Online applications are due to open in early July for the University's main undergraduate entrance scholarships. Applications close on Friday, 15 August 2014.
These scholarships are for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have not previously been admitted to the University of Otago and who are planning to undertake undergraduate study in 2015. Other scholarships for new undergraduate students can be viewed elsewhere on this website.
- Guide to Application
- Apply Online
- Supplementary Forms
- Regulations for Available Scholarships
- Further Information
Guide to Application (read this first!)
We try to make the application process as simple as possible, but it can seem like a complex undertaking. To assist, we have created a downloadable Guide to Application. We strongly recommend you read this before applying!
Application can be made online and should take 5 to 10 minutes (assuming you have prepared necessary documents in advance, as detailed in the Guide to application). If you experience any problems applying online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
When you apply you will also need to complete at least one of the following forms. Required forms should be scanned in PDF format (preferred) or provided as a clear JPEG file and uploaded as part of your online application (each file must be less than 1 MB). If you experience any difficulties with this, please contact us at email@example.com
- Income and Asset Declaration Form. Required for the Alumni Appeal and/or Alumni Disability Support Scholarships. Please note: This form must be legible and hand-signed.
- Referee Information Sheet. You can provide this information to people who you may wish to approach about acting as your referees.
Regulations for Available Scholarships
It is required that you read the regulations for each of the scholarships you are considering applying for prior to making an application (see below). See the guide to applying for more details.
- University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarship. Scholarship awarded on the basis of academic excellence and leadership.
- Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship. Scholarship awarded on the basis of leadership and academic performance.
- Māori and Pacific Island Entrance Scholarship. Scholarship awarded on the basis of academic ability and community involvement.
- Callis Trust Performance Scholarship. Scholarship awarded on the basis of elite level performance in a sporting or cultural activity and academic performance.
- Alumni Appeal Scholarship (including the University of Otago Law Alumni Scholarship). Scholarship awarded on the basis of financial need and academic performance. Specific scholarships are also available for students intending to study Law.
- Donna-Rose McKay Disability Support Scholarship. Scholarship awarded on the basis of academic performance and financial need arising from disability.
- R & E Seeyle Trust Academic Excellence Scholarship. Scholarship to support student who have demonstrated outstanding academic potential and leadership capabilitites.
Information on other scholarships for first year study at Otago, including scholarships relating to specific subject areas, is available elsewhere on this website.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.