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University of Otago Māori and Pacific Peoples' Scholarships

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Number OfferedVaries
Closing Date15 August


Established by the University of Otago in 2005 to celebrate academic excellence and cultural diversity, these scholarships are intended to encourage the progression of Māori and Pacific Peoples' students into tertiary study.

Applicants must:

  • be of Māori and/or Pacific Island descent and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, or be of Māori and/or Pacific Island descent; have completed Year 12 and have completed, or are in the process of completing, Year 13 at a New Zealand school
  • be intending to enrol, or are enrolled for full time study at the University of Otago for the first time in the year following the closing date
  • have at least NCEA Level 2 with a merit commendation or equivalent

Note: Students completing University papers while in their final year of high school are eligible for consideration.


For further information and documents, including the online application form.