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Māori students

Maori statue carving

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.

Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarships - 11-16 January 2015

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

Download the poster here

Closing date for your application: Friday 26 September, 2014 (5pm)
Download your Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao application form here
Download the Hands-on-Science application form here

Contacts: Ashley Te Whare Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel 64 3 373 9731 - Mob 64 21 279 9731
Email: ashley.tewhare@otago.ac.nz

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.

Information about Tū Kahika

Download the application form
Download the Tū Kahika Scholarship programme here

Contacts: Tel 64 3 479 4119
Email: tu.kahika@otago.ac.nz

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.
29th July - 1st August 2014
Applications are now closed

Download the general information
Download the REACH Scholarship brochure
Contact:Tel 64 3 470 3593
Email: reach@otago.ac.nz

On Campus Experience 2015 (Māori Students)

University of Otago On Campus Experience Scholarship - May 2015  (details early 2015)

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. 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.
Read all information about OCE

Contacts: Ashley Te Whare Kaitakawaenga Māori/Māori Liaison Officer
Tel 64 3 373 9731 - Mob 64 21 279 9731
Email: ashley.tewhare@otago.ac.nz

Tihi Kõmata

Read our Schools' Liaison Māori Newsletter, March 2013

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