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Māori students

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Planning for your future is a big step and here at Otago we are here to support you. Otago Māori students and their whānau have access to a wide range of support services, as well as scholarships and a dedicated School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies: Te Tumu

On Campus Experience  2017 (Māori students)
Sunday 7 - Thursday 11 May 2017 
Applications due Thursday 6 April (5.00pm)

On Campus Experience (OCE) is a fully funded scholarship that provides an amazing opportunity for senior secondary students (Y 13) of Mãori descent to sample living and learning at the University of Otago. Students will explore the Otago campus and the student city of Dunedin. They will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest as well as meet academic staff and students. They will experience life in a residential college and meet the Mãori Centre staff that provides great support for Mãori students when they come to Otago.

Download the information about OCE and the application form.

Download the OCE poster for 2017

Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel: 09 373 9731 or 09 373 9704

Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships, January 2018 (dates to be advised later in the year)

The University of Otago offers several Hands-On at Otago scholarships for students of Maori descent. These are fully-funded scholarships that provide a wonderful opportunity for students who are both interested in science and are entering Year 12 or 13 in 2018, to participate in the Hands-On at Otago programme. 
Hands-On at Otago is a programme intended to give students practical experience in research and university life - the kind of opportunity normally only available to graduates. Students need to have a strong interest in learning, be motivated to succeed, and have the potential to achieve well.

Nga Mahi Students 2017nga mahi students 2017 in their hoodiesScience  in a lab at Nga Mahi 2017
Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships January 2017  

Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel: 09 373 9731 or 09 373 9704

Tū Kahika: A Health Science Scholarship programme for Māori

The University of Otago’s Tū Kahika Scholarship is a two semester (from February to October) Health Sciences programme. 
Applications close: August 2017 (date tba)

Apply now online

Download your Information pack here

Information about Tū Kahika

Mob 021 246 6433

REACH Scholarship: August 2017

R.E.A.C.H (REACH): Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health, is a scholarship for Year 13 Māori secondary students interested in a career in health.
The programme will be delivered in August 2017 (details tba).
Applications close  June 2017

Read more information about REACH here

Download your REACH Scholarships form here

Zoe Bristowe, Programme Manager
Tel 64 3 470 3593

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