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Otago Business School scholarships, prizes and acknowledgements

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

Acknowledgement of Excellence

School Prizes

Scholarships & Prizes by Major

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






  • L'Oreal Marketing Scholarship
  • Nestle Marketing Scholarship
  • University Bookshop Prize for top 200-level Marketing student (contact Department for Details)
  • Cadbury Confectionery Ltd Prize for top 300-level Marketing student (contact Department for Details)
  • Cadbury Confectionery Ltd Prize for best all-rounder 400-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.

Closing Dates: 30 May and 30 September

Download further information and the Application Form (PDF Format, 560K)


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)

Applications open in early 2018 for tertiary study beginning early 2019. Read Application dates for more information specifically about the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship.

Bayer Innovator Awards

As a global company with a proud history of research and development, Bayer has always recognised the link between innovation and business success. Bayer, in conjunction with the National Business Review, aim to find New Zealand’s leading innovators – those who use their knowledge and commitment to improve the lives of New Zealanders and the wider world.

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This is the scholarship scheme of Bayer NZ and the Royal Society of New Zealand which aims to give students experience in environmental research or restoration.

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