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A range of scholarships is available for students undertaking business programmes. Scholarships available to business students include:

Acknowledgement of excellence

School prizes

Scholarships and prizes by major

There are many scholarships and prizes offered within the various departments of the Otago Business School.






  • University Bookshop Prize for top 200-level Marketing student (contact Department for Details)
  • The Mueller-Heumann Prize for top 400-level Marketing student (contact Department for Details)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Business School Student Exchange scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students accepted into the Student Exchange programme.

Westpac Travelling Scholarships

The scholarship is awarded to students studying for degrees and diplomas within the Otago Business School who have been accepted for the University's exchange programmes 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.

The closing date for semester 2 2024 exchange has been extended to 31 May 2024

Download further information and the Application Form (PDF)

University of Otago scholarships

The University of Otago has a wide range of scholarships available for students of all levels including Entrance Scholarships, scholarships for undergraduate students, coursework postgraduate students, research master's students, PhD students, and international students.

In addition there are also scholarships and travel grants available for research and conference travel, plus awards for high achieveing Otago students to continue their studies at prestigious international Universities.

Visit the scholarships page for more information.

Find out about International Student scholarships from the University of Otago.

External scholarships

These are also scholarships awarded by outside organisations.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) – Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from Myanmar who are motivated to make a difference at home in the areas of:

  • Argicultural development
  • Renewable energy
  • Disaster risk management
  • Public sector management
  • Private sector development
  • English language teaching (TESOL)

Students should intend to complete one of the qualifications listed below:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters Degree (1–2 years)
  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)

More information about the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships

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