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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 2016 (Māori students)

University of Otago On Campus Experience Scholarship:  8-11 May 2016
Closing date for applications: Friday 25 March 2016 (5.00pm)

On Campus Experience (OCE) is a fully funded scholarship that provides an amazing opportunity for senior secondary students of Mãori descent to sample living and learning at the University of Otago.
If you are currently in your final year of study at a New Zealand secondary school, are of Mãori descent, and you have acquired NCEA L2 with merit endorsement (or an equivalent for CIE and IB students) please complete and submit an application before Friday 25 March 2016 (5pm).

Read all information about OCE

Download the application form

OCE 2016 poster

Ashley Te Whare
Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel 64 3 373 9704

Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships 2017 (details to be advised mid 2016)

The University of Otago Schools’ Liaison Office, in conjunction with the Division of Sciences, offers a number of Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships to students of Māori descent, who will be entering Year 12 or 13, in 2017.

The Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao (NMP) Scholarships provide a wonderful opportunity for secondary schools’ students of Māori descent, to participate in a week-long Hands-on Science programme.

What are the Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships.

Download the forms and read the information about Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships here

Ashley Te Whare 
Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel 64 3 373 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. 

Download Tū Kahika flyer

Information about Tū Kahika

Tel 64 3 479 4119

REACH Scholarship

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.

Read more information about REACH here

Download your REACH Scholarships form here

Tel 64 3 470 3593

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Making my decision to study at Otago

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