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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)

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.

Information about OCE and application form ((will be available early 2017)

Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel 64 9 373 9731

Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships, 15th - 20th January 2017

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 programme.

Download information 

Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel 64 9 373 9731 Email:

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: 15th August 2016

Apply now online

Download your Information pack here

Information about Tū Kahika

Mob 021 246 6433

REACH Scholarship: 1- 4 August 2016

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 from 1-4 August 2016, students will be returning to their homes on the 4th.
Applications close 15 June 2016

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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