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Alan Musgrave Scholarship in Philosophy

Postgraduate scholarship funding to support international students studying towards a Masters in Philosophy.

Alexander Leith Bagpipe and Drum Scholarship

Scholarship funding to support first year of a Bachelor of Music degree.

Alliance Group Postgraduate Scholarship

$27,500 plus tuition fee waiver for thesis doctoral students.

Angus Ross Travel Scholarship in History

$1,000 to support PhD students who are studying history.

Bamforth Postgraduate Scholarship

$13,000 per year plus tuition fee waiver for 1 year of Master's study and $25,000 per year plus a tuition fee waiver for 3 years, for PhD study.

Bee Nilson Award

Funds to support final year honours or paper year masters students studying human nutrition and food science.

Blair Postgraduate Scholarship

$13,000 plus tuition fee waiver for master's thesis students.

Brenda Shore Award for Women

Up to $15,000 for women who are studying the natural sciences at postgraduate level.

Brooker Travel and helloworld Doctoral Travel Scholarships

Travel funding to support PhD students at the University of Otago.

Bruggeman Postgraduate Scholarship in Classics

Postgraduate funding to support Classics students.

Built Environment and Active Transport PhD Scholarship (Closing on Thu, 2 Nov 2017)

PhD funding for working on the “Built Environment and Active Transport to School: BEATS Study”

Campbell-White Scholarship

 $3,000 for a student studying full-time towards a degree of Bachelor of Surveying, Bachelor of Applied Science, or Bachelor of Science majoring in Geology, Surveying, or Applied Geology.

Chris Burks Memorial Bursary

$3,000 for a second year resident of Carrington College, who has contributed towards the welfare of others.

Daniel Taylor Senior Scholarship in Philosophy

$1,000 towards research costs for Philosophy Master's thesis students.

David A Grant Memorial Scholarships in Scottish Piping and Scottish Drumming

To assist astudents who have demonstrated outstanding ability in either Scottish piping or Scottish drumming

David Renfrew White Postgraduate Scholarship in Education

$13,000 plus tuition fee waiver for Master's thesis student.

Demand response in the agricultural sector PhD Scholarship

PhD funding for a project on demand response in the agricultural sector – a socio-technical study.

Diane Campbell-Hunt Memorial Award

$1,000 towards the best paper that makes a contribution to New Zealand conservation.

Douglass D Crombie Award in Physics

PhD funding to support physics research.

Dr E C Grant and Mrs H M Grant Memorial Medical Scholarship

On-going funding towards tuition fees and an annual stipend for students admitted to the medical programme and who have affiliations to the East Coast of the North Island (defined geographically to include the Whakatane area to Wairoa).

Dr Emily Hancock Siedeberg Scholarship

$1,250 for a female student in the fourth year of an MB ChB.

Dr Sulaiman Daud 125th Jubilee Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship funding to support students from Malaysia.

Duffus Lubecki Postgraduate Scholarship in Applied Science

$13,000 towards postgraduate study in Applied Science.

Dunedin Symphony Scholarship for Orchestral Performance

$5,000 to foster the performance careers of exceptionally talented musicians who have demonstrated a strong and clear commitment to an orchestral career.

E Rewa Begg Scholarship

$2,000 towards the second year of study in the field of  commerce.

EY Prestige Prize in Accounting

Awarded to an accounting major student who has completed ACCT 211, ACCT 222 and ACCT 233 and demonstrates the best all round academic performance.  

Elizabeth Jean Trotter Postgraduate Research Travelling Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences

Funding to support postgraduate stury in Biomedical Sciences.

Elman & Alfred Poole Southland Boys’ High School & Southland Girls’ High School Health Sciences Scholarship

$5,000 annually for three years for students graduating from Southland Boys High School and Southland Girls High School who intend to enrol in Health Sciences First Year with the aim of gaining admission into one of the competitive-entry Health Sciences Professional Programmes.

Elman Poole Southland Boys' High School & Southland Girls' High School Science and Music Scholarships

$5,000 annually for three years for students graduating from Southland Boys High School and Southland Girls High School who intend to pursue a degree and career in science or applied science and have a talent for musical performance.

Elman Poole Travelling Scholarship

PhD Travel Scholarship for students in their second or third year of study at the University of Otago.

Elman and Alfred Poole Southland Boys' High School and Southland Girls' High School Science Scholarships

$5,000 annually for three years for students graduating from Southland Boys High School and Southland Girls High School who intend to pursue a degree and career in science.

Energy Education Trust NZ Undergraduate Scholarship

$5,000 for students with a specific interest in energy issues.

Fanny Evans Postgraduate Scholarship for Women

Scholarship funds to help women postgraduate students.

Freemasons Scholarships

Scholarship funding to support students who contribute to their community.

Fulbright Scholarships

Funds to support study in the US.

Gilbert M Tothill Scholarship in Psychological Medicine

Student conducting research in Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine or a related field. $10,000 per year.

HOPE Selwyn Foundation Scholarship

$6,000 to support postgraduate students undertaking research into ageing and its effects on individuals and society.

Helen Rosa Thacker Scholarship in Neurological Research

Funding to support PhD neurological research.

James Henry Scholarship

$600 per year for students enrolling in Arts, Science, Medicine, or Law, whose homes are in the Southland District.

James Park Scholarship in Geology

Postgraduate funding to support research in the area of New Zealand mineral resources.

John Edmond Postgraduate Scholarship for Industrial Research in Chemistry

$13,000 to support Master's students studying Chemistry.

Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave Māori Leadership in Law Scholarship

Funds to support a Māori student stuying full-time towards the final year of a double degree, which includes a Bachelor of Laws.

Kirsty Watterson Memorial Scholarship

Funds to support students undertaking the LLB degree at 200-level or higher, who are in financial need.

Macandrew-Stout Postgraduate Scholarship in Economics

Funding to support postgraduate students studying Economics.

N G Stewart Scholarship

$1,500 for students with a disability.

New Zealand Medical Women's Association Elective Scholarship

Up to the value of $500 for female medical students in the final year of their MB ChB.

New Zealand Scholarships at the University of Otago

Scholarships to support students from developing countries study at New Zealand universities.

Nga Pae O Te Maramatanga Doctoral Scholarships

PhD funding to support the advancement of Māori and indigenous research excellence.

Noni Wright Scholarship

Funds to support postgraduate research in Theatre Studies.

Otago Council Inc Scholarship in Science

Scholarship funding to support Research Master's students undergoing research and data collection.

Otago School of Biomedical Sciences Māori Postgraduate Scholarship (Closing on Wed, 1 Nov 2017)

Funding to support a Māori postgraduate student studying full-time for a BSc Hons, BBiomedSc Hons, PGDipSci or 1st year of a MSc.

Philip Ashton Smithells Memorial Scholarship

$3,000 for a student progressing to their third or fourth year in Physical Education.

Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

Awarded annually for excellence in original composition to a past or present student of a university of New Zealand.

Philippa Sweetman Scholarship

$850  for a student going into or in their third or final year of a University of Otago Bachelors degree majoring in one of the principal disciplines of the former Home Science/Consumer and Applied Science Programme i.e: Clothing and Textile Sciences, Social Work, Food Science, or Human Nutrition.

Postgraduate Tassell Scholarship in Cancer Research

PhD scholarship funding to supporting cancer research.

R & E Seelye Trust Academic Excellence Scholarship

Entrance scholarship to support students who have financial need and have demonstrated outstanding academic potential and leadership capabilities.

R & E Seelye Trust Master's Scholarship

Scholarship funding to support Master's students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Rhodes Scholarship

Scholarship funds for PhD study at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

School of Biomedical Sciences Pacific Peoples’ Postgraduate Scholarship (Closing on Wed, 1 Nov 2017)

Scholarship to support a Pacific Islands student to study full-time for a BSc Hons, BBiomedSc Hons, PGDipSci or 1st year MSc within the BMS.

Science Horizons Scholarship

$3,000 per year for students graduating from secondary school who intend to pursue a degree and career in science.

Senior Smeaton Scholarship in Experimental Science

Funds to support postgraduate study in Experimental Science.

The Buddha’s Light International Association South Island New Zealand Scholarship

$3,000 scholarship for students 25 years or younger who are of good character, show acts of compassion and service to others, and have undertaken volunteer work in New Zealand in the year of applying.

The Class of 1979 Undergraduate Medical Scholarship

$3,000 for a student in the second or third year of their MB ChB.

The Dr Stella Cullington Postgraduate Scholarship in Ophthalmology

Up to $5,000 scholarship for students intending to enrol for a MOphth or PhD in Ophthalmology at the University of Otago

The Eamon Cleary Trust Honours Study Scholarship

$3,000 scholarship for students enrolled at the University of Otago in a 400 level paper with an Irish Studies focus

The Eamon Cleary Trust Postgraduate Study Scholarship

Postgraduate scholarship funding to support research in Irish Studies.

The Eamon Cleary Trust Undergraduate Study Scholarship

Undergraduate Scholarship to support University of Otago Students undertaking courses in Irish Studies at 200 level or above.

The Elizabeth Jean Trotter 400-level Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences

Funding to support students who are enrolled in a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Honours programme at the University of Otago.

The Elizabeth Jean Trotter Undergraduate (300-level) Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences

Funding to support students who are undertaking a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Otago.

The Joan, Arthur & Helen Thacker Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding to support students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Robinson Dorsey Postgraduate Scholarship

Funding to support Human Nutrition and Physiology students returning to study. 

The Roche Hanns Möhler Doctoral Scholarship

Scholarship funding to aid in completion of a Brain Health Research Centre PhD student.

The Salvation Army Marie Fitness Endowment Scholarship

Funds to support young people with demonstrated financial hardship and who are from an under-privileged background to study Dentistry, Medicine or Pharmacy.

UO 300-level and Prestige Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by the University Council on the basis of high academic achievement.

University of Otago Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship

Funds to assist new undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic potential and leadership capabilities.

University of Otago Academic General Practitioner Registrar PhD Scholarship

The scholarship aims to help establish research capability among a new generation of General Practitioners by supporting the achievement of a Doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Otago as well as vocational registration as a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).

University of Otago Alumni Appeal Scholarship

These scholarships are for academically strong students who face significant financial and life challenges in attending university.

University of Otago Alumni Entrance Scholarships (including R & E Seelye Trust Academic Excellence)

Scholarship for students who have demonstrated academic ability and who can show financial need.

University of Otago Alumni in America Inc. Entrance Scholarship

These scholarships are for academically strong students who face significant financial and life challenges in attending university.

University of Otago Callis Trust Performance Scholarship

To encourage excellence in areas of performance including sport, culture, music and the arts, these scholarships are available to academically-able students with demonstrated high-level ability in their chosen area of performance.

University of Otago China Scholarship Council Tuition Fee Scholarship

For PhD candidates who are supported by the China Scholarship Council.

University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship

PhD funding to support doctoral research in the study of literature.

University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship

$10,000 towards coursework Master's students tuition fees.

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for thesis doctoral students.

University of Otago Doctorate in Medical Education Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to provide support for clinically qualified health care professionals with an interest in medical education to undertake research at PhD level.

University of Otago Donna-Rose McKay Entrance Scholarship

Funds to support entrance students with a significant disability.

University of Otago Dux Scholarship

Up to $6,000 for the Dux of every New Zealand secondary school.

University of Otago Foundation for Malaysia Prize

RM3,000 for a Malaysian student who has contributed to the welfare of Malaysian students at Otago.

University of Otago General Staff Association Award

$500 for the son or daughter of a University of Otago general staff member.

University of Otago Graduates' Association Travel Scholarship

Travel scholarship for students living outside of Dunedin to attend the University of Otago.

University of Otago International Research Master's Scholarship

$13,000 plus tuition fee waiver for international thesis Master's students.

University of Otago Law Alumni Scholarship

Scholarship for students who have demonstrated academic ability, who can show financial need and are intending to study first year law.

University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship

Funds to assist students who have demonstrated academic ability and who exhibit leadership potential to attend the University of Otago.

University of Otago Māori Doctoral Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for Māori thesis PhD students.

University of Otago Māori Master's Scholarship

$13,000 plus tuition fee waiver for Māori thesis Master's students.

University of Otago Māori and Pacific Peoples' Entrance Scholarships

Established to celebrate academic excellence and cultural diversity, these scholarships are intended to encourage the progression of Māori and indigenous Pacific Peoples’ students into tertiary study.

University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship

Established by the University of Otago in 2015 to recognise academic excellence in secondary school study.

University of Otago Pacific Island Doctoral Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for indigenous Pacific Island thesis doctoral students.

University of Otago Pacific Island Master's Scholarship

$13,000 plus tuition fee waiver for Pacific Island thesis Master's students.

University of Otago Performance Entrance Scholarship

For academically-able students with high-level ability in performance (sport, music, theatre, etc).

University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Funding to support postgraduate study in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

University of Otago Research Master's Scholarship

$13,000 plus tuition fee waiver for thesis Master's students.

University of Otago Special Health Research Scholarship

$25,000 plus tuition fee waiver for thesis doctoral students.

University of Otago Study Grants for Māori and Pacific Island Students

$3,000 for Māori and indigenous Pacific Island students progressing to their fourth year of study.

Vision Mātauranga - Deep South Challenge Masters Scholarship

Scholarship to support Masters study for New Zealanders of Māori descent.

Waddell Smith Postgraduate Scholarship

$2,000 towards postgraduate study in Education.

Westpac Southland Scholarships

$600 for students who attended secondary school in the Southland District.

Williamson Medical Research PhD Scholarship

PhD scholarship funding to support study in the field of medical research.

Zonta Club of Dunedin Scholarship

$1,000 for a female student in thier third or later year of tertiary study.