Pacific Foundation Programme Scholarship (PFP)

PFP Students

This scholarship is funded by the Ministry of Health to support Pacific students intending on studying health related programmes and courses. The scholarship is to study the University of Otago Foundation Year health science course in the February intake only. This course allows students to experience the demands and intensity of Health Science First Year.

Only 10 scholarships are offered and those who are awarded this scholarship become part of a programme that supports them as they transition from high school to university, whilst learning to overcome common challenges faced by Pacific students when studying away from home. The programme includes both academic and pastoral support whilst closely monitoring how students progress.

Find out more about the Foundation Year Health Science course at Otago, and learn about the pathways or degree programmes it can lead to.

The scholarship recipient will receive:

Who can apply?

New Zealand Pacific high school leavers with:

Students must also meet the Foundation Year entry requirements.

Applications for 2015 have closed.

For further information please contact:

Talai Mapusua
Pacific Foundation Programme Coordinator
University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year
0800 80 80 98 (Ext 5256)
03 479 5256 (Direct)


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