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Welcome to Hands-On at Otago

Applications for Hands-On at Otago 2018 have now closed.  The letters have been posted to almost 550 people who applied for our 400 places!  Watch your letterbox...

Following the long-term success of Hands-On Science, Otago is very excited and proud to offer Hands-On at Otago, incorporating not only Sciences and Health Sciences, but also Humanities and Business projects.

The goal of Hands-On at Otago is to demonstrate, in a friendly and interactive environment, some of the activities that researchers are involved in and to encourage talented young New Zealanders to consider further study as a step in their career pathway. We do this by bringing students to New Zealand’s oldest and most attractive university, an institution having an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

Here are the basics:

  • Hands-On at Otago 2018 is running from the 14th - 19th January 2018
  • It is open to students entering Year 12 or 13 in 2018
  • It costs $675 for accommodation, meals, tuition and social programme, transport to and from Dunedin Airport or bus terminals.
  • You need to cover the cost of getting to and from Dunedin and money for ice creams…
  • Entry is competitive: we get heaps of applications for a limited number of places - Write us a really good letter!
  • There are lots of scholarships available, and you can try getting funding from your local service clubs (Lions, Rotary) or school Board of Trustees. More ideas for funding.