As an Otago student you will receive a travel grant to take part in the Otago Global Student Exchange programme. There are also scholarships and awards you may be eligible to apply for.
Please do not contact the host university directly on any specific scholarship being offered to Otago students. All enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otago Global Awards in 2017
All students starting their exchange in 2017 will be eligible for the following:
Otago Global Travel Grant
Grant of NZ$1000.
A student may only ever receive one Otago Global Travel Grant.
Otago Global Matariki Scholarship
A grant of NZ$500 will be given to students studying at a Matariki Network of Universities Partner (in addition to a Travel Grant):
- Durham University, England
- Queen's University, Canada
- University of Tübingen, Germany
- The University of Western Australia, Australia
- Uppsala University, Sweden
Otago Global Citizen Award
This award will be granted on the basis of quality and quantity of promotional activities undertaken while on and after exchange.
Activities could include, but are not limited to:
1. While on exchange: blogs, Facebook posts, recognised promotion contribution at the host university
2. Back at Otago: assist with promotion at lectures, O week, Exchange week, Residential Colleges, mentoring the next exchange cohort.
Award value: NZ$1000
Total number of awards: up to 3 per semester.
Eligibility: student must be returning to Otago after their exchange.
Application: all students returning to Otago will be considered for this award.
Award payment will be made in either April or August following return to Otago.
Otago Global Citizen Award Form (290KB)
Otago Global 20th Anniversary Award
The University of Otago is celebrating twenty years of the Student Exchange Programme, and in recognition of this milestone has established the Otago Global 20th Anniversary Awards.
Over the next few years one award will be made available when we reach 20 years of exchanging students with each partner institution.
In 2017 we will be celebrating 20 years with the following institutions:
- University of Hong Kong
- University of Tokyo
- National University of Singapore
- Uppsala University
- University of California
- Otaru University of Commerce
- University of Amsterdam
- University of Aarhus, School of Business and Social Sciences
Eligibility: All students on exchange in Semester One 2017 to any of the named universities, or who have gained an exchange placement for Semester Two 2017 to any of the named universities are eligible to apply for the Award.
Number available: One Otago Global 20th Anniversary Award is available for each named university.
Award value: NZ$1500
Award payment will be made in August 2017
In 2018 we will be celebrating 20 years with the following institution:
Any Grant and Award value is reviewed annually.
School of Business scholarship
The Westpac Travelling Scholarships are awarded to students studying for degrees and diplomas within the School of Business who have been accepted for the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme in a school on the current Approved Exchange Partners List and who show a capacity for leadership and responsibility in business, community or educational affairs.
The level of award can be up to $3,000.
If you are entitled to Studylink loans and allowances at Otago, this should also be available to you while on exchange.