (GST inclusive).


$10,000 NZ Overseas relocation grant


Overseas Relocation Grant Eligibility Checklist



  • Your role must be starting from 1st July 2023 – 30 June 2024 and your contract must be at least 12 months in a:
    • State or state-integrated school (excluding independent schools)
    • Licensed early learning centre (note: limited to one place per centre, per year for the Overseas Finders Fee)


  • Any overseas teacher must not have been teaching in a NZ school or licensed early learning service for the 12 months prior to their start date.


  • You must apply for the grant within 90 days of commencing employment in the school or early learning centre.


Relocation Made Easy


Moving to a new country can be both thrilling and daunting. However, the Overseas Relocation Grant can alleviate some of the financial pressures associated with the transition. The grant provides eligible teachers with a generous sum to help cover relocation expenses such as flights, visa fees, and initial accommodation costs.

This financial assistance will enable you to focus on settling into your new community, establishing connections, and creating memorable experiences. For the full-list of eligible relocation expenses please follow this link.


Unparalleled Teaching Opportunities


New Zealand’s education system is renowned for its innovation, inclusivity, and commitment to excellence. By joining the New Zealand teaching community, you will have the chance to inspire young minds, collaborate with passionate educators, and contribute to an educational system that values holistic development. New Zealand schools offer a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters growth, both personally and professionally.


Quality of Life


Beyond the classroom, New Zealand offers an exceptional quality of life that is hard to match.

Experience a healthy work-life balance as you explore awe-inspiring national parks, engage in thrilling adventure sports, and savor world-class cuisine. New Zealand’s commitment to sustainability, safety, and social well-being creates an environment where you can truly thrive. Bring yourself or bring the entire family, New Zealand is a place for anyone to call home!


Mount Cook New Zealand

Mount Cook, New Zealand


Take the Leap and Get in Touch with Us


Are you ready to embark on an incredible teaching journey in New Zealand? Prospero Teaching New Zealand is here to guide you every step of the way. Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the Overseas Relocation Grant, available from 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2024. Our experienced team will provide personalized support, helping you find the perfect teaching role and navigate the relocation process smoothly. To take the first step towards an enriching career and an extraordinary lifestyle, get in touch with us today.

Looking forward to hearing from you!