Entrance Scholarships are for students who have not previously been admitted to the University of Otago and who are planning to undertake their first year (100-level papers) of full-time, full year undergraduate study.
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Scholarships at a glance
|Scholarship||NZ dollars (one to three year tenure)||Opening date||Closing date|
|Academic Excellence||Typically around $35,000||1 July||15 August|
|Leaders of Tomorrow||$6,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Māori and/or Pacific Peoples'**||$10,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Alumni***||$6,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Donna-Rose McKay (August applications)||$6,000*||1 July||15 August|
|Performance||$16,000****||1 July||15 August|
|New Frontiers||$2,500 or $5,000||1 July||4 March|
|Dux||$6,000||No application or closing date|
|Alumni Appeal||$6,000||1 November||5 December|
|Alumni in America Inc.||$6,000||1 November||5 December|
|Alumni in America Inc. Rugby Performance||$16,000||1 November||5 December|
|Law Alumni||$6,000||1 November||5 December|
|71-73 Alumni||$6,000||1 November||5 December|
|Callis Trust Performance||$6,000||1 November||5 December|
|Donna-Rose McKay (December applications)||$6,000||1 November||5 December|
|Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship||Varies||No application or closing date|
* Exceptional applicants may be offered this scholarship at a higher value and a longer tenure.
** The Māori and Pacific Peoples' Entrance Scholarship is likely to be separated into two different scholarships (The University of Otago Māori Entrance Scholarships and the University of Otago Pacific Peoples' Entrance Scholarships) in 2018 for 2019 awards.
*** The Alumni Entrance Scholarship is likely to be renamed in 2018 for 2019 awards.
**** Exceptional applicants may be offered this scholarship at a higher value in year one.
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